SAMEA 6th Biennial Conference

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.

Please find the attached Call for workshop proposals  and  call for abstracts documents.

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 23 October, 2017
Event End Date: 
Friday, 27 October, 2017
Event Venue: 
Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg
Event Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Johannesburg

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