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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

Professional Development Opportunity- shared by a past presenter at a CES-NS Event

“The Importance of Understanding Ethical Risk to an Organization’s Reputation and Integrity”.

Ann D. E. Fraser, PhD, Executive Director, Values, Integrity and Conflict Resolution Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Dr. Ann Fraser is a highly respected leader of organizational values and ethics in the Government of Canada; she built and leads that practice at the Canada Food Inspection Agency. In this 90 minute webinar including time for discussion, Dr. Fraser will

  • describe what a values-based organization is and why it is so important and powerful;
  • explain how understanding and managing ethical risk contribute to an organization being  values-based.
  • briefly describe the steps taken to create an Ethical Risk Profile; and,
  • discuss what her organization learned and continues to learn from this process of ethical  risk management.

Click here to register:

The webinar is free to EPAC members, $40 to others ($15 to students). Or become an EPAC member for less than the price of two webinars.