The Secretariat is pleased to present to you the proceedings of the SAMEA Capacity Building Series and Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Premier Hotel Regent in East London from 7-9 October 2014.
The Opening Session of the event included a panel discussion with representatives from the Public Service Commission, the University of Fort Hare, the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, the Global MEASURE Evaluation Project and SAMEA on the theme 'Professionalising M&E for improved performance'. Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jeff Radebe, officially opened the event, which included 19 evaluation practitioners who received bursaries to participate in the workshop series under SAMEA’s ‘Emerging Evaluators’ initiative. More than 150 participants enrolled for the 8 workshops on offer and a special symposium for representatives of Higher Education Institutions was held to round out a particularly engaging workshop series.
Congratulations to Fazeela Hoosen, Nombeko Mbava and Shanaaz Ebrahim on their election to serve on the Board of Directors of SAMEA for a term of three years (2014-2017). A very warm welcome to them! They replace Terence Beney, Jabu Mathe and Irene Mathenjwa who step off the Board. A very big thank you to Terence, Jabu and Irene for their service!
SAMEA in partnership with DPME and the PSC, and co-sponsors GIZ and Zenex Foundation, successfully concluded the conference under the theme “Meaningful evaluation: Improving use and results”. The Honourable Minister Collins Chabane of the Department of Performance Monitoring & Evaluation closed the conference with words of support for the practice of M&E in South Africa and acknowledged the role of M&E practitioners in contributing to a capable, developmental state.
View conference presentations here.