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Claremont Evaluation Center, Silent Auction

From one of our board members:

It’s no secret that the Canadian Evaluation Society’s annual conference is a smorgasbord of professional development on salient themes, fabulous networking, and memorable social events (

But have you heard about the fantastic silent auction donations and prizes? This year, I am thrilled to have won any two days of training at The Evaluators’ Institute of Claremont Evaluation Center in Washing, DC this July, worth over $1200! Check out the program here, and you will understand why I HAD to bid on this prize, and why I will definitely sign up for additional days at TEI!

Andrealisa Belzer, CE

Conference funding support recipient announced

Jenn Dixon the successful applicant for conference funding support!
Thank you to all of those who applied for this opportunity. After a competitive process, Jenn Dixon was selected as the successful applicant. Jenn is a current Nova Scotia Chapter member, a previous member of the BC/Yukon Chapter, and currently works as an Evaluation Consultant with the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

Congrats to Jenn, and enjoy the conference!

Professional Development Opportunity- Evaluation at UNICEF: Bringing the International Experience to the Local Setting

Evaluation at UNICEF: Bringing the International Experience to the Local Setting

Friday, April 7, 2017

Room 3089, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, 6100 University Ave.

This workshop is sponsored by Dalhousie’s Master in Information Management Program (MIM) and the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CESNS). This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity to examine the influence of international evaluation demands and practice on our local work. There will be a panel of local evaluators who will comment on the applicability of international evaluation to the local setting.

The workshop will explore the following topics:

  • UNICEF and its relationship with the UN
  • Evaluation requirements and use in decision making at UNICEF
  • UNICEF evaluation examples
  • Discussion of evaluation in local and international settings
  • Data mining and visualization


The Presenter – Raed Abdel Sater

Raed Abdel Sater is the information manager for the UNICEF Lebanon office. Since 2012, he worked in different emergency operations for UN agencies intervening in the middle east and supporting planning, implementation and management of monitoring and evaluation systems. Before joining UNICEF in 2014, Raed served as Data manager in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon supporting national and international research and intervention access programs. Raed is a MIS specialist with extensive experience in design and management of research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building on evaluation methodologies; promotion of a culture of information use and utilization of information for evidence-based decision-making. Raed is a student in the Masters in Management Information Program at Dalhousie. He is studying on-line from Lebanon.



Register by April 5, 2017:

The workshop is provided free of charge by CESNS and the MIM Program at Dalhousie.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For questions, contact Dorian Watts at [email protected]