1. MP Webinars: Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
By the year 2030, the global community has committed to reaching a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) that aspire to “shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path” and “leave no one behind on the collective journey”. Inclusiveness and equity are manifest throughout these goals and recognized internationally as catalysts to achieving just, peaceful, and vibrant societies. During this webinar distinguished parliamentarian from Kyrgyzstan Hon. Ms. Natalia Nikitenko will speak about Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role that parliamentarians will play in this and challenges which might be faced, while Dr. Ms. Dorothy Lucks will bring more technical views on the topic.
Key note speaker –Ms. Natalia Nikitenko (Member of Parliament – Kyrgyzstan, Steering Committee Member of the GPFE, GPFE representative to EVALSDGs Network)
Discussant –Ms. Dorothy Lucks (Secretary of the IOCE Board, EvalPartners Executive Committee member, Co-chair – EVALSDGs Network)
Moderator –Ms. Tessie Catsambas (Former Secretary of the IOCE Board, EvalPartners Management Group member, President – EnCompass LLC)
2. Webinar: Evaluation and the SDGs
On 30 May 2017, EVALSDGs and UNICEF Evaluation Office jointly organized a webinar on “Evaluation and the SDGs”. The webinar, presented by Michael Bamberger, sought to promote greater awareness on SDG evaluation. The webinar highlighted the complexity and interconnectedness of the SDGs, the methods that could be used to evaluate the SDGs and the opportunities for SDG evaluation.
3. Webinar: Evaluation and Voluntary National Reviews
This webinar intended to promote discussion on the contribution of evaluation to Voluntary National Reviews on the Sustainable Development Goals. It is appropriate for government officials, development professionals and anyone working or interested in evaluation and development.
Stefano D’Errico did an outstanding job framing the topic and its relevance to evaluation and the SDGs. We had some great questions sent in during the presentation via the chat function, which triggered some engaging discussion.