The GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) together with the Earth-Eval Community of Practice (CoP) will organize the Third International Conference on Evaluating Environment and Development in collaboration with IDEAS Global Assembly (GA). The theme of the conference is Evaluating Environment, Climate Change, and Natural Resources Management. The conference will gather the participants in Prague, Czech Republic, for 3 days of intensive discussions. There will be an opening plenary jointly with the IDEAS GA in which a high-level keynote speech will be delivered. Most of the presentations and discussions will take place in smaller parallel sessions, which may take various forms (including world café, fishbowl or more traditional seminar settings).
Submission of proposals is now closed, however registration for the conference remains open. The specific themes for the Third International Conference will include, but not be limited to:
- Transformational Change: Processes and Impacts
- Drivers of Sustainability
- Adaptation: Lessons from Recent Experience
- Evaluation Approaches for Assessing Environmental and Socio-economic Co Benefits
- Blending quantitative with qualitative analysis in understanding change
The conference will lead to an enhanced understanding of how to do environmental evaluation and an intensive exchange of experiences and lessons between participants, organizations and countries.
A book will be published based on the best contributions to the conference. The results will be disseminated through a variety of channels, including webinars and blogs under the auspices of the Earth-Eval CoP.