Jindra Cekan/ova, PhD
Jindra Monique Cekan/ova, Ph.D. has 32 years of experience in international development, using participatory methods to learn from villagers and ministers in 27 countries. She has worked for non-profits, donors, and for-profits and since 2013, she has focused on ex-post-project evaluation and what it can teach about sustained impacts. Dr. Cekan, a political economist, has evaluated socio-economic development impacts and their sustainability through mixed-method evaluations with her team of national evaluators. Her firm, Valuing Voices at Cekan Consulting LLC has participatory feedback, knowledge sharing for collaborative learning at its core. She has also worked in the private sector, ranging from investment banking and management consulting to measuring CSR impact. A dual citizen, USA/ Czech, she currently runs two firms (www.ValuingVoices.com on global development and http://www.lesycekanova.cz/ on Czech forestry). She also is a mother, a Buddhist, and loves giraffes.