Learn more about EVALSDGs’ Co- and Vice-Chairs.
Denis has more than 22 years of experience in the fields of program evaluation, performance measurement and performance audit, and a rich understanding of governments and United Nations’ needs; he is currently a Senior Evaluation Specialist in the Evaluation Office of UNICEF and since 2010 Chief of PME and field coordination of UNICEF Nigeria.
Denis has also worked for Canadian federal organizations, including the Office of the Auditor General. He was a freelance consultant in the field of Result Based Management and evaluation, including Impact Evaluation. He contributed to and/or authored several international publications and reports focused on evaluation, Evaluation Capacity, Impact Evaluation and related subjects.
Kassem El Saddik is an international expert in program evaluation who believes that evaluation matters for development. With more than 18 years of experience, Kassem has led and provided consulting services to various complex programs throughout North America, the Middle East, Africa, including fragile and conflict-affected environments.
In addition to his track-record in building the national institutional capacities for evaluation, Kassem is credited for his deep engagement in civil society. He is a founder and board member of the MENA Evaluation Network and the Lebanese Evaluation Society. He has contributed to various evaluation forums, drafted dozens of policy reviews and co-authored the series of EVALSDGs/IIED policy briefs.
Vice co-chair EVALSDGs
Director of the Division for Strategic Planning and Performance, UNITAR
Brook Boyer is the Director of the Division for Strategic Planning and Performance of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Brook has accumulated some 22 years of experience in the fields of programme management, strategic planning, performance measurement, monitoring and evaluation, and training and research. For the past 16 of these years, he has worked for United Nations organizations.
He is a member of various professional associations, including the American Evaluation Association and the Association for Talent Development (formally the Association for Training and Development). He is also the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Head at UNITAR. In 2018, he was appointed as a Vice Co-chair of the EVALSDGs network.
Florence Etta is CEO and Principal Consultant with GRAIDE International Consultants Limited (GiC Ltd), Nigeria. Before joining international development practice with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Senegal and Nairobi, Florence spent 16 years as a lecturer and researcher in Nigerian Higher Education institutions. She continues to consult for a handful of international development agencies including UNIDO, UNECA, CLEAR-AA, Twende Mbele with GIC Ltd.
Florence is a member of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) for which she served as the 6th President and the Africa Gender & Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN). She has also been active in EVALSDGs, EVALGender+ and EvalIndigenous since 2015 and was elected to the position of co-vice Chair EVALSDGs in July 2020.