Hello my name is Tarek Azzam, and I am an Assistant Professor at Claremont Graduate University. Over the next few days I will blog about my experiences at the 6th Biennial AfrEA Conference in Accra, Ghana. The theme of the conference is “Rights and Responsibility in Development Evaluation.” As I write this, I await the start of the conference tomorrow, January 9.
The conference is hosted by the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) and Co-Organized by the Ghana Monitoring & Evaluation Forum (GMEF). For those who live or work outside of Africa, these may be unfamiliar organizations. I encourage you to learn more about them and other evaluation associations around the world through the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE).
I am also working with Matt Galen to broadcast via the internet some of the keynote sessions at the conference and share them with others. I will send links as they become available.
I am very excited about the start of the conference. It is a new venue for me and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.