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Third EvalYouth Virtual Conference
Cutting Edge Evaluation
November 17th, 2018  - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Finding your place in the evolving world of evaluation is important for young and experienced evaluators. It is important to recognize that young and emerging evaluators (YEEs) can contribute to the EvalAgenda 2020, and therefore, it is vital to invest in YEEs for economic, ethical, and professional reasons. This is why it is very important that YEEs learn about the newest evaluation trends and tools.

This innovative, dynamic, and thought provoking virtual conference will help young and emerging evaluators learn about cutting edge evaluation techniques and tools.  Specifically, it will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from experts across the globe on Monitoring and Evaluation and IT.

There are two intended audiences: YEEs and experienced evaluators. They will benefit from attending this conference in the followings ways:


This conference is free.


The English registration form can be accessed here.

El formulario de registro español puede accederse aquí.   

Le formulaire d’inscription français peut être consulté ici.

Регистрационною форму на русском можно найти здесь.

Participants will receive instructions by email with all necessary login information for the conference.

Conference Program

The conference will be in English, but there will be real-time translation in Spanish, Russian and French.

The conference will be 4 hours long and will be divided into four segments:

Session 1 -- Welcome and Opening Keynote (10:00 - 10:55 AM EST)

Segment 1 speakers include:

Sofía Estévez

Sofía Estévez is co-chair of EvalYouth's Task Force 3, which is in charge of organizing conferences for young and emerging evaluators. Sofía is a Political Scientist (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina) with an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics (University of Manchester, United Kingdom) and a candidate towards a Masters in Public Policy (Universidad Torcuato diTella, Argentina). She has experience in social research, public policy research, and M&E.

Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead

Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead is an associate professor of research methods, measurement, and evaluation in the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Neag School of Education, and program coordinator for UConn’s Online Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation. As an evaluation researcher, educator, and practitioner, Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead specializes in evaluation theory, methodology, practice, and capacity building. For example, she has published on important issues such as the identification of what evaluators need to know and be able to do, gaps between evaluator education and the demands of on-the-ground practice, the soundness of evaluative arguments, and the importance of establishing professional standards for public evaluation work. She also has an active evaluation practice, and has directed several evaluations at the local, state, and national level. In 2014, Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead was the recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s Marcia Guttentag Award, the association’s only early career award.  In 2017, she was appointed to the editorial board of New Directions for Evaluation, an official journal of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and elected to a three-year term on the AEA Board. Dr. Montrosse-Moorhead currently co-chairs EvalYouth, an international network that aims to address the needs of young and emerging evaluators (YEEs) and youth stakeholders throughout the globe.
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Eric Barela

Dr. Eric Barela is currently Director, Measurement & Evaluation at, where he leads efforts to evaluate the social impact of's global philanthropic efforts.  Prior to joining, Eric was Chief Knowledge & Impact Officer at Partners in School Innovation and a Senior Educational Research Analyst with the Los Angeles Unified School District.  With over 15 years of experience as an internal evaluator, Eric specializes in building organizational measurement & evaluation systems and evaluating technology innovation, urban education, and workforce development programs.  His work has been recognized by both the American Evaluation Association and the American Educational Research Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Journal of Evaluation.  Eric holds a Ph.D. in Social Research Methodology from the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

Session 2: M&E + IT, Part 1 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST)

Segment 2 speakers include:

David Fetterman

David M. Fetterman is president and CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. He has 25 years of experience at Stanford University, serving as a School of Education faculty member, School of Medicine director of evaluation, and senior member of Stanford administration. Fetterman concurrently serves as a faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute,  the University of Charleston, and San Jose State University. He is also a co-director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center. Previously, Dr. Fetterman was a professor and research director at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, and a senior associate at RMC Research Corporation. Fetterman is a past president of the American Evaluation Association. He received both the Paul Lazarsfeld Award for Outstanding Contributions to Evaluation Theory and the Myrdal Award for Cumulative Contributions to Evaluation Practice. Fetterman also received the American Educational Research Association Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award and the Mensa Award for Research Excellence. Fetterman is the founder of empowerment evaluation. He has published 17 books, including Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation: Stakeholder Involvement Approaches (with Rodríguez-Campos and Ann Zukoski),  Empowerment Evaluation: Knowledge and Tools for Self-assessment, Evaluation Capacity Building, and Accountability (with Kaftarian and Wandersman), Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages: Hewlett-Packard’s $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice, Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice (with Abraham Wandersman),Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation, and Ethnography: Step by Step.

Claudia Abreu Lopes

Claudia Abreu Lopes is an Affiliated Lecturer in Statistics and Methods at the University of Cambridge (UK). She has coordinated several media and development projects that harness the widespread use of mobile phones and social media to consult citizens for governance and public health outcomes. Claudia holds a Ph.D. in Social Research Methods from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Valentine Ghandi

Head, Research, Evaluation, Innovation and ICT at The Development CAFE

Session 3: M&E + IT, Part 2 (12:05 - 1:05 PM EST)

Session 3 speakers include:

Hur Hassnain

Hur has 15 years of experience in designing and conducting evaluations in and around fragility, conflict and violence. He has lived and worked in some of the worst contexts in Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Hur has designed, commissioned and conducted research and evaluations for projects funded by the UN agencies, European Commission and a variety of public and private donors. Hur is an expert in experimental and quasi-experimental designs, participatory and theory-based evaluation approaches and has developed innovative tools that have been used on the face of the conflict and presented internationally.

Hur is the Founder at Pakistan Evaluation Association and an elected Board Member at the International Development Evaluation Association [IDEAS]. At IDEAS, Hur convenes the Thematic Interest Group on Evaluations in Fragility, Conflict and Violence [EvalFCV].

Richard Hertz

Richard Hertz is a UNICEF Consultant on Youth Engagement and Partnerships for U-Report project in Ukraine. Youth activist for human rights and democracy. During 2017 performed more than 80 lectures for Ukrainian youth about the importance of social activity.

Sara Vaca

Sara is an independent consultant working as an evaluator (M.A. in Evaluation) with an background in the private sector (in Quality management) and in the nonprofit sector working as program manager. She has extensive experience with the Red Cross Movement and with UN Agencies (UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA). Though her main focus is Evaluation, she discovered Data Visualization in twitter in 2011 and ever since she has been learning on her own and experimenting with synergies with M&E, with the objective of making Evaluation more transparent and more accessible to others. She is Spanish from Madrid but she is based in Southern France.

Session 4: Closing Keynote (1:10 - 2:00 PM EST)

Segment 4 speakers include:

Khalil Bitar

Khalil Bitar (Palestine) is the Vice-Chair of EvalYouth Global Network; Founder of the Palestinian Evaluation Association (PEA) and Board Member of the MENA Evaluation Network (EvalMENA).

Khalil has over 10 years of experience as an internal and external evaluator in the MENA region and Europe. Currently, Khalil is based in Germany and works as the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Atlas Relief and Development International.  He is also conducting his doctoral research at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at Erfurt University, focusing on investigating the impact of M&E systems on policymaking and governance in conflict-affected and fragile states.




Antonina Rishko-Porsescu,

Antonina Rishko-Porsescu, PhD, is an independent M&E specialist with strong knowledge of quantitative research methods and passion for data visualization. Antonina has professional experience in both social research and M&E. She worked with R.Akhmetov Foundation for Development of Ukraine, International Renaissance Foundation, FINEP – Forum for International development+planning, Centre of Migration research (Warsaw University), Centre for the urban history of East Central Europe. The projects are, mainly, connected to evaluation of social sphere, providing social services, provision of health care services for the conflict-affected population, community development and the creation of migrants' networks. Antonina is an active member of EvalYouth network and founder of regional chapter EvalYouth Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus, Board member of Ukrainian Evaluation Association.

Josette Arévalo

Josette Arévalo Gross is the Executive Director of the National Institute of Educational Assessment of Ecuador.

Josette is the co-chair of EvalYouth’s task force in charge of organizing conferences for young and emerging evaluators. In addition, Josette co-founded EvalYouth LAC, which aims to build the capacities of young and emerging evaluators in Latin America.

Josette  has a PhD  in Public Policy and Administration at the George Washington University. Josette earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Universidad San Francisco de Quito, a master’s degree in Development Economics at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO-Ecuador, and a master’s degree in Public Policy at GWU as an Ecuador Fulbright Scholar. Prior to pursuing graduate studies in the United States, Josette worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst in the Ecuadorian public sector. In addition to her work experience in Ecuador, Josette has also worked as a consultant at the World Bank.  

Technology Requirements

Because this is a virtual conference, technology requirements include:

For the best experience we suggest using a computer with Chrome, Firefox or Opera as browser and connected to the internet via an ethernet cable.

About Us

Virtual Conference’s Organizers include:


Task Force members: Ana Erika Lareza, Gerardo Sánchez, Imad Haroon, Aman Ali, Daniel Ducai, Sana Ben Salem

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