MS ADELINE SIBANDA, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Regional Representative: Southern Africa
Adeline Sibanda is the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Southern Africa Regional Representative on the AfrEA Board. She is the founder and Managing Director of Troparg Consultancy Services. She is a national coach for the African Development Bank programme on Managing for Development Results and the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Program. Adeline serves on the following other boards: Zimbabwe Evaluation Association, PROWEB, Sedgeperk Trust, Surge Africa and also serves on the AFCOP advisory committee. She has recently been appointed to the following boards: International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) Advisory Board. She has worked for the past 24 years in the field of development with specific focus on leadership and entrepreneurship development, as well as monitoring and evaluation of development projects, and has been instrumental in developing training material and has provided training to organisations throughout sub-Saharan Africa in Monitoring and Evaluation, with specific focus on gender responsive evaluations. Adeline is passionate about coaching individuals to reach their full potential and operate at high standards of excellence. Adeline has worked in over 20 Sub-Saharan countries with clients such as the World Bank, African Development Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WFP, OXFAM, CIDA, Family Health International, among others.
Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She is a co-founded the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic created in 2008 and since that time she has been working on evaluation capacity building in a country. Represents national VOPE in the Coordination Council of the Eurasian Alliance. Currently represents the Eurasian Alliance on the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) board.
An expert in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) Ms Khamzina leads evaluations in the Education and Social sectors in Central Asia. She has extensive consultancy and long term project management experience, both as senior M&E specialist and as a Senior Project Manager. Has a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management.
Graduate of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Doctorate Programme Studies at the Jagiellonian University. Exchange student at Warwick University in Social Research. Scholarship recipient of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in the Social Innovation Hub "Shipyard". She also completed two summer schools on the use of counterfactual methods in evaluation research and has been involved in founding the first Polish edition. She has been working on evaluation research, public policy analysis and public sector expertise since 2006.
She has been a member of the Polish Evaluation Association since 2014 and was its president in 2014-2016. In 2013 she co-hosted a workshop for public administration with a program-based evaluation, and in 2015 with Jim Rugh on the Real World Evaluation approach (at the 11th Evaluation Conference). Author of scientific publications in the field of evaluation (mainly on country evaluation culture and evaluation use), program director of the 1st Polish Evaluation Congress bringing together evaluations from different sectors and fields. For years she is devoted to building networks enabling the evaluation environment in Poland and CEE region. She is a member of the European Evaluation Society, where she and the members of the Working Group have formed and co-piloted the Voluntary Evaluator Peer Review. She is also a member of the TWG's Sustainable Development and TWG EES Future Role and Focus. She is PES representative in coordinating the Network of Evaluation Societies in Europe (NESE) for 2016-2018.
Benoît Gauthier is a CES Credentialed Evaluator and the Past-President of the Canadian Evaluation Society. He has been a Government of Canada internal evaluator and a private consultant. Schooled in political science and public administration, he specialises in program evaluation, in strategic and organizational research and intervention, in market research, in applied social research and in policy analysis. Over the past 33 years, Benoît was involved in more than 500 research and intervention assignments and 100 evaluation projects, with emphasis on health research, copyright, arts and culture, technology, client satisfaction, and management information systems.
Benoît is known for bridging measurement concerns and management concerns. He has taught social research methodology at Carleton University, at the Quebec École nationale d'administration publique, at the University of Ottawa and at the Université du Québec à Hull. He was recently made an Honorary Fellow of the Northern Institute of Charles Darwin University. He is the co-editor of the textbook entitled Recherche sociale: de la problématique à la collecte des données, an introduction to social research, which has gone through six French editions and one Portuguese edition. He received the CES Service Award, the CES-NCC Leadership Recognition Award, the CES Award for Contribution to Evaluation in Canada, and the CESEF Award for Contribution to Research on Evaluation Practice.
Mr. Ziad Moussa is a Senior Research Associate at the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit of the American University of Beirut and an internationally acknowledged evaluation practitioner.
He has over 20 years of experience in leading complex multi-country evaluations across the Global South in well over 40 countries and with almost every major donor on the circuit. He is credited for the Arabization of the reference book “Outcome Mapping: Building Reflection and Learning into Development Programs” as well as several publications on facilitation, evaluation and communication for development.
His recent work has been focused on evaluation of humanitarian work in conflict settings and resilience programmes in urban settings.
Board of Trustees
Debbie Goodwin is an independent evaluator and researcher, Director of DBZ Consultancy Ltd, and a member of the Tuakana Teina Evaluation Collective in Aotearoa New Zealand. She is Maori (indigenous people of NZ), and has an academic background in the social sciences, social work and community psychology. Debbie is particularly interested in indigenous evaluation, Kaupapa Māori evaluation, and participatory approaches to evaluation.
Debbie has worked for over twenty years in leadership, management, and community development roles. She has worked with youth, social/health and community services, Kaupapa Māori (indigenous), Non-Government and Government agencies. She has undertaken roles with community and youth boards and has served for six years as a Board member of ANZEA, the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association. She is currently an Executive Board Member of Mā te Rae – the Māori Evaluation Association and also a member of AES, and AEA.
Debbie is currently a PhD candidate studying Kaupapa Māori evaluation methodology within co-design contexts at the University of Auckland.
Bolivian anthropologist, with a specialisation in Andean Studies and a Master’s degree in Decentralization and Public Administration. Senior consultant, researcher and evaluator in the social development sector, linked to international, governmental and civil society organisations. Recognised for her specialised though systemic and creative approaches to key poverty, development and exclusion topics, like gender, violence, rights, sexual and reproductive health, aging and adolescents. Advocator and facilitator of transformative planning, management and evaluation approaches (e.g. Theories of Change). Particularly interested in power issues in gender and intercultural relations. Internationally known as speaker and human rights activist. Author of a vast number of publications. Currently president of the Bolivian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (REDMEBOL), strongly linked to EvalGender+, and promotor of “Evaluation from the South” initiatives. In December 2017 elected president of the Latin American VOPE (RELAC).
2015 with Amariles, F, Bustelo, M, Espinoza, J, Faúndez, A, and Weinstein, M. “Decalogue on Evaluation from a Gender Perspective”. Proposal developed during the launch of EvalGender+ in Katmandu, Nepal, November 2015.
2014 Salinas Mulder, S. & Amariles, F. “Latin American Feminist Perspectives on Gender Power Issues in Evaluation”. In: S. Brisolara, D. Seigart, & S. SenGupta (Eds.) Feminist Evaluation and Research: Theory and Practice. (pp. 224-254). New York: Guilford Press.
 You can find all my publications and papers in Academia.edu
Young and Emerging Evaluator with interdisciplinary education and training in social and economic sciences. Rodrigo is from Masatepe, Nicaragua and is a Lawyer and Notary Public with multiple master degrees such as Master in Public Policy Evaluation, Master in Constitutional Law specialized in Political Studies and Master in Finance as well as other specialized studies in Formulation and Evaluation of Development Projects, Government Procurement, Occupational Health and Safety, E-government and Labor Law.
He has work experience with national and local governments (General Attorney, Labor Courts, Electoral Institute and City Halls) as a public servant, and the academia as a researcher and university professor at undergraduate and graduate level. Currently he works as an international consultant in M&E for local governments in the fields of sustainable city management, children and youth, capacity building, post-conflict communities, science - technology and innovation.
He also has a broad experience with VOPEs since 2015. Recently, he has been reelected as a board member of ReLAC (regional VOPE) for a Consecutive term and also is a board member of ReNicSE (National VOPE). He is a founder member of RIEPP (international VOPE), also of the regional chapter of EvalYouth LAC and the global initiative EvalYouth where he is a Co-Chair of TF1 (YEE and VOPEs). Currently, he has been elected as a Latin America & Caribbean (ReLAC) representative to IOCE board.
Cynthia Clapp-Wincek (Cindy) has over 30 years of experience with strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation splitting her time between the US government and independent consulting. While consulting, she worked with clients of all types -- public, non-profit, for profit, foundations; from large to small. As a former Director of the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, Cindy led the rebuilding of USAID's evaluation program and strengthened learning, monitoring, and evaluation. This integrated evaluation program demonstrated evidence of improvement in quality, quantity and use of evaluation throughout USAID in the three years of her tenure. Since leaving USAID in 2015, Cindy has worked with the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium and is the American Evaluation Association representative to IOCE and EvalPartners.
Mr Augustin Ngendakuriyo holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the National University of BENIN. He served as a Financial and Administrative Director in public company called COMPLEX TEXTILE DE BUJUMBURA/COTEBU (2002-2005) in Burundi. He worked with a civil society organization serving as Executive Director of BURUNDI ENTERPRISE NETWORK (2006-2007), before becoming a regional representative and Consultant of an international Consulting Company called CHANNEL RESEARCH BELGIUM (2007-2013) in the Great Lakes Region.
He has more than 10 years of experience in conducting evaluations of numerous short, medium and long term projects funded by international organizations including the United Nations (UN agencies), bilateral and multilateral donors. He has strong knowledge of the methodology of consultancies in planning, monitoring and project evaluation, especially for humanitarian and peace building programmes implemented in conflict-affected areas and fragile states in the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo) and in other African Countries as well. In addition, he has good knowledge of corporate and non-corporate financial management and accounting.
He has been a member of African Evaluation Association’s (AfrEA) Executive Committee serving as a treasurer before being appointed by AfrEA’s Board to act as an Executive Director from April 2016 to April 2017. He is currently working as Senior Consultant with CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, a consulting company based in Belgium (Brussels).
Mr Augustin Ngendakuriyo is a founding member and Legal Representative of the National Network of Evaluators of Burundi/Réseau National des Evaluateurs du Burundi (RNEB).
A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park (MSc) and the University of the Philippines, Los Banos (PhD), Gana Pati Ojha is an experienced evaluator for almost 30 years in conducting evaluation, developing monitoring and evaluation guidelines, framing evaluation Act and policies and promoting evaluation. He has been actively involving in strengthening national and regional evaluation capacity development in Nepal and South Asian countries and beyond serving as chairperson of Community of Evaluators Nepal and Vice-president of Community of Evaluators South Asia. In these capacities, he contributed substantially in making the Global Evaluation Week 2015 successful which was held in Kathmandu wherein the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020, and EvalPartners Initiatives including Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation, EvalYouth, EvalGender+, EvalIndigenous, EVALSDG were officially launched in the Parliament of Nepal. Currently, he has been serving as Chairman/president of the Community of Evaluators, South Asia. In addition, he brings experiences also from the government, cooperatives, civil societies and private sector. Dr Ojha is also one of the recipients of the EvalPartners Award of Excellence 2015.
Romeo Santos currently serves as Chair of the Pilipinas Development Evaluation Association [PHILDEV], a national organization of evaluators in the Philippines. He is also Executive Director of WorkLand M&E Institute, a non-profit, government-registered M&E think tank that provides training in research, organizational development, and results-based M&E to various sectors. He teaches at the University of the Philippines and was a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor in the USA in 2009. He completed IPDET’s development evaluation course in 2008. In 2012 and 2015, he was elected Vice President of the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association [APEA], a regional evaluation association headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Lynn has over 20 years of hands-on experience across a wide range of client services, from managing grants to payroll and medical records management. She was the Human Resources Manager for DINMAR, a healthcare consulting firm in Ottawa for eight years after gaining account servicing experience at Sasktel in Regina. She was the research ethics co-ordinator at the Ottawa Hospital and served as the postgraduate medical education coordinator at the University of Ottawa. Lynn acts as the Director of Client Services for IOCE and is responsible for the day to day management of the affairs for both IOCE and EvalPartners.