Crossposted from WIIS: EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Funders, Implementers, and the Challenge of Effective Evaluation
Sponsored by: United States Institute of Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding
Date: June 16, 2011
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: USIP Headquarters (2301 Constitution Ave, NW), Washington, DC
- Meredith Blair, Humanity United
- Melanie Kawano-Chiu, Alliance for Peacebuilding
- Sharon Morris, Mercy Corps
- Andrew Blum, USIP
Description: Peacebuilding organizations are under increasing external pressure to demonstrate the impact of their programming. From within the field as well, there is a growing desire to develop effective evaluation systems that can create accountability to funders and to the beneficiaries of peacebuilding initiatives.
In response, the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Alliance for Peacebuilding initiated the Peacebuilding Evaluation Project: A Forum for Donors and Implementers to improve the evaluation process.
Join USIP on June 16th we discuss main findings from the Peacebuilding Evaluation Project's first year. The panel will discuss the Alliance's "Peacebuilding Evaluation Project: Lessons Paper" and the upcoming USIP Special Report entitled, "Improving Peacebuilding Evaluation: A Whole-of-Field Approach."
Becoming a Senior Executive
Sponsored by: Women in Defense
Date: June 16, 2011
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Stevens Institute of Technology (1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW), Washington, DC
Description: Join Mary E. Lacey and Sherly (Sharie) Bourbeau as they lead WID's June mentoring event on advancing your National Security career. Lacey skyrocked from a GS-2 to her current position, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Reseach, Development, Test & Evalution). Bourbeau started as an Army intern and is now responsible for ensuring the Navy's 330,000 military and 180,000 civilians have the knowledge and skills to meet the Navy's mission. Both are long-time proponents of the mentoring and coaching process.
Come join us for this exciting event and the dynamic discussion that will follow. It will be extremely beneficial to all interested in advancing their careers
Defense Institution Building Conference
Sponsored by: The Naval Postgraduate School and Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations
Date: June 20-21, 2011
Location: Arlington, VA
Description: This two day conference will convene stakeholders to discuss approaches and share experiences on the challenge that Secretary Gates' call - to focus on building defense institution capacity within partner nations - poses. Policymakers, DIB-related security cooperation providers and practitioners, policy analysts, and representatives of the Combatant Commands and Services will examine DIB challenges, identify strategies and approaches, and discuss how to further develop this evolving issue. This conference will serve as a launching event for a series of smaller, focused workshops, which will refine approaches and establish best practices for use in the field. The overall program will solicit participant views and suggestions for future development in the conceptual, programming, and implementation arenas.
To RSVP: Submit an application at .