Regional Consultation in Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional consultation will focus on the region's commitment and future action plan towards Eval4Action. It will be held on 10 July 2020, at 4 PM Jerusalem time, 1 PM GMT. The interactive event is organized by EvalMENA (along with its member VOPEs) and EvalYouth MENA Chapter, jointly with UNFPA Evaluation Office and in partnership with UNFPA Arab States Regional Office.

The regional consultation invites the evaluation community, young and emerging evaluators, policy makers, development partners and civil society to help shape the action plan for Eval4Action in the region. The speakers include Dr. Nuha Iter (President, EvalMENA), Sawsan Al-Zatari (Chair, EvalYouth MENA), Mohammad Qaryouti (Vice-President, IOCE), Marco Segone (Director, UNFPA Evaluation Office), Khalil Bitar (Chair, EvalYouth Global Network), Dr. Luay Shabaneh, (Regional Director, UNFPA Arab States) and Hon. Ibtissame Azzaoui (Member of Parliament). The interactive group discussions will be facilitated by a group of experienced facilitators from and beyond the region on the following topics:

  • Role of EvalYouth MENA in Eval4Action

  • Role of EvalMENA in Eval4Action

  • Evaluation needs in the MENA region

  • Strengthening national evaluation capacities

  • National evaluation policies

  • Role of VOPEs in VNRs

Cross cutting themes:

  • SDGs and COVID-19

  • Equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations: Leaving no one behind

Read an article by UNFPA Arab States Regional Office on Eval4Action and the MENA regional consultation.

UPDATE: The regional consultation recording is available here.

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