EvalYouth Management Group
| Statement | Brighton is a Masters in Human Rights, Peace and Development candidate with Africa University Institute of Business, Peace and Leadership and a holder of a BSc Honors in Sociology with the University of Zimbabwe. He is a Post 2015 Development Agenda Youth Advocate and an Alumni of the World Federation of the United Nations Human Rights in Action 2019. Trained in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation with the Switzerland Project Management Institute Brighton is passionate about Sustainable Development Monitoring, Gender and Human Rights Based Approaches to Development. He believes in the power of young people in using technology to transform development interventions across the world. Driven with a passion for human development, exposure and experience in civic engagement, Brighton is currently the Zimbabwe Country Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant with the SAfAIDS Regional Office working with young people across the country in project development evaluations, capacity building and technical guidance.
| Statement | I am a Bilingual (English/French) Emerging Evaluator that is passionate about the Evaluation4Action Initiative in all spaces and advocacy for evidence use. This is demonstrated by my voluntary work at my local VOPE as the YEE Representative (EvalVijana) in Kenya, AfrEA YEE Network and the EvalYouth Global Network where I have had an amazing opportunity to learn from and work with like minds in matters Young and Emerging Evaluators from all corners of the globe. I am an adept communicator with adaptability and listening skills which complement my ability to work well in a team or as a leader. I am proficient in problem solving potential obstacles and truly believe my approach at life as a glass half full is an attitude that will complement this team. I look forward to learning new things, sharing my knowledge and skillset with others and above all else championing matters young and emerging evaluators are excited about!
| Statement | I am inspired by well experienced evaluators in the non-profit sector and would like to participate more in monitoring and evaluation process. As a volunteer with EvalYouth Taskforce 4, my interests are vested in youth participatory evaluation. Young people have potential to bring new innovative ideas to the evaluation field which can transform the world. They need a platform to show case. I believe I can mentor and inspire young people to participate in the evaluation process. With a background in finance and administration experience I am eager to learn more on how evaluation can be a tool to transform communities. I am studying for a masters degree in development finance, hold a bachelors degree in Finance and an Executive Certificate in Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation. I also work in the programs team assisting with data compilation on project reporting and that is show I became interested in Monitoring and Evaluation.
| Statement | I am a professional development practitioner with varied experience working on practical monitoring and evaluation projects on the ground. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies hons degree, Master of Arts in Development Studies and Executive certificate in project monitoring and evaluation evaluation. An effective team member with a proven ability to respond quickly to developmental issues. This was demonstrated in 2018 when I engage in Water Sanitation and Hygiene projects in Dzivaresekwa community This was a project that improved the livelihood of children in abid to combat the spread of typhoid. Thus, i worked with children, community health workers school children and other stakeholders, to reduce the number of deaths caused by typhoid in Dzivaresekwa. Moreso, my engagement with Dzikwa Trust an international organization that focuses on child rights, as a volunteer strengthened my ability to engage youth, community and stakeholders in abid to empower young people. More importantly i am a highly motivated individual with an animate passion for growth and a proven track record of consistently delivering work of high standard.
| Statement | Raymond earned an MSc in Social Ecology, MSc in Demography and Population Studies (2018), BSc Special Honors in Politics and Administration (2014) as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree (2013). Currently, I am reading for a PhD programme in Population Studies at pre-proposal stage. I have drive for operational, programming and management clarity to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of humanitarian and development interventions. This is through technical support of the entire programme cycle, including design, assessments, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Through direct engagement, I am keen to improve and understand the context of actions so as to enhance the impact of socio-economic interventions and contribute with technical, contextual, thematic and interdisciplinary expertise (Social ecology, Natural Resources Management, Conservation, Policy Analysis, Livelihoods, Enterprises, Community health, Demography, Indigenous populations and Social Development). Through these skills and expertise, I anticipate to support activities of EvalYouth through technical support; project management; coordination; strategy development; external relations liaison; research; evidence generation; monitoring and evaluation. Between 2015 to date, I have participated in several EvalYouth Taskforce 1 activities and will leverage on these experiences to support long term growth and operational functionality of the network.
Imad Ahmad Haroon
| Statement | Imad Haroon is a development practitioner, and monitoring and evaluation expert with 12 years of experience with various international organizations and donor agencies. Mr. Haroon has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Educational Management and master’s degree in Business Administration. He has also completed four international certificate programs in leadership, program evaluation, and data analysis. Mr. Haroon is a founding board member of Afghan Evaluation Society, and currently the Secretary General of the Board of Directors. He is a core member of EvalYouth Asia Regional Chapter. Co-founder of EvalYouth Afghanistan National Chapter. He has also been a Co-chair of EvalYouth Global E-learning Taskforce for two years term (January 2019 – December 2020), where he has had significant contributions in planning, organization, and facilitation of EvalYouth Annual Virtual Conferences 2018, 2019, and 2020, and as well as in EvalYouth series of webinars. Mr. Haroon is currently working as Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager with Integrity Global for the Third-party Monitoring of World Bank projects in Afghanistan.
| Statement | Hi, My name is Jayadarshini but you can address me as Jaya. I live in Mumbai but currently working remotely from a town called Dewas, with an organization named Jan Sahas. I love exploring and travelling. I think learning can never cease and one should always strive to be the best version of themselves. I am a post graduate in development studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and hold a bachelors degree in social work from College of Social Worker Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai. I began my career as Research Assistant and have worked with about 3 organizations as MEL Manager and have about 6 years of total experience out of which 5 years have been directly in MEL. In all my roles, I have worked with programme team in strengthening and identifying potential areas of improvement by which the areas of concerns are addressed in time. One of the key responsibilities have been establishing MEL systems in the organisation. I have always believed that the community/ participants/ benefactors have a major role in the success of programme. One possible way to know is by conducting community driven assessments. Though there are many professionals joining the MEL space but it is important that we create this movement more robust, have bottom up approach and lead a community driven evaluations. Creating a culture of evaluation among professionals, development sector, among policy leaders etc is crucial to the world of evaluation. I think I can contribute to that culture and community and therefore would like to nominate myself as co-leaders. I have been learning from EvalYouth community since 2years and appreciate the network's work. I look forward to the working with you.
| Statement | I'm Supun Sandanayaka and currently I'm working as the social media manager of EvalYouth Asia chapter. lobal Network of Young and Emerging Evaluators EvalYouth is a global, multi-stakeholder partnership/network that supports and promotes young emerging evaluators (YEEs) and youth-led accountability around the world. EvalYouth is part of the EvalPartners and was established during the Second Global Evaluation Forum in Nepal in November 2015, during the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). To motivate YEEs to become more involved in VOPE governance, rather than only participating in VOPE activities, while also taking into account certain regional dimensions To work with VOPEs to bolster the inclusion of YEEs in their governance bodies and capacity building programs To contribute to strengthening individual and institutional capacities of YEEs and VOPEs. I contribute my time and effort for the betterment of the society. And also I'm one of the Co-Leaders of EvalYouth Sri Lanka chapter too.
Uma Maheswara Rao Modepalli
| Statement | I walk towards making this earth a better place. Hope my collaboration with eval youth brings strength for all of us to work together and move forward. My enthusiasm in continuous learning can be understood from my resume. In this virtual age of webinars and online meetings, team work plays a vital role for which every one of us should help each other for both personal growth and eval youth growth. Apart from all responsibilities we get from this position there is a need to manage time and coordinate with other team members. I would feel great to be part of this group as a young person as I couldn't find such a group striving for development of youth to utilise their knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. Hope this group grows large and large for welfare of the society, families, children, women, youth, environment etc.., I here by nominate myself to work with management group of eval youth and strive for its growth and management of Programs ahead by collaborating and coordinating with respective group members, volunteers etc.., I don't have much to say apart from my resume rather than a few more courses I did or webinars I attended .... Thank you!
Yam Nath Giri
| Statement | First of all, let me introduce myself: I am Yam Nath Giri, from Nepal a country of highest mountain SAGARMATHA and birthplace of lord GAUTAM BUDDHA. Currently I am a independent development professional and young evaluators in the Nepal. Likely, I am a life member of community of evaluators, Nepal for 7 years and executive members in thematic group related to Young and Emerging Evaluators. Moreover, I am a active member of EvalYouth Asia and I was a founder member of EvalYouth South Asia. However, currently EvalYouth South Asia is not active. I am a hard-working development practitioner with proven leadership and organizational skills. Seeking to develop career in design, executing and quality assurance of project implementation with skilled obtained through experiences and academic knowledge of Development Studies in M. Phil. of Kathmandu University, Master in Mathematics Education and Rural Development. I am a dedicated team player who can be relied upon to help any organization achieve its goals. A person with over 8 years of professional experience in project design, management, execution, qualitative & quantitative research and monitoring and evaluation in the field of disaster management, livelihood, education, local governance and GESI. Furthermore, I have carried out several research report, base line survey and evaluations of the development projects as well. Moreover, I have good communication and facilitation skills and ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders in a sensitive environment. Strong interpersonal and motivational skills and sensitivity to the local environment.
| Statement | I'm Tamara Kabysh-Rybalka. I am an active Secretary of EvalYouth ECA Task Force 2 on organizing Regional Mentoring program in evaluation. I have worked in the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning field in projects for the last 3.5 years. In my everyday life, I follow sharing economy ideas to be more sustainable in living and thinking. Now there is a growth of interest and inquiry for evaluation from the side of national and regional NGOs, governmental institutions, as well as from donor organizations in the ECA region. Young and emerging evaluators have all the potential to work on the development of evaluation on the local and global levels. We can learn a lot by exchanging experience in evaluation with professional as well as with young and emerging evaluators from different world regions. I believe that thanks to the synergy of EvalYouth regional chapters, EvalYouth Global, national, regional, and global organizations we have all the capacity to continue creating a strong global Evaluation network and to reach together sustainable development goals.
| Statement | I want to be a member of the EvalYouth Management Group to promote Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEE), including young women, to become competent, experienced and well-networked professionals who contribute to evaluation capacity at national, regional and international levels. That is the reason why, I want to dedicate my time, my energy, and my skills for the two coming years to the blooming of EvalYouth so that everyone interested in Monitoring and Evaluation should not be left behind. Beyond this, it is important to belong to a strong network for it creates long-term relationships with mutual benefits and newer opportunities. Above all, leadership is service and we cannot grow without serving others. As I am aspiring to enhance my growth, I am willing to get involved effectively. Even a simple interaction with one person can transform research work and result in a breakthrough. When people start noticing you, it opens the door. There are many doors of opportunities closed for youth because there a few people involved in the field of Evaluation. This must change. I believe in change and I am convinced that my involvement can bring change.
| Statement | My Name is Safyatou Diallo. I am Senegalese and an active member of the Senegalese Evaluation Association (SenEval). I am an economist and I am currently working as a monitoring and evaluation specialist in a USAID-funded project in the agriculture sector. I am passionate about evaluation and I would like to work for the promotion and culture of evaluation in the francophone space by focusing on the target audience of emerging evaluators. As former coordinator of the thematic group of emerging evaluators within the Senegalese Evaluation Association (SenEval) and co-responsible for the capacity building component of emerging evaluators within the Francophone Evaluation Network (RFE), I have had to support capacity building initiatives aimed at contributing to the professional and personal development of emerging evaluators. I would like to reiterate this commitment by nominating myself as a candidate for the renewal of the EvalYouth management team for the Francophone zone and beyond to achieve evaluation community main goal.
Sana Ben Salem
| Statement | I am Sana Ben Salem, PhD candidate in Management and strategy of companies, working, specifically, on digital Business Models. A Young emerging Evaluator, focal point of the Tunisian Evaluation Network, member of EvalYouth (Task Force 1), EvalForward, former co-chair of the professional insertion thematic working group with the Francophone Network of Young Emerging Evaluators (RF-Ee), a secretariat member of ""Peer to Peer and Career Advisory Sessions"" project. I have followed many trainings in Evaluation (International Program for Development Evaluation Training, 2016 & 2020), diplomacy, renewable energies (Regional Program on Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa in Rabat, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung) and Social Development Goals. I am climate change Activist and member of the island innovation community interested in the best sustainable practices and the most relevant issues for island communities. I participated in many international conferences as a speaker on social innovation and open innovation and digitalization.
Andrea María Wehrle Martínez
| Statement | I am Andrea María Wehrle Martínez, from Asunción, Paraguay. Married, and I have two beautiful children. I have a degree in Planning and Management of Social Policies from the Columbia University of Paraguay, with a specialization in Social Policies from the National University of Asuncion; I am studying for a Master's Degree in Social Sciences at FLACSO Paraguay. I have worked doing evaluations/consultancies of Programs/Projects of Public and Private Institutions in areas of education, institutional strengthening, government programs and projects. I was President of the Paraguayan Evaluation Network and Secretary of ReLAC. I am very interested in everything related to monitoring and evaluation because I consider that they are tools that have a great potential to influence public policies, especially those based on evidence. On the other hand, there is an enormous potential in terms of involving young people in monitoring and evaluation processes and I am enthusiastic about everything that is still possible to do in that area. I consider myself a responsible person, eager to work and grow by sharing experiences and learning.
| Statement | Caleb A. Pichardo is an economist from National University in Heredia, Costa Rica. He worked as a junior researcher for the first endowed chair professorship at INCAE Business School, Steve Aronson Chair of Strategy and Agribusiness. His publications include case studies about how agribusinesses in the Latin American region can create more value and be more successful in local and international markets. He has taken different seminars at INCAE Business School and occasionally works as a consultant. In the present, he is interested in evaluation of social programs by promoting a culture in local context. By 2020, he is finishing studies in evaluation at Universidad of Costa Rica where he has been involved the last two years in a master degree program. He is passionate for public policies and also politics since had the chance to be council member at Cartago City Hall during 2016-2020. His recent work consists on a process evaluation of a program called CMECA at Cartago local government.
Emanuel Blanca Moya
| Statement | I think this Team has a great potential on promoting real actions (and even some real impact) related to the professional growth of our "relatively young" global evaluation community. We need ideas and real projects, a lot of well-driven-passion towards concrete actions that inspire people to do more; to show that evaluation is not a luxury but a real need in order to achieve success. We need to make sure that every evaluator (especially the young ones) are really “up to the test”, so building evaluation capacities by sharing experiences and knowledge, by working together internationally and offering real-life evaluation experiences, will definitely encourage present generations to do more, to develop empowerment and "change the world, one evaluation at a time". Specifically in Latinamerica, I could definitely say that we have people with fresh and powerful ideas that need to be heard, especially Yees. This people are working hard to prove themselves and this effort are making them innovate in the field. This energy and “hunger” for learning and making things betters its something that could do real changes in evaluation but also in society, by also encouraging people to do the same. I want to be part of that change and help to inspire others to do more and I think that been part of this management group could help me achieve that. With the right contacts, ideas and synergy, we can do great things by connecting people and building a stronger community, more things could be done. The "virtual context" we are living in, right now, offers great opportunities to do interesting things across the globe, that, afterward, could be strengthened by local applications. for example, just imagine that we could manage to work on international projects regarding SDGs, by selecting a "bi-monthly goal" (with 1, 2 or 3 very related SDGs per month or every 2 months) and focus our "evaluation strength" to really do something about it; to do some evaluation efforts to promote and inform people about it, to get involved in evaluation projects about them, even to do our own evaluation of how our different countries/regions are doing something on that and to come up with best practices or good ideas about how to evaluate them better in other to help achieve them better...Anyway, that's just a quick Idea, something this manage group could encourage, among many other things that could be possible by working together. I know that the region I represent can do a lot of great things; with the right incentives, appropriate networking, and good relationships we can do more than what is expected for us. Thanks for this opportunity. Regards, Emanuel Blanca
Esau David Rivera Rodriguez
| Statement | Food Industry Engineer of the National University Santiago Antúnez de Mayolo de Ancash, College of Engineers of Peru CIP No. 169484 with ability to exercise, Registered in the Database of the National Directory of Researchers (DINA). CONCYTEC, Master in Agribusiness and Food and Specialization in Agribusiness, Master in Public Management (GraduateSpecialization in University Teaching, Commercial Management Specialist, Advisor and consultant on issues of Implementation Integrated Management Systems with specialization at the Universidad Agraria la Molina (UNALM ), Monitoring and implementation, Quality Management (ISO 9001),Environment (ISO 14001), Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001) and Social Responsibility (AA1000) - Internal Auditor, Monitoring and implementation in BRC, IFS and ISO 22000, Project Management and Management Specialist Based on the PMBOOKv6 guide, with experience in extension and rural organization in public and private institutions, as well as experience in higher education with a focus on guidelines stipulated by SUNEDUWinner of the Undergraduate Thesis Grant contest, Postgraduate Scholarship Winner; with experience in private and public institutions.
| Statement | Joining EvalYouth was one of the greatest experiences I had last year. Engaging in the activities of TaskForce1 was not only a fulfilling experience but an inspiring one, now I want to be part of the team that inspires Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEE) to contribute to sustainable and equitable development through high-level evaluation. My name is Gabriela Rentería-Flores, I am a YEE from Mexico, and I would like to be part of the Management Group (2021-23) (MG), representing the Region Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). My working experience has been in different areas of evaluation; I worked for the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (CONEVAL), for development cooperation agencies, and as an independent consultant in international, national, and subnational projects. This experience makes me a valuable member to be part of the MG. Furthermore, as an active member different EY initiatives, I’m aware of the connections that can be made, and I´m ready to work on them. Last year, I joined EvalYouth TF1, the National Academy of Evaluators of Mexico (ACEVAL), and EvalYouth LAC, there I found out several opportunities to foster my incipient career as an evaluator and would like to develop them for future generations. EvalYouth LAC is one of the regions with more national chapters, and has developed a strong network, a vibrant community of YEE, who participate and leader different VOPEs, this makes a higher commitment to be their representative. I would like to represent my region and help it grow, but also to connect with other regions, to share the experiences accumulated through the years and help each other to emerge. As a representative, I would like to be the channel that establish communication among YEE. When I joined EvalYouth TaskForce1, I found people that received me with open arms and a great team spirit that invited people to contribute to different projects with the main goal to promote YEE and their involvement in VOPEs. EvalYouth has characterized as a dynamic, and propositive initiative of EvalPartners, which brings with it several challenges. To date, global, regional, and local initiatives have developed driven by the strength and sense of innovation of YEE, so maintaining this growth and consolidating the initiative should be one of our objectives. In other words, we need to define what has been shaped. EvalYouth has attracted attention from different actors and institutions, the next step for us should be to make youth visible as agents of change, as the evaluators who will drive the 2030 Agenda of evaluation. We stand in the work of people who believed in youngsters, now it is our turn to show that we can grow and create a more inclusive environment to leave no one behind. Through my experience, my strong work ethics have helped me to receive opportunities to advance my career. I like to experience new challenges that are personal and professionally rewarding, and I would be honored to have the opportunity to be part of the Management Group.
Juan Pablo Castillo Santander
| Statement | From action to transformative impact, what can I do to achieve this?... Work to become an agent of change through monitoring and evaluation, inspire and promote this movement to young people around the world for a better future. My name is Juan Pablo Castillo, I am from La Paz Bolivia. Father and husband, Systems Engineer and future Business Administrator. Master candidate’s degree in Information Systems Management and completed postgraduate studies in project management, monitoring and evaluation. Member of the Executive Committees of REDMEBOL (VOPE) and EvalYouth LAC, Ex Co-Chair and Active Member of EvalYouth Bolivia. 11 years of experience in national, regional and global development and emergency projects at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He is currently a consultant Information Management for Monitoring Consultant at FAO supporting resource mobilization follow up, strategic planning, formulation and comprehensive monitoring of projects. National Focal Point for M&E and Ethics.
| Statement | Hello, I am an economist, I work in the public procurement sector and I am interested in education and people management issues, I believe in an approach based on specific objectives and teamwork. As well as the importance of labor networks. For me, monitoring is vital for the success of any economic or social program or project. On the other hand, the evaluation for decision-making and the responsible allocation of resources, it is not possible to continue assigning money, time and people to a project in which the expected results are not found. Many thanks to EvalYouth and to all the organizations focused on developing the capacities of young people interested in the world of monitoring and evaluation, their approach is very good and I would like to contribute to the growth of this important.
| Statement | From an early age I have always been interested in science and technology. It was in my last year of college that I realized that science and technology alone are not enough to improve society. I understood that the participation of people was required, especially young people, as I believe they are the engine of transformation. On the other hand, three years after graduating as a mechatronics engineer, I had the opportunity to participate in the “Training Program for Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs)” that the government of Yucatán in Mexico organized in conjunction with the National Academy of Evaluators from Mexico AC (Aceval). The program totally changed how I thought about the word "evaluation" since, for years, I had associated it with something that caused negative consequences when it was used. After completing the program, I understood that it is necessary to contribute to changing the paradigm of Evaluation and that young people have a fundamental role in this change. Currently, various organizations like EvalYouth are changing this paradigm and involving young people as a pillar of change so that evaluations are the core point of continuous improvement in local and national governments, as well as in various economic and social development projects. Due to the above, I would like to be part of the EvalYouth 2021 - 2023 Executive Committee to continue strengthening the skills of young people in evaluation issues and above all to spread the true meaning of evaluating, which is, transforming realities. To achieve this I will use all the skills I have, such as analytical skills, time management and a high level of organization, as well as my attitudes such as proactivity, responsibility, passion, honesty and leadership; Therefore, I consider that I have the skills, tools and character necessary to perform adequately within the Executive Committee of EvalYouth.
| Statement | I want to take part in this position because I’ve heard a lot about Eval4Youth and I always wanted to take action but I’ve never gotten the opportunity until winter 2019 when I have selected and invited to participate at Winter School of EvalYouth MENA with partnership of Regional UNFPA ASRO Office. Currently I am working as a Global Focal Point at the United Nations for Chilren and Youth (UN MGCY) which is the UN General Assembly-mandated official, formal and self-organised space for children and youth (aged below 30) to contribute to and engage in certain intergovernmental and allied policy processes at the UN since 1992. In addition, a secretariat member of P2P Arabic Hub. I am very familiar with the related responsibilities and duties and am also comfortable working with them, because it is my professional area and my interested region. I am looking forward to support the Youth participatory evaluation (YPE) for 2030 agenda by establish a clear mechanism to engagement the YEE in the VNRs through the UN official platform for young people (UNMGCY). If you think I deserve this position, you are invited to vote generously for me. Grateful Thanks.
| Statement | Hi, I am Zach Tilton, a young(ish) and emerging evaluation student, practitioner, researcher, and advocate. I've been supportive of EvalYouth's mandate ever since I learned about it at AEA 2015, during the year of Evaluation. In 2016, I was able to tune into the first ever EvalYouth Virtual Conference, while pursuing my master's outside of the US, which gave me a sense of connection to the field and fellow YEEs when I was not able to attend my national VOPE conference in person. I have made it a point to join in subsequent years. In 2019, I was selected to be the liaison between EvalYouth and the American Evaluation Association. I have enjoyed my service in this role in helping these two influential VOPEs and networks coordinate their efforts. In 2019-2020 I served as a mentor in the Global Mentoring Program, and I am pleased to be able to serve as a current mentor in this year's iteration of the program. I believe in the transformative power of evaluation to help address the most challenging problems society faces today. I also believe youth and young and emerging evaluators have an essential role to play in helping to mainstream the logic of evaluation for social change. EvalYouth fills a critical gap in advocating for youth in evaluation and preparing the next generation of evaluation practitioners and I consider myself fortunate to be able to be involved in such a vibrant network committed to a worthy cause. I hope I can join you all in a more concerted effort to help EvalYouth fulfill it's mission in the coming years. Solidarity.
*No self-nominations were received from two regions: Europe and Oceania.
**Only one self-nomination was received from each of these two regions: ECA and North America.
***Each registered member can cast her/his vote once for one candidate from her/his region.