ZIMBABWE EVALUATION ASSOCIATION

Address: 14 Natal Road Belgravia Harare, Zimbabwe     Phone: +263779970322/ +263 77 317 5192     Email: secretariat@zea.org.zw or president@zea.org.zw

BRIEF HISTORY

The Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA) was established in 2004, however, due to the prolonged economic and social challenges that the country faced, the majority of members migrated to neighboring countries and the association withered. Zimbabwe is recovering from a decade of economic and social challenges and there is a great need for quality evaluations to support evidence-based policies and decision making. Local opportunities for capacity development in evaluation practice, information sharing, and networking remain limited. The Zimbabwe Evaluation Association was re-launched on the 3rd of October 2013. During the launch meeting, a committee of 15 was tasked to spearhead the setting up of ZEA. The committee, with secretariat support from UNICEF, successfully developed a constitution, registered ZEA as a Trust, opened a bank account, developed a three-year strategy 2014.The Zimbabwe Evaluation Association seeks to act in ways that embody our mission, vision, and values in pursuit of our defined policies and goals.

A new board took over on the 3rd of June 2017. In its first meeting, the Board reviewed and updated the Board Charter and formally adopted the Constitution. The board then appointed two board members in July based on the expressions that were submitted. In August, it then conducted the first reflection meeting on the ZEA Strategy and held a two-day meeting in December to finalize the Strategy. In September, ZEA hosted AFREA and the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum in order to finalize the OCAT assessments.

 VOPE PROFILE

Vision: 

A Zimbabwe with a culture of quality evaluation that contributes to improved lives and conditions for citizens.

Purpose and Mission

  •  To promote practices that will ensure that:

-Programmes are evaluated (emphasis should be on national/government programmes because donor-funded programmes are already evaluated)

-Evaluations are credible

-Evaluation findings are used to inform policies/ development interventions

-Evaluation contributes to sustainable development

  •  To promote an enabling environment for evaluation through building evaluation competencies and strengthening utilization of evaluation in Zimbabwe.

ACTIVITIES

  • Contribute to the capacity development of members and stakeholders in research and evaluation to ensure the attainment of quality, ethical and professional standard of
  • Build partnerships with policymakers to utilize evaluation findings and disseminate evaluation information to stakeholders.
  • Provide a networking platform and system-wide for sharing lessons and good practices in

PARTNERS

UNICEF, SNV, ACBF, HIGHLIFE FOUNDATION, USAID, LIGHTHOUSE

NAMES & POSITIONS OF EXECUTIVES

NAME POSITION EMAIL TELEPHONE
Shylock Muyengwa  President president@zea.org.zw +263779970322
Diliah Mutambara  Vice President diliah.mutambara@gmail.com +263 77 305 9092
Douglas Charivanda  Secretary General secretariat@zea.org.zw +263 77 317 5192