Children and Evaluation
CoE-South Asia and BetterEvaluation invite you to attend a webinar on Children and Evaluation. The webinar will cover tools used for evaluations involving children, why it is important to involve children, and when it is appropriate to involve children in evaluations.
Mallika Samaranayake, President and Founder Member - CoE-SA and Founder member and past President of the Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) will present her experiences. She was Regional Coordinator - Asia / Pacific, serving as Core Evaluation Team Member for Phase 2 of the Paris Declaration Evaluation (PDE) and the team was awarded 2012 Outstanding Evaluation Award - AEA. Mallika is also the Technical Lead for the Child Protection in Crisis (CPC) Learning Network Sri Lanka, and has important insights on conducting evaluations with children.
Sonal Zaveri, Joint Secretary and Treasurer of CoE-SA, is also an international advisor with the Child-to-Child Trust at the Institute of Education, University of London. Sonal has completed a number of evaluations involving children, and will use her experience to discuss about the broad issues surrounding evaluations and children.
Patricia Rogers is a Professor in Public Sector Evaluation at RMIT University, Australia, and project director of BetterEvaluation. Patricia has worked in public sector evaluation and research for more than 25 years, with government and non-government organizations (international, national, state and local) across a wide range of program areas and agencies. In 2005 she was awarded the Gunnar and Alva Myrdal Practice Award of the American Evaluation Association. Patricia will chair this session.
Simon Hearn has 10 years working in international development, first for a small research firm and since 2007 at ODI where he is currently a Research Fellow. He specialises in understanding the interface between research and policy, particularly the role that evaluation and organisational learning can play in improving programmes and systems. He is the global coordinator for the Outcome Mapping Learning Community - a global group of trainers, specialists and users of Outcome Mapping, and a founding member and community facilitator of BetterEvaluation. Simon will moderate the discussion.
Read Sonal's paper on the topic of conducting evaluations with children!