News & Events related to the GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO)
News & Events
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office participated in two panel sessions at the American Evaluation Association Conference:
(Session #1) Systems and complexity thinking in environmental evaluation for today's, and tomorrow's, "wicked" problems
Juha I. Uitto, IEO Director, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Energy Evaluation Asia-Pacific (EEAP) conference in October. EEAP is a community supporting the evaluation of energy policy and programs. This conference theme is "How can evaluation be used to secure support from funders?".
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office will participate in numerous workshops and sessions during the National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Conference organized by the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP and the Government of Egypt. The theme of the conference is "Leave No One Behind: Evaluation for 2030". The conference objectives are to:
The GEF Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) together with the Earth-Eval Community of Practice (CoP) organized the Third International Conference on Evaluating Environment and Development in collaboration with IDEAS Global Assembly (GA). The theme of the conference was Evaluating Environment, Climate Change, and Natural Resources Management.
Geeta Batra (Chief Evaluation Officer and Deputy Director, GEF IEO) and Anupam Anand (Evaluation Officer, GEF IEO) will presenting in the following events during the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD):
The Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute (AFDI), together with the Independent Evaluation Department (IED) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), hosted the 2019 Asian Evaluation Week. The theme was "Quality Evaluation for Better Results: Local, National, Regional Perspectives". Juha Uitto (Director, GEF IEO) organized a session on evaluative evidence to tackle environmental and development challenges in SIDS.
The GEF IEO participated in the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) Spring 2019 meeting hosted by the Black Sea Trade and Development Banks in Thessaloniki, Greece.
As part of the UNEG Evaluation Week's Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE) Seminar, Juha I. Uitto (GEF IEO Director) organized session 2.2 on 'Taking stock of evaluations towards achieving the vision of 2030 Agenda: Open theory of change' with the following panel members: Oscar Garcia (IFAD), S. Nanthikesan (UNFPA), Patricia Vidal Hurtado (ILO), Veridiana Manour-Mendes (FAO), Juha Uitto (GEF), and Martin Barugahare (UN-Habitat) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
The American Association of Geographers (AAG) held its annual meeting for the latest research and applications in geography, sustainability and GIScience. The GEF IEO participated in the following sessions:
Land systems science - Research frontiers and challenges at the intersections of remote sensing and qualitative social-scientific approaches and methods
Chair: Martin Lukas
The IEO participated in a lunch-break conference on Evaluation in difficult contexts and hard-to-reach areas organized by the Evaluation Support Service of DG DEVCO and the unit 'Results, Monitoring and Evaluation' of DG DEVCO. The focus of the conference was on improving international development evaluation through geospatial data and analysis.