3ie at the 9th AfrEA International Conference 2019

3ie staff will be participating in a series of sessions at the 9th AfrEA International Conference 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from 11-15 March 2019 in. This biannual conference is hosted by the African Evaluation Association with the aim to promote and advocate for AfrEA’s ‘Made in Africa’ approach. This conference serves as a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking with a wide range of international organisations and individuals. 3ie is providing 11 bursaries for the event.

To know more about 3ie-led workshops and panels at AfrEA 2019, click here.

Venue: Sofitel Hotel, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 

Start Date: 2019-03-11 End Date: 2019-03-15
3ie at the 9th AfrEA International Conference 2019

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How to improve the capacity training you provide or receive

Facilitators: Candice Morkel, CLEAR-AA; Rose Namara, Uganda Management Institute; Sunet Jordaan, Africa Centre for Evidence
Time: 08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Venue: Room 15 S 3, ADB building.

Facilitators will provide an overview of the main concepts underpinning the value of using adult learning approaches, and use examples of real-life applications with lessons about how to improve participant selection, training, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Participants will get a chance to apply their learning to an evaluation capacity development scenario and discuss what works and what doesn’t.

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Workshop on improving evidence uptake and use: how to monitor, measure and report evidence impact

Facilitators: Kanika Jha, 3ie

3ie has been pioneering adaptive approaches to ensuring that evidence is contextual, timely, demand-driven for promoting evidence use. In this workshop, 3ie staff will give an overview of what 3ie is learning from applying rigorous methods to monitor and measure evidence uptake and use of 3ie-supported studies and reviews. They will draw on examples from a pilot evidence measurement and learning project to improve the rigour, objectivity of and confidence in 3ie’s evidence uptake and use claims.

A dialogue on skills, relationships, and interactions: what drives change in capacity building programmes for evidence-informed decision making 

Chair: Siziwe Ncgwabe, Africa Evidence Network 

Panellists: Laurenz Langer, Africa Centre for Evidence; Sunet Jordaan, Africa Centre for Evidence

This panel brings together individuals from a few key organisations that have worked on evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) capacity-building activities and projects in Africa over the last years to engage in a dialogue on what drives change in capacity-building programmes for evidence use. Panellists will discuss their experiences in designing, implementing, and adapting EIDM capacity-building programmes in real world contexts  

Panel on building evidence on agricultural innovations

Panellists: Mark Engelbert, 3ie; Zeba Siddiqui, 3ie; Robert Osei, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana

Panellists will discuss 3ie’s evidence gap map, that systematically catalogues existing evidence and significant knowledge gaps in the agricultural innovation sector. This will be followed by a presentation on key lessons learned from the fourteen formative evaluations undertaken in 3ie’s agricultural insurance evidence programme. Finally, the panel will discuss the findings from a 3ie funded impact evaluation in Mali on the use of aggregation centres and cooperatives to increase uptake of improved farming practices, access to agricultural markets, and food security. 

The state of impact evaluation in West Africa Economic and Monetary Union countries: a scoping study report

Presenters: Anca Dumitrescu, 3ie; Deo-Gracias Houndolo, 3ie