A delegation made up of the Chair of Twende Mbele, the CLEAR-AA Director and the South African Country Coordinator, Dr Ian Goldman, Dr Laila-Ruth Smith and Ms Rendani Manugu, respectively, undertook a scoping trip to Ghana to explore areas for deeper partnership.
This scoping trip, one of many to come, is one such initiative towards strengthening learning for improved government performance and accountability. The Twende Mbele delegation met with the National Department of Planning Commission, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, a Parliamentary Select Committee for Poverty Reduction, and the Minister for M&E (a recently added Ministry). A representative from the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum was also part of the discussions.
Twende Mbele is hosting a strand at the upcoming African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Conference, Kampala, Uganda.
The strand, ‘The Role of Governments in Evaluating the SDGs’ will bring together government staff and evaluation professionals to understand the emerging work on government evaluation systems, the SDGs, and how this experience can be shared and supported across the continent.
The 8th AfrEA International Conference 2017 aims to promote exchange between researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners on demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa. It will also 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
More information at: http://conferences.afrea.org/