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03.06.2020 - Inclusive Systemic Evaluation: Case Studies from the Americas and the Caribbean

This is a co-organized webinar that will introduce ISE4GEMs; a methodology designed to work with the intersecting complexities of gender equality, environmental conservation (as well as habitability) and the inclusion of marginalized voices (human and non-human). The relevance of this topic directly supports the Agenda 2030 of “leaving no-one behind”, using systems thinking and transdisciplinary theories (e.g. evaluation, feminist, sustainability, development, intersectionality) and practice towards increased grassroots designed social change. Every country is striving to achieve its commitment to the SDGs, particularly considering pernicious gender inequality, violation of human rights and climate change’s impact on human life, flora and fauna. This webinar will serve to deepen the conversation and learning on how to create a systemic theory of change in acknowledgement of these complexities, legitimacy though participatory practices and ethical priorities.


Wednesday, 3rd June, 5 pm - 6 pm (CEST)


After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the webinar.

Session venue: online (Zoom)


Shravanti Reddy, M.A., has been working as an Evaluation Specialist at UN Women, the UN agency dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment for over ten years. She conducts global strategic evaluations of UN Women’s work, has been involved in large scale joint evaluations and reviews within the UN system, and works to develop innovative methodologies and approaches, including on big data and ISE4GEMs. She is also a member of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), where she has worked to develop evaluation norms, standards, and guidance for the UN system, including as co-Chair of the UNEG Human Rights and Gender Equality Taskforce were she led the development of two guides on how to incorporate human rights and gender equality in evaluation. She has previously worked at UNICEF and with domestic and international NGOs on human rights and development issues.

Ellen D. Lewis, PhD, works with public, private and community organizations to help them thrive in the face of change, complexity and uncertainty. She is a systems thinker and organization development consultant and evaluator who pays attention to how social systems attend to environmental sustainability, social justice, economic well-being, cultural contexts, youth and society engagement and community development. Ellen has lived and/or worked in Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, United Kingdom and the United States. She has a reputation for building sustainable partnerships that last beyond projects in change management, organization development, capacity development, youth employment and gender equality. She has a PhD in Systems Thinking.

Nataly Salas, M. A. in Development Programme Evaluation, works with Focelac, a DEval initiative in Costa Rica. Nataly has broad experience in developing and evaluating social projects.


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