July 14, 2006
The Canadian Evaluation Society in collaboration with the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) offered travel awards to African evaluators interested in attending the 2006 CES Annual National Conference held in Charlottetown, PEI between June 4 and 7, 2006. Designed to build evaluation capacity between the African Evaluation Association and the Canadian Evaluation Society, the 2006 CES Travel Awards enabled evaluators from each jurisdiction to interact in various conference events in support of joint organizational capacity-building.
The 2006 CES Travel Award allowed a six-person AfrEA delegation to actively participate in the recent CES Annual National Conference. Led by the dynamic AfrEA Chair, Madam Oumoul Ba-Tall, the delegation also included five additional outstanding African evaluators:
- Sadio Abdoulaye, Senegal
- Febronie Akimabera-Codja, African Gender Development & Evaluation Network
- Bruno Dery, Ghana
- Rugumire Emmanuel Makuza, Rwanda
- Debazou Yantio, Cameroon
The conference experience was an opportunity for evaluators from the two organizations to better understand mutual interests. In the near future, the two organizations will announce the details of the partnering discussions which will build on and extend existing assets of each organization.
Both AfrEA and CES gratefully acknowledge the financial, administrative, and conceptual support provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project formally titled "Partnership Development to Enhance Evaluation Capacity in Africa and Canada" will support evaluation capacity-building, an integral element of development within geographical, sectoral and organizational jurisdictions.