By Mokgophana Ramasobana and Candice Morkel
The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results – Anglophone Africa (CLEAR-AA-AA) in collaboration with Wits University launched the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA) on 14 August 2017. This was in response to the high demand for Evaluation Capacity Building (ECB) across the African continent. Training is a critical component of CLEAR-AA’s Evaluation Capacity Development model and the DETPA represents one of its interventions aiming to build a cohort of African evaluators and practitioners to strengthen evaluation practice on the continent.
By Caitlin Mapitsa
At the recent conference of the South Africa Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA), I attended a stream on lessons learned from Evaluation Case Studies. At CLEAR, we often struggle with how to codify and synthesize our evaluation tools, approaches, and experiences, therefore I joined the stream in the hope of learning from other organisations’ case studies.
My impressions from the stream are as follows: (more…)
Learn to use Theory of Change approach to understand how your development programme contributes to change in complex settings. Does monitoring and evaluation seem too technical? Are you grappling with logframes and indicators that don’t adequately tell the story of your programme?
This course will provide public and development managers, monitoring and evaluation practitioners, donor agencies, NGOs, academics, and other stakeholders with a toolkit to interrogate the process of change that they are engaged in.
The course will introduce you to Theory of Change approaches and principles. Click here to read more and register https://www.edx.org/course/theory-change-development-witsx-tocx
To assist the Research Support and Consulting team to grow the portfolio, in number and value, of contract research and consulting projects supported by the Company. The Research Business Development Manager (“RBDM”) will be required to build and maintain networks of University researchers as well as industry, government and other research funders. The RBDM will be expected to seek opportunities to grow business from both existing customers as well as from new customers. However, the core focus of this position will be on sourcing external funding opportunities and growing Wits Enterprise’s portfolio of external clients.
Closing date: 20 November 2017
Click here for more information Research Business Development Manager (2)
As a follow-up from the CLEAR Global forum seminar held on 23 October 2017, moderated by Ms Iman Rappetti of PowerFM, the panelists – Prof. Adam Habib, Mr Dugan Fraser, Mr Barry Gilder and Ms Fatima Shabodien were invited to a radio interview discussion on “Post Truth Decision Making in SA.” on 26 October. Click here to listen to the Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/powerfm987/panel-discussion-post-truth-decision-making-in-sa?in=powerfm987/sets/power-talk