The Youth in Evaluation Week invites Eval4Action partners and other interested organizations and networks to propose regional, cross-regional, national, and thematic events that address the theme: Intergenerational solidarity for transformative evaluation.
The main theme has three sub-themes: Voice, Learning and Prosperity of Youth in Evaluation.
The organization or network proposing the event is responsible for leading, organizing and rolling out the event; undertaking communication outreach before, during, and post the event; translations; and covering any associated costs with the event. The global Eval4Action team will coordinate with the event organizers for the smooth roll-out of the events, and the related communication and outreach.
10 things to know about the Youth in Evaluation week
- Co-led and co-organized by young and emerging evaluators (YEEs)
- Launch of standards on enhancing meaningful youth engagement in evaluation
- Training programmes on career development for YEEs in 6 languages
- Featured actions that are delivering on commitments in the manifesto
- Youth in Evaluation manifesto adoption campaign in all regions
- Call for event proposal launching soon, selection by an intergenerational group
- Mix of global, regional and cross-regional events, in regional languages
- Multiplatform events and advocacy, including Twitter Space dialogues
- Outcomes to input into EvalYouth Summit
- Everyone is invited to collaborate and participate!
Further information for proposed events
- Event organizers: Regional and national VOPEs, regional and national EvalYouth chapters, public institutions, academic institutions, private sector organisations, international development agencies, other development actors and civil society organisations, are invited to submit a proposal for an event.
- Target audience for the event: Your event can target multiple audiences such as youth, young and emerging evaluators, university students and under-graduates, government and public institutions, academia, development organisations, the private sector, and general citizens.
- Type of events: Events can be virtual, in person or hybrid depending on your capacity and the audience you are targeting. For example, awareness raising sessions on youth in evaluation, capacity building programmes including training on career development of young and emerging evaluators, webinars, social media campaigns, Twitter chats, social media live events, advocacy events around Youth in Evaluation manifesto signing. This is not an exhaustive list. Be creative! You can propose more than one event. If you are proposing more than one event, please fill a separate form for each event.
- Event theme: Following the main theme and the three sub-themes mentioned, the organizers are free to choose a theme that promotes meaningful engagement of youth in evaluation. You may also like to consider themes mentioned in the Youth in Evaluation manifesto, particularly around engaging youth in all phases of evaluation. Your event can be focused on one theme or include a mix.
- Language: Events can be organized in any regional or local language. Organizers should consider if translations can be made available in English for communication and outreach purposes.
- Date and time of the event: In the proposal, please provide your preferred day and local time during the Youth in Evaluation week, and they will do their best to accommodate that time in the overall programme.
- Selection of proposals: The proposals will be reviewed by an intergenerational selection committee consisting of representatives from various stakeholders and regions. The proposals will be selected based on relevance to the theme, wide intergenerational partnership in the event, local ownership and space created for voices from the field. The outcome of the selection will be announced latest by 31 January 2023.
- Communication support for the events: A communication and branding pack will be available to the organizers, to undertake promotions, digital event coverage and post-event communication. The global Eval4Action team will support the event organizers in these outreach efforts. Upon selection of the event and confirmation of event details, all organizers are requested to send high-resolution logos of the organization/s, pictures and bios of speakers, and a 100-150 words event summary in English to, for use on the campaign website, newsletter and social media channels.
For more information, visit Eval4Action.