South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA)
The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) takes pleasure in inviting you to take part in this premier monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Conference.
This Conference is a key pillar of the SAMEA strategy to broaden the evaluation community and to increase commitment amongst evaluation users and decision-makers to use quality evidence for informed decision making.
Date: 23-27 October 2017
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg
The theme for this year’s conference is: “Purpose-driven Monitoring and Evaluation”
The 6th biennial conference represents the culmination of activities and events which include
- SAMEA board meetings
- A monthly SAMEA newsletter
- Evaluation Cafés
- Vibrant list-serve engagements on key M&E themes facilitated by board members
- Commissioned research to strengthen evaluation and
- Professional development and capacity building workshops
This year, we anticipate having more than 500 participants from diverse constituencies, with national and international keynote speakers. A variety of creative and innovative platforms will be used, including capacity-building workshops, paper presentations, panel discussions, vibrant networking sessions and exhibitions by M&E students, researchers, practitioners and professionals.
The 5 day event comprises 2 days of pre-conference professional development workshops, and includes international experts who share their time and experience with participants over a range of practical, learning sessions. Due to high demand, we will offer approximately 15 workshops this year. The actual conference will take place over 2 days, and includes keynote speakers, various paper sessions, roundtables, debates, planning sessions, panels and a host of exhibits, networking and social opportunities.
The actual conference will take place over 2.5 days, and includes keynote speakers, various paper sessions, roundtables, debates, planning sessions, panels and a host of exhibits, networking and social opportunities.
Through the theme of the conference, ‘Purpose-driven Monitoring and Evaluation’ there will be valuable engagement on how evaluation should be responsive to different needs and contexts. The conference will serve as a useful opportunity to engage in this and other international and local debates, while simultaneously building capacity and meaningfully contributing to evaluation scholarship, practice and utilisation.