This series of webinars on “Equity-focused Evaluations” will address the challenges and opportunities in evaluating the effects of policies, programmes, and projects to enhance equitable development results, with a special focus on the effects to the most excluded, marginalised, and deprived groups. The first webinar will be on September 6 2011, with Colin Kirk, Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Evaluation Office. The second webinar will be on September 21 2011, with Belen Sanz, Chair, UNEG and Chief, UNWomen Evaluation Office, and Flaminia Minelli, Evaluation Office, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights.
The UNICEF, United Nations Women (UNWOMEN), the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University and the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), in partnership with IDEAS, OHCHR, UNEG Task Force on National Evaluation Capacities, UNDP, ILO, IDRC and PAHO, are the series sponsors. The subsequent webinars will have international keynote speakers such as: Marco Segone, Michael Bamberger, Robert Chambers, Saville Kushner, Patricia Rogers, Richard Hummelbrunner, Bob Williams, Martin Reynolds, Michael Quinn Patton, Donna Mertens, Bagele Chilisa, Jennifer Greene, Rodney Hopson, Katrina Bledsoe, Francisco Guzman, Juha Uitto, Oscar Garcia, Rosina Salerno, Katherine Haye, Sanjeev Sridharan, Rajesh Tandon, Sulley Gariba, Julian Barr, and Ken Chomitz.
According to My M&E: "Webinars are free and open to interested people. According to UNICEF, you may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, and the latest Java programme installed. You do not need to register in advance. Just log in the day of the webinar. For a quick participant's guide to Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate), the software used for this webinar, see Getting Started for Participants Quick Reference Guide. Specific invitation – with detailed instructions – for each of the bi-monthly live webinar will be sent out the week before the event."
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