Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m. (ET)
The Health Promotion and Social Determinants Unit from the Pan American Health Organization is delighted to invite you to a three-part webinar series on "Making Evaluations Matter to Address Inequities".
The goal of these webinars is to promote an understanding among PAHO staff and partners of what evaluations are, how they can help plan and implement interventions focused on inequities, and how they can aid both learning and accountability.
The first webinar is titled Getting Real about Evaluations: What is Evaluation and Why it Matters for Equity-Focused Interventions and will have as panelists:
- Abhijit Das, Managing Trustee of the Centre for Health and Social Justice and Global Co-Convenor of the Community of Practitioners in Accountability and Social Action in Health based in Delhi, India.
- Trish Newport is Deputy Manager responsible for emergency response for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
- Mel Mark is Professor of Psychology and has served as President of the American Evaluation Association and as Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation. Dr. Mark’s awards include the American Evaluation Association’s Lazarsfeld Award for Contributions to Evaluation Theory.
The webinar will be facilitated by Sanjeev Sridharan, founding director of the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions at the University of Toronto and Country Lead, Learning Systems and Systems Evaluation at the India Country Office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Sanjeev has led evaluation capacity building projects in China, Chile, Scotland, India and Sri Lanka.
The second webinar, entitled: “Theory, measurement, and analysis focused on addressing inequities”, will take place on the 18th of November, 11:30 am to 1 pm ET time. The third webinar, with the title “Utilization of evaluation information”, will take place on the 9th of December, 11:30 am to 1 pm ET time.
The series of webinars will have simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and Portuguese.