MS ADELINE SIBANDA, African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) Interim President and Regional Representative: Southern Africa
Current Board Members
Harry is the Director of Harry Cummings and Associates (HCA) which was established in 1997. Harry has a Masters and Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in Massachusetts and a B.A. (HON) Geography from Western University in London, Ontario. He is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP). He speaks English, Indonesian and French fluently.
Harry worked in Ottawa for the International Development Research Center and the Canadian Council on Rural Development. He followed this with a position with the University of British Columbia, based In Sulawesi, Indonesia where he directed approximately 20 professional Indonesian and Canadian Planners in the development of a regional development strategy for the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Following this assignment, he returned to Edmonton, Alberta where he worked as a private consultant on regional economic development issues with Alberta, the Federal Government, Indigenous Metis and First Nation Communities.
Currently, Harry is President of the Canadian Evaluation Society with its 1600 members, nationwide.
From 1982 to 2016 he taught International and Canadian Rural Planning as a Professor at the University of Guelph including courses on Planning, Evaluation, Regional Economics, International Rural Development Planning, Research Methods and Rural Policy.
He has presented papers and published on Evaluation and Rural Planning and Development in conferences in Canada, the USA and Europe.
Harry is an avid sports fan. He enjoys watching basketball, hockey, baseball, golf and enjoys time on the links as well. His second home is his cottage in the Muskokas, where he enjoys the serenity and quiet of Nature. He is a family man as well with adult children and a teenage daughter.
He is committed to a consulting approach which promotes capacity building in the staff and programs of clients.
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 currently holds the position of President of Réseau Francophone de l'Evaluation (RFE). 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.
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).
RECENT EVALUATION-RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
2016 Salinas, Silvia & Amariles, Fabiola. Cultural Competence and Power Dynamics. In Evaluation: Reflections from a Gender Perspective. Evaluation Connections September 2016, special edition. http://www.europeanevaluation.org/sites/default/files/ees_newsletter/ees-newsletter-2016-09-september-r10-web.pdf
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.
Donna Podems is the American Evaluation Association representative to IOCE and EvalPartners.
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.
Mohammed Qaryouti is a founding member of the Jordanian Development Evaluation Association(EvalJordan) and currently the president of EvalJordan. Experienced in project design/planning management and M&E of development projects with hands-on experience working on the design, implementation, and management of development initiatives and programs. Currently working as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director for USAID- CITIES program leading and directing the M&E requirements of the program to measure progress, and ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into the design and implementation of new interventions for continual improvement to maximize and amplify program impact.
Previously has worked as Senior M&E Manager in Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF), have developed M&E Policy Guidelines for QRF and its affiliated organizations and working to ensure that M&E functions are established, additionally supporting QRF affiliations in developing results frameworks for their programs and operations, developing key performance indicators, put together data collection plans and carrying out and/or managing evaluations. Worked for the International Labor Organization as M&E officer to coordinate the National Executive Program / Labor and TVET sector and establish criteria of success for the Ministry of Labor in connection with the labor sector objectives and targets, identify and develop appropriate indicators. As part of the MCC’s Local Governance and Development Program (LGDP) have worked in capacity building and institutional development of community based organizations CBOs and local governments. Guided the process of coordination, liaison with different stakeholders, including line ministries; governmental and non – governmental institutions planed and supervised the implementation of national M&E activities for the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA). Certified in Evaluation Practices from The Evaluators Institute at the George Washington University. Actively involved in many evaluation initiatives, currently chairman of Evalmena network for 2017/2018 and BoD Member of the International Organization for Cooperative Evaluation (IOCE)
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.