The Czech Evaluation Society is a co-organizer of the first global gathering of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) in Europe. The conference will take place on September 30 - October 4, 2019, at Hotel Duo in Prague. The conference is under the auspices of the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tomáš Petříček, the Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic, Mrs. Klára Dostálová, and Prague’s mayor, Mr. Zdeněk Hřib. The event is supported by the Czech Development Agency as part of the project "Evaluation - the way to Systems Change." Registration closed on 1 September 2019.
The first two days focus on for professional workshops, and the remaining three days will be devoted to the conference program. ČES has had the opportunity to influence the content, from the workshop program to individual conference sessions. ČES also took charge of the thematic sessions on Transformational Experiences and how to use evaluations to promote system change. Other sessions may include evaluation issues relating to climate change, sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); evaluation in the context of fragile states, conflicts and violence; gender and equal opportunity; and the professionalization of evaluations.
Documents related to the IDEAS Conference:
- GA IDEAS 2019 One pager
- IDEAS Concept note
- Czech Ministry for Foreign Affairs official auspices for IDEAS Global Conference 2019