Uganda to Host 8th International AFREA Conference

From the 27th to the 31st of March 2017, information pills the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) will host the 8th AfrEA International Conference, no rx jointly with the Uganda Evaluation Association and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in the Government of Uganda.

The conference will take place at the Munyonyo Speke Resort Hotel in Kampala, Uganda under the theme “Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Opportunities and Challenges for Africa”.

During a media conference held at the Uganda Media Centre, the Commissioner for Information in the Ministry of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance, Mr. Moses Watasa said, “The Government is proud and honoured to host this international conference in Uganda that marks the development of the evaluation profession and practice in this country and the region. The Office of the Prime Minister takes special recognition of the partnership with the Uganda Evaluation Association and the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) that has enabled us to attract the conference to the East African Region.”

The conference objective according to Watasa is to strengthen VOPEs (Voluntary Professional Evaluation Associations) to work with national Governments to advance the evaluation agenda, provide space for sharing experiences to enhance national evaluation capacities, showcase the use of evaluative evidence in Africa and contribute to the development of emerging evaluators.

“The conference will also encourage the development and documentation of high quality evaluation practice and theory, networking and sharing of evaluation theories, techniques and tools among evaluators, policymakers, researchers and development specialists”.

“Over 600 delegates from across Africa and worldwide are expected to attend the conference. The conference participants will spend two and a half days in pre-conference training workshops and another two and a half days in the main conference discussing various critical evaluation issues”.

AFREA is an association founded on professional evaluation based in Accra Ghana and Uganda has been member since its formation. The body has had many conferences all over the world but this is its first time in East Africa.

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