How evaluations contribute to addressing transformational change towards gender equality: Focus on agricultural research

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This gLOCAL session will focus on different approaches that evaluation can use to help uncover changes in processes that influence gender performance and promote gender-transformative results.

Building on the example of the recent thematic evaluation of IFAD’s support to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and on the evaluation of CGIAR GENDER Platform, the two speakers will discuss and address the following questions: 

  • How can evaluations serve as catalysts for transformation by informing future policies, strategies, and interventions?
  • How can Feminist evaluation approaches encourage reflective, empowering, collaborative, and participatory processes that actively support social justice agendas?
  • How to ensure that the voices of different groups are heard in the evaluation process (concept of intersectionality)?

Join us on 4 June at 4PM Rome time (CEST) 

Artificial Intelligence and evaluation: ethics, tips and practical usage

logoIn this gLOCAL event, we will explore the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in evaluation practices and its implications, drawing on:

UNFPA's Latest Strategy: Explore UNFPA's latest strategy for responsibly leveraging AI in evaluation. Discover how to navigate ethical considerations surrounding AI use in evaluation, and gain insights into a roadmap focusing on specific evaluation use cases.

Practical Storytelling: Gain practical tips and insights to enhance accuracy and efficiency in key evaluation activities such as analysis, writing, and review. Through engaging storytelling, we'll showcase effective strategies to harness AI's potential in improving evaluation practices.

Join us on 5 June at 4PM Rome time (CEST) 


Evaluation and transformational change: driving sustainable change in agriculture

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Implementation of agriculture research and adoption of sustainable agriculture practices are complex challenges which require new evaluation approaches as well as strategies for facilitating societal transformation. In this session we will delve into emerging practices and their applications to agriculture change, highlighting the key role of broad and meaningful participation, interdisciplinary collaboration and systems thinking.

This session is led by EvalForward members who will share their experiences to contribute to gLOCAL2024's theme Evaluation and transformational change. It will feature:  

Impact Weaving for stronger agriculture research impact pathways: Impact Weaving is designed to enhance the credibility and contextual applicability of new agricultural technologies. Examples on eco-efficient raw sugar burners and new cassava varieties in Colombia will show the pathway to support widespread use of these technologies and the contribution of research to this process.

Integrating the Theory of Change (TOC) and Jurisdictional Approach (JA) for sustainable palm oil: the experience of integrating Theory of Change into a Jurisdictional Approach to encourage sustainable palm oil practices in Indonesia and how collaboration, collective leadership and participatory approaches enhanced the preparedness of palm oil-producing regions to develop and implement the Sustainable Palm Oil Regional Action Plan.

Systems thinking in agricultural evaluation: a reflection on the role of systems thinking in agricultural evaluation, emerging tools, and how leading organizations in agricultural development are incorporating these approaches into their strategies to foster agricultural transformation and sustainable food systems.

Join us on 6 June at 3PM Rome time (CEST) 

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