Mr. Ziad Moussa is a Senior Research Associate at the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut and an internationally acknowledged evaluation practitioner.
Over the past 15 years, he has contributed to and/or managed complex multi-country evaluations across the Arab world and the global South in well over 40 countries and with almost every major donor on the circuit.
Ziad is credited for the Arabization process of the reference book “Outcome Mapping: Building Reflection and Learning into Development Programs” in addition to several other publications on R&D in MENA. His recent work includes a meta-evaluation of complementarity in Finnish ODA, assisting EvalNET at OECD-DAC in developing a joint donor-partner approach to evaluation and the independent external evaluation of the UNHCR response to the Syrian Crisis.
As part of his social corporate responsibility vis-à-vis the profession, he volunteers up to 15% of his time to the governance and professionalization evaluation in the MENA region and around the world. As such, he led the core group which established the MENA Evaluators Network (EvalMENA) back in 2008 and which contributed to the emergence and/or formalization of VOPEs in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. He was also an elected Board Member of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) between 2011 and 2014, member of the Steering Committee of the Peacebuilding Evaluation Network (PEN) since 2013, and member of the Board of Stewards of the Outcome Mapping Learning Community (OMLC) since 2010.
Ziad believes that EvalPartners is the best thing that happened to the profession in recent years.
MARIE GERVAIS, PhD, CE, has served since 1988 as a professor at Laval University, Canada, in charge of training in evaluation in the health sector. She represents her university in consortia of universities in Quebec and Canada. She has been active in evaluation for nearly 25 years. She regularly serves as visiting professor in Africa and Europe. She is involved in several evaluation projects and capacity building projects internationally, mainly in Africa, with national evaluation associations (VOPEs), universities and state institutions. She is a consultant for various organizations such as UNICEF WCARO and CLEAR for Francophone Africa.
Ms. Gervais is Vice-President of the Réseau francophone d’évaluation (RFE) and Vice-President of IOCE, where she also serves as the Representative of RFE. She is strongly committed to the promotion of evaluation in the Francophone world. She is also a member of many VOPEs, including AEA, AES, AfrEA, AME, CaDEA, CES, EES, EvalMENA, IDEAS, MASSE, RISE and SenEval.
Ms. Gervais is a Credentialed Evaluator with the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES). For her outstanding contribution to the advancement of the theory and practice of evaluation, she was recipient of the 2012 Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada granted by CES and of the 2007 Recognition Award granted by SQEP. In 2014, she received an award from the Government of Benin for her contribution to the evaluation of public policies. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the African Evaluation Journal, co-guest editor for the special French issue of this Journal and was guest editor of the special issue in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation.
Dorothy has a background in science (BSc), business (MBA) and multi-stakeholder decision-making in sustainable development (PhD). She has worked for more than 20 years across Asia in design and management of community development, natural resources sector and economic development programs. Dorothy has been the Executive Director for SDF Global since 2000 and continues to work internationally as an advisor and evaluator for organizations such as the United Nations, Asian Development Bank and the World Bank in many countries globally. She is a member of Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) and is part of the AES Strategic Engagement Taskforce and Professional Learning Committee.
Benoît Gauthier is a CES Credentialed Evaluator and the Past-President of the Canadian Evaluation Society. He has been a Government of Canada internal evaluator and a private consultant. Schooled in political science and public administration, he specialises in program evaluation, in strategic and organizational research and intervention, in market research, in applied social research and in policy analysis. Over the past 33 years, Benoît was involved in more than 500 research and intervention assignments and 100 evaluation projects, with emphasis on health research, copyright, arts and culture, technology, client satisfaction, and management information systems.
Benoît is known for bridging measurement concerns and management concerns. He has taught social research methodology at Carleton University, at the Quebec École nationale d'administration publique, at the University of Ottawa and at the Université du Québec à Hull. He was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University. He is the co-editor of the textbook entitled Recherche sociale: de la problématique à la collecte des données, an introduction to social research, which has gone through six French editions and one Portuguese edition. He received the CES Service Award, the CES-NCC Leadership Recognition Award, the CES Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada, and the CESEF Award for Contribution to Research on Evaluation Practice.
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Graduate of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Doctorate Programme Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Exchange student at Warwick University in Social Research. Scholarship recipient of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in the Social Innovation Hub "Shipyard". She also completed two summer schools on the use of counterfactual methods in evaluation research and has been involved in founding the first Polish edition. She has been working on evaluation research, public policy analysis and public sector expertise since 2006.
She has been a member of the Polish Evaluation Association since 2014 and was its president in 2014-2016. In 2013 she co-hosted a workshop for public administration with a program-based evaluation, and in 2015 with Jim Rugh on the Real World Evaluation approach (at the 11th Evaluation Conference). Author of scientific publications in the field of evaluation (mainly on country evaluation culture and evaluation use), program director of the 1st Polish Evaluation Congress bringing together evaluations from different sectors and fields. For years she is devoted to building networks enabling the evaluation environment in Poland and CEE region. She is a member of the European Evaluation Society, where she and the members of the Working Group have formed and co-piloted the Voluntary Evaluator Peer Review. She is also a member of the TWG's Sustainable Development and TWG EES Future Role and Focus. She is PES representative in coordinating the Network of Evaluation Societies in Europe (NESE) for 2016-2018.
Cynthia Clapp-Wincek (Cindy) has over 30 years of experience with strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation splitting her time between the US government and independent consulting. While consulting, she worked with clients of all types -- public, non-profit, for profit, foundations; from large to small. As a former Director of the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, Cindy led the rebuilding of USAID's evaluation program and strengthened learning, monitoring, and evaluation. This integrated evaluation program demonstrated evidence of improvement in quality, quantity and use of evaluation throughout USAID in the three years of her tenure. Since leaving USAID in 2015, Cindy has worked with the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium and is the American Evaluation Association representative to IOCE and EvalPartners.
Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is a co-founded the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic created in 2008 and since that time she has been working on evaluation capacity building in a country. Represents national VOPE in the Coordination Council of the Eurasian Alliance. Currently represents the Eurasian Alliance on the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) board.
An expert in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Ms Khamzina leads evaluations in the Education and Social sectors in Central Asia. She has extensive consultancy and long term project management experience, both as senior M&E specialist and as a Senior Project Manager. Has a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management.
President of the Network of Monitoring, Systematization and Evaluation in Latin America and Caribbean
Master of Evaluación Programs and Projects, Professor in the University of Costa Rica, in the Education Faculty and the Evaluation Master degree, Education Specialist, Guidance and Evaluation work and support to vulnerable populations: young people at risk, the elderly, women heads of households, indigenous populations.
Clemencia Vela is an independent consultant specialized in evaluation of environmental projects and programmes with more than 20 years of work experience.
Ms. Vela has been recruited by a range of UN agencies, the GEF, WB, IDB and other development partners, primarily in Latin America. She has extensive experience on evaluations of environmental and sustainable development projects and country portfolio programs at national and regional level.
Ms. Vela holds a Masters degree in environmental sciences from the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is a national of Ecuador.
MS ADELINE SIBANDA, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Regional Representative: Southern Africa
Adeline Sibanda is the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Southern Africa Regional Representative on the AfrEA Board. She is the founder and Managing Director of Troparg Consultancy Services. She is a national coach for the African Development Bank programme on Managing for Development Results and the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Program. Adeline serves on the following other boards: Zimbabwe Evaluation Association, PROWEB, Sedgeperk Trust, Surge Africa and also serves on the AFCOP advisory committee. She has recently been appointed to the following boards: International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) Advisory Board. She has worked for the past 24 years in the field of development with specific focus on leadership and entrepreneurship development, as well as monitoring and evaluation of development projects, and has been instrumental in developing training material and has provided training to organisations throughout sub-Saharan Africa in Monitoring and Evaluation, with specific focus on gender responsive evaluations. Adeline is passionate about coaching individuals to reach their full potential and operate at high standards of excellence. Adeline has worked in over 20 Sub-Saharan countries with clients such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WFP, OXFAM, CIDA, Family Health International, among others.
Mr Augustin Ngendakuriyo holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the National University of BENIN. He served as a Financial and Administrative Director in public company called COMPLEX TEXTILE DE BUJUMBURA/COTEBU (2002-2005) in Burundi. He worked with a civil society organization serving as Executive Director of BURUNDI ENTERPRISE NETWORK (2006-2007), before becoming a regional representative and Consultant of an international Consulting Company called CHANNEL RESEARCH BELGIUM (2007-2013) in the Great Lakes Region.
He has more than 10 years of experience in conducting evaluations of numerous short, medium and long term projects funded by international organizations including the United Nations (UN agencies), bilateral and multilateral donors. He has strong knowledge of the methodology of consultancies in planning, monitoring and project evaluation, especially for humanitarian and peace building programmes implemented in conflict-affected areas and fragile states in the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo) and in other African Countries as well. In addition, he has good knowledge of corporate and non-corporate financial management and accounting.
He has been a member of African Evaluation Association’s (AfrEA) Executive Committee serving as a treasurer before being appointed by AfrEA’s Board to act as an Executive Director from April 2016 to April 2017. He is currently working as Senior Consultant with CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, a consulting company based in Belgium (Brussels).
Mr Augustin Ngendakuriyo is a founding member and Legal Representative of the National Network of Evaluators of Burundi/Réseau National des Evaluateurs du Burundi (RNEB).
A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (MSc) and the University of the Philippines, Los Banos (PhD), Gana Pati Ojha is an experienced evaluator for almost 30 years in conducting evaluation, developing monitoring and evaluation guidelines, framing evaluation Act and policies and promoting evaluation. He has been actively involving in strengthening national and regional evaluation capacity development in Nepal and South Asian countries and beyond serving as chairperson of Community of Evaluators Nepal and Vice-president of Community of Evaluators South Asia. In these capacities, he contributed substantially in making the Global Evaluation Week 2015 successful which was held in Kathmandu wherein the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020, and EvalPartners Initiatives including Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation, EvalYouth, EvalGender+, EvalIndigenous, EVALSDG were officially launched in the Parliament of Nepal. Currently, he has been serving as Chairman/president of the Community of Evaluators, South Asia. In addition, he brings experiences also from the government, cooperatives, civil societies and private sector. Dr Ojha is also one of the recipients of the EvalPartners Award of Excellence 2015.
Romeo Santos currently serves as Chair of the Pilipinas Development Evaluation Association [PHILDEV], a national organization of evaluators in the Philippines. He is also Executive Director of WorkLand M&E Institute, a non-profit, government-registered M&E think tank that provides training in research, organizational development, and results-based M&E to various sectors. He teaches at the University of the Philippines and was a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in the USA in 2009. He completed IPDET’s development evaluation course in 2008. In 2012 and 2015, he was elected Vice President of the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association [APEA], a regional evaluation association headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Lynn has over 20 years of hands-on experience across a wide range of client services, from managing grants to payroll and medical records management. She was the Human Resources Manager for DINMAR, a healthcare consulting firm in Ottawa for eight years after gaining account servicing experience at Sasktel in Regina. She was the research ethics co-ordinator at the Ottawa Hospital and served as the postgraduate medical education coordinator at the University of Ottawa. Lynn acts as the Director of Client Services for IOCE and is responsible for the day to day management of the affairs for both IOCE and EvalPartners.