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Tegemeo Institute participates in the 8th AfrEA International conference in Kampala, Uganda

Date: 27th - 31st March 2017 

Venue: Munyonyo Speke Resort, Uganda

 

Tegemeo Institute participated in the recently concluded 8th AfrEA International conference at the Speke Resort Munyonyo Hotel in Kampala, Uganda themed “Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Opportunities and Challenges for Africa”. The conference ran from March 27th-31st, 2017 with participation from researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners. The conference aimed to promote exchange between participants on demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa. It was also intended to build capacity to design, manage and use evaluations to help Governments achieve their national and international development agendas, particularly around the SDGs and the Africa2063 Agenda.

The Institute participated in the conference specifically through: providing technical support in the agriculture strand including- abstract review, programme development and chairing one strand session. Tegemeo staff also made four (4) paper and three (3) poster presentations on some of the evaluative work done by the Institute in agriculture. Tegemeo alsoconducted a one day training workshop-Use of Computer Aided Personal Interviews for Rural Household Data Collection: Tegemeo Institute’s Experience.” During the workshop, over 15 participants were trained on how to use tablets in data collection, designing/coding a questionnaire, data aggregation and analysis, the pros and cons of using both Computer Aided Personal Interviews (CAPI) and Paper Aided Personal Interviews (PAPI).

MLE's Social Event ...                                                               

The Institute also hosted an evening social dinner event on 29th March, 2017 themed “Transformation of the Agriculture sector through Strategic Partnerships in Measurement, Learning and Evaluation” at the MCRL Pool garden at the conference venue within the conference. This event attracted a participation of 54 representatives from key African institutions andexperts from the evaluation and development spheres, governments’ officials, professional evaluation umbrella bodies from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, donors/funders, civil society organizations & NGOs, private sector organizations, academic & research institutions from both the North and South and media. Dr. Elvis Fraser- Senior Programme Officer, BMGF graced the social dinner event as a key note speaker while other speakers included the Institute Director - Dr. Mary Mathenge and the Director, Measurement, Learning and Evaluation Unit - Dr. Mercy Kamau.