10th Conference of the African Evaluation Association

Keynote and Plenary Speaker Biographies

ROSETTI NABBUMBA NAYENGA

Rosetti Nabbumba Nayenga is a monitoring and evaluation practitioner with 22 years’ expertise, working in Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Uganda. She is the President of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA); previously served as AfrEA Regional Representative for Eastern Africa and President Uganda Evaluation Association. She is a member of the United Nations Evaluation Reference Group on COVID 19; Council Member for the International Evaluation Academy and Past Rotary District Governor for Uganda and Tanzania

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ADELINE SIBANDA

Adeline Sibanda is the Founder and Managing Director of ADESIM Developments. Adeline has over 29 years’ experience in strategy, program design, planning, monitoring and evaluation. She is passionate about promoting the use of evaluative evidence with a decolonisation lens in all policy processes. Adeline has worked in over 23 sub-Saharan African countries with Civil Society Organisations, Community Based organisations, Governments, UN Agencies and other development partners. She is past Co-Chair of EvalPartners, Past President of the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and Past President of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA). Adeline has been raising awareness and advocating for the Made In Africa Evaluation an AfrEA initiative promoting evaluation practice rooted in African contexts and priorities, as well as the South-South Cooperation in Evaluation (S2SE), an initiative of five regional evaluation associations from the Global South.

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ADA OCAMPO

Ada Ocampo is a Peruvian sociologist with a Master's degree in Planning and Development Management from the University of Wales, United Kingdom. She has worked for UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and IFAD from 2000 to 2020, in different countries of North and Latin America, Africa and Asia. Ada has been one of the founders of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and of the Evaluation Network for Latin America (ReLAC). She currently serves as President of the International Development Assessment Association (IDEAS).

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ASELA KALUGAMPITIYA

Asela Kalugampitiya is a Sri Lankan lawyer, currently the President of both Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) and the Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA). He is a holder of a Master of Evaluation Degree from Germany. Asela has been working in the Monitoring & Evaluation field over two decades including for international organizations such as International Development Law Organization, UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA, ILO and CARE International as Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. Asela was instrumental in launching the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation. He is an Advisory Committee member of the IPDET program and is the Director – Center for Evaluation, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

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ETIENNE LWAMBA

Etienne is a Senior Research Associate at 3ie. He supports the production of systematic reviews, evidence gap maps and contributes to the Development Evidence Portal. He has managed the production and delivery of the Gender and Peacebuilding Systematic Review at 3ie. Etienne's background is in governance and peacebuilding with experience managing large international development projects. Prior to joining 3ie, Etienne worked with IMC Worldwide supporting research, business development and project management. He also worked with the Overseas Development Institute, on the EdTech Hub programme funded by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Etienne holds a MSc in Conflicts and Development from Sciences Po Lille, France and a Graduate Diploma Programme at the London School of Economics, UK.

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INDRAN A. NAIDOO, PH.D

Indran A. Naidoo is the Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD. He promotes accountability and learning, improving operational performance and effectiveness. Under Indran’s leadership, IOE has contributed to forging IFAD’s corporate culture as a transparent, learning oriented and accountable organization, improved evaluation coverage and promoted transformative evaluations that reflect the scale and scope of IFAD operations, engaged with Member States and external partners to support evaluation capacity and use within and outside IFAD, and retained and deepen IOE’s position as an internationally recognized leader in the evaluation of rural development programmes, policies and strategies. Indran is a globally recognized thought leader. Manager, author, instructor, Indran spearheads international reform initiatives, transforming oversight functions. During his 30-year career, he has been instrumental in enhancing the institutional credibility of global organizations.

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MARCO SEGONE

Marco Segone is Director, Evaluation Office, at UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Previously, he was director of the Evaluation Office at UN Women; Chair, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), the network of Evaluation Offices of 46 UN agencies; co-founder and co-chair of EvalPartners – the global partnership for national evaluation capacities – and EvalGender+. Before that, Marco was responsible for the decentralized evaluation function as well as the national evaluation capacity development portfolios at the UNICEF Evaluation Office; Regional Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation in the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia; Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean; Brazil Country Office, and Niger Country Office. Marco also worked in international NGOs in Albania, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand and Uganda. He has authored dozens publications including: Evaluating the SDGs with a ‘no one left behind lens’; Evaluation for Equitable Development Results; and, How to Design and Manage Equity-Focused Evaluations.

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EDOÉ DJIMITRI AGBODJAN, PHD

Edoé is passionate about "Africa's development policies". He has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of evaluation, planning and project management. He is the Director of the CLEAR Centre for Francophone Africa and the Center’s lead expert on strengthening national evaluation systems. He is also a lecturer at CESAG, where he manages the Center’s Bachelors, Masters and MBA programmes in Project Management. Prior to joining CESAG, he was a part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa, and an international consultant in capacity building. As a consultant, he has supported ministries, international organizations and development agencies in the implementation of results-based management, evaluation and planning tools. He has trained hundreds of public servants, parliamentarians and development professionals in project evaluation and management. He has conducted evaluations in the areas of financial inclusion, entrepreneurship, ethnobotanical conservation, and agriculture. His research focuses on the effectiveness of development finance mechanisms and policies including in post-conflict zones.

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ROBERT MCCOUCH

Robert McCouch took up his position as the UNICEF Director of Evaluation in August 2021.Mr. McCouch has served in a variety of evaluation roles in the UN system, including UNICEF, over the past 15 years. He was recently the Chief Evaluation Officer at the World Health Organization, prior to which he was the Chief of Section in the evaluation division of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). From 2009-2013, as Senior Evaluation Specialist in the UNICEF Evaluation Office, he was responsible for the Organization’s large portfolio of evaluations focused on humanitarian action. His career prior to joining the UN system was in the field of data analytics and policy and opinion research in the private sector. He was the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Harvard Medical School, covering a range of innovative programmes aimed at improving psychosocial, academic and health outcomes in highly vulnerable children.

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DR. CANDICE MORKEL

Candice Morkel (PhD) is the Director of CLEAR Anglophone Africa and senior lecturer in Monitoring and Evaluation at Wits University. She has over 20 years’ experience in government, academia and the non-profit sector, specializing in public sector governance, and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). She currently oversees projects to support countries in their efforts to build national M&E systems, working in partnership with governments, civil society and development partners. She has extensive experience in evaluation capacity development (ECD), and has developed curriculum and facilitated ECD courses in Ghana, Zambia, Ethiopia and South Africa, as well as the International Programme on Development Evaluation Training (IPDET). She has published on various aspects of evaluation capacity development, has served on the African Evaluation Association and the South African M&E Association Boards, and in 2021 she was appointed to the International Evaluation Academy Council (IEAc), where she serves on the Evaluation Education Working Group.

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DR. SHYLOCK MUYENGWA

Dr Muyengwa has more than 10 years of relevant experience with rigorous quantitative research design and analysis/evaluation, survey design, as well as a breadth of experience in Zimbabwe’s agriculture, food security, youth employment and empowerment and livelihoods sectors. Some of these skill sets include survey design and implementation, participatory methodologies, structured interviews, and focus group facilitation. Dr. Muyengwa has a great deal of applied evaluation experience and has served as the fieldwork coordinator for Social Impact’s randomized control trial for USAID’s Conflict Management and Mitigation EDGEIRC evaluation and applied propensity score matching to assess the impact of beekeeping on sustainable forestry management. Dr Muyengwa currently serves as the President of the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association and as the Southern Africa Representative in the AfrEA Board for the period 2022-2024.

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