By Caitlin Mapitsa
Under the leadership of Professor Chilisa and Afrea, CLEAR-AA has been exploring what is meant by “evaluation made in Africa.” While we have various hypotheses about what is regionally specific and relevant for innovating in terms of methods and systems, we have struggled to build a cohesive research agenda to explore this.
When I heard that Professor Chilisa was at Wits for a conference on Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS), I jumped at the opportunity to present our work and share knowledge.
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
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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
By Kieron Crawley
Over the last year and a half CLEAR AA has been working with parliamentarians across Africa as part of its strategy to strengthen national evaluation systems. Parliamentarians have a unique role acting as a both a source of demand for quality evaluations for oversight and as key players in creating an enabling environment for evaluation systems through enacting policies into law. Raising awareness amongst parliamentarians about the usefulness of evaluation as well as building their capacity to source and interpret evaluation evidence is the foundation of CLEAR’s programming in this area.
The Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) in Anglophone Africa is a rapidly growing center of capacity development and research in the monitoring and evaluation field in the region. With five years of experience strengthening national monitoring and evaluation systems, and implementing monitoring and evaluation tools and approaches in a regional context, we have a wealth of experience and practice-based knowledge about regionally appropriate tools, approaches, and methods in monitoring and evaluation. We have taken many steps towards building a body of knowledge about the region, and are building partnerships with relevant institutions in the region to continue to strengthen M&E capacity. If you are interested in joining our Research Fellows Programme read more (more…)