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Wednesday, September 19 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Inclusive and culturally safe evaluation capacity building

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Sharon Babyack (Indigenous Community Volunteers), Alison Rogers (PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne), Doyen Radcliffe (Indigenous Community Volunteers)
There is an urgent need to move towards culturally safe, appropriate and relevant ways of evaluating that contribute to better outcomes for Indigenous peoples. An Indigenous non-profit community development organisation has transformed towards this goal by intentionally building evaluation capacity over a period of four years. The organisation now incorporates participatory monitoring and evaluation approaches into community development practices to improve measurement and capture the outcomes with the communities.
The transformation adopted essential principles including inclusion, flexibility, empowerment, ownership and effective communication. These principles were incorporated to ensure that everyone involved were brought along on the journey to strengthen the monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.
An independent researcher was engaged to assess the degree to which the organisation was able to build evaluation capacity. This organisation’s journey of change and the methodology used to make the assessment may be useful for other organisations who could undertake a self-assessment or for other researchers who could adapt the process. Acknowledging that there are no common measures for assessing the sustainability of evaluation capacity building, this presentation will contribute to knowledge on this topic by sharing an example that has been implemented in practice.  

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Lee-Anne Molony

Director, Clear Horizon
Principled-focused evaluation Evaluating place-based approachesOrg level evaluation frameworks

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Sharon Babyack

General Manager Impact & Strategy, ICV - Indigenous Community Volunteers
While at ICV, I've delivered the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Review project, co-designed the M&E database and framework and developed and run the consultation and M&E training processes with our regional teams.I'm currently co-leading our team as we undertake participatory... Read More →
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Doyen Radcliffe

Regional Manager, Indigenous Community Volunteers
Doyen Radcliffe is a Yamatji Naaguja Wajarri man from the Midwest Region of Western Australia. Doyen  is a community minded individual with a passion for empowering  Indigenous communities to reach their real potential to improve  quality of life, health, social and economic wellbeing... Read More →
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Alison Rogers

PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne
Alison Rogers is a PhD candidate with the Centre for Program Evaluation at The University of Melbourne. She is also the Strategic and Innovation Adviser with the Indigenous Australian Program of The Fred Hollows Foundation based in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Wednesday September 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm AEST
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