11 Sessions I Plan to Attend During the Evaluation Conclave 2013

I am cross-posting this from Climate-Eval blog, in case anyone chances upon reading this and will be attending the Evaluation Conclave 2013 in Kathmandu.

From 26 February to 1 March 2013, hundreds of evaluators will pilgrimage to Kathmandu, Nepal for the Evaluation Conclave 2013. The four-day congregation will consist of about 70 sessions on everything evaluation, from theories of change to outcome mapping. Six to seven presentations will occur simultaneously at any given time. With so many options to choose from, it’s easy to lose track of sessions which will cover topics on or related to climate change and development evaluation.

Below I am sharing my cheat sheet of the sessions I will most likely attend. This is in no way an endorsement of a particular presenter or and cannot vouch for the content of the sessions. Rather it is general guide of topics which are of interest to me and I generally find applicable to climate change.

Day 1 (Tuesday, February 26)

  1. Climate Change Adaptation M&E Time: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm, Location: Hall 4
  2. Introduction to Outcome Mapping, Day 1 Time: 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm, Location: Hall 4

Day 2 (Wednesday, February 27)

  1. Climate Change Mitigation M&E Time: 9:40 to 11:00 am, Location: Hall 6
  2. Achieving Use and Utilisation of Evaluation Time: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm, Location: Hall 1
  3. or Public Sector Evaluation Time: 11:15 am to 12:45 pm, Location: Hall 4
  4. Introduction to Outcome Mapping, Day 2 Time: 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm, Location: Hall 4
  5. Evaluation Learning Collaboratives: A Methodology for Improving the Quality of Monitoring and Evaluation Time: 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm, Location: Hall 2
  6. Expert Lecture: Why a Theory of Change Matters for Rigorous Impact Evaluation Time: 5:00 to 6:00 pm, Location: Hall 6

Day 3 (Thursday, February 28)

  1. Impact Evaluation: Theory and Practice, Day 1 Time: 9:40 to 11:00 am, Location: Hall 3
  2. or Equity and Resilience Time: 9:40 to 11:00 am, Location: Hall 4
  3. Climate Change M&E Knowledge Needs (disclaimer: I will be a facilitator in this session) Time: 1:45 to 3:15 pm, Location: Hall 2
  4. Systematic Reviews in International Development Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Location: Hall 3

Day 4 (Friday, March 1)

  1. Impact Evaluation: Theory and Practice, Day 1 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am, Location: Hall 3
  2. or Theories of Change Time: 9:00 – 10:30 am, Location: Hall 6

Have you decided which sessions you are going to attend? To download a pdf version of this document, please click here. To peruse the full agenda, please visit this page. If you are going to the Evaluation Conclave, I would be happy to meet you there. Email me at azubiri@thegef.org or climate-eval@climate-eval.org. See you in Kathmandu!

Andrew Zubiri is the Moderator of Climate-Eval community of practice hosted at the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office.

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