Presentations From GMEF Kumasi Forum 2017
Open the Ghanaian newspapers these days and every now and then, one is bound to find an advertisement for M&E professionals. This critical area of development is fast becoming a very important and highly sought after profession. However, the question remains as to how much capacity building is being provided to enable M&E professionals and enthusiasts carry out their work at full capacity.
GMEF Accra Forum 2016
Following from the 2015 EvalYear activities, GMEF was involved in a number of important events in 2016; both in Ghana and abroad on the international scene. These were:
1. The National Evaluation Policy Dialogue held at the Accra International Conference Centre on 6th April, 2016.
2. The AfrEA/USAID/QED Peer-To-Peer (P2P) Learning Exchanges between selected, African VOPEs that are meant to strengthen their capacities and networks within Civil Society Organisations in the VOPE countries. GMEF was in a mentorship programme with the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA). The exchange was in 2 phases, comprising a visit to Ghana by ZEA and then a return visit from GMEF to Zimbabwe from 28th September to 30th September and from 26th October to 31st October, respectively.
3. GMEF Forum on “Using M&E to fight Corruption” in Tamale on 29th September, 2016.
4. GMEF’s participation in South Africa’s Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’s (DPME) 5th International Knowledge Sharing Workshop and CLEAR’s Training on “Evidence-Based Policy-Making and Implementation” from October 19 to October 26, 2016. Both events were held in South Africa. Download Full Report Here
GMEF Meets Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA) In A Peer to Peer Learning Exchange in Accra & Tamale
From the 28th to 30th September 2016, a three member delegation from the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA) participated in a 3 day peer to peer learning exchange In Ghana with the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF).
REPORT OF A DIALOGUE ON A NATIONAL EVALUATION POLICY FOR GHANA WEDNESDAY, 6TH APRIL, 2016 ACCRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE
The Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum (GMEF) in conjunction with the National Planning Commission (NDPC) and with support from UNICEF, organized a dialogue which brought together national stakeholders to deliberate on the issue of formulating a national evaluation policy. The discussions which began at 9:30 am at the Accra International Conference Centre sought to establish the modalities for the development of an effective and efficient national evaluation policy, through dialogue.
EVALYEAR, 2015 NATIONAL LAUNCH REPORT THEME: Strengthening Evaluation for Better Development Results in Ghana Thursday, 2nd July, 2015 Alisa Hotel, Accra.
The UN declared 2015 the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) at the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities, that was organised in São Paulo, Brazil, from 29th September to 2nd October 2013.
EvalYear 2015 is meant to coincide with the final year of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will be replaced with a new set of internationally agreed goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is therefore important for countries, including Ghana, to comprehensibly evaluate what has been achieved so far with regards to the MDGs, and also use this time to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy. Evaluators, evaluation managers and policy makers from all over the world are therefore to celebrate Evaluation and the way they have linked with one another to promote the demand, supply and use of equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation in policy and programme decisions.
- MEDIA DIALOGUE Thursday, 25th June, 2015 NDPC Conference Room Accra
- ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014 “Institutionalising M&E: Learning from Experience"
- GMEF’s Participation in the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference
- [AfrEA] Evaluations that make a difference: evaluations stories around the world