7th Biennial SAMEA Conference 2019

The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) is pleased to announce that planning for the 7th Biennial SAMEA Conference has begun. The Conference will be taking place on 21 – 25 October 2019 at the Emperors Palace in Gauteng.

Review of Draft Competencies Eval Café

We will host our second and MOST IMPORTANT eval Café tomorrow, 19 October from 1:00 PM-02:30 PM on the recently revised draft list of competencies for evaluators practicing in South Africa and the process we hope to follow going forward. We invite you to participate and share your invaluable insights.

Event :Technology, data privacy, ethical issues and new skills required by M&E practitioners

SAMEA will be hosting its 5th Webinar on 16 October from 3:00PM-3:45PM . The webinar will focus on the emerging knowledge and skills M&E professionals need in terms of data privacy and data protection.

SAMEA Nomination Process

This is a reminder to nominate your preferred candidate for the upcoming SAMEA board election. The nomination and voting process will run through the SAMEA website. We urge you to carefully consider your nominations for the future leadership of SAMEA.

MERL Tech Conference

Registration is now open for MERL Tech Jozi — the first MERL Tech conference on the African continent.MERL Tech Jozi is a space for the South African MERL and tech communities as well as those working across the continent and the globe to gather and share experiences, learning and insights and to develop new collaborations related to MERL and technology!

Using ATLAS.ti for Monitoring and Evaluation Processes-an overview

Computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) programmes and media and information technologies are changing monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) processes. Software and new technologies are opening up all kinds of possibilities for improving our efforts in monitoring and evaluating (M&E) programmes and understanding their short and long-term impact.

SAMEA 2018 Capacity Building workshops

The 2018 Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Workshop series organised by SAMEA will be held in Johannesburg on 22 – 23 October 2018. The Workshop series will coincide with the annual AGM of SAMEA.

June Eval Café

There has been a lot of talk about lack of diversity in the evaluation sector in South Africa. There are range of initiatives to encourage the growth and “diversification” of evaluation sector. This includes discussions about emerging evaluators, young evaluators, etc. Government in its procurement processes has insisted on increasing participation of black owned firms in the evaluation process in line with the country’s transformation agenda. However, is all this thing necessary? And why should the evaluation discipline in South Africa be concerned with these uestions?