Are you interested in sustainable development and how the field of evaluation relates to that concept? The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) is hosting a webinar on the intersections between evaluation and sustainable development, and will explore how interventions and evaluations are lagging in addressing the sustainability imperative. See below for a description of the webinar.
Sustainable development refers to a mode of development in which present needs are met without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs (Brundtland Commission , 1987). A premise of sustainable development is that successful development depends on recognizing and incorporating the connectivity and mutual interdependence of natural, economic, political and cultural systems. However, when appropriately balanced, these positions form the nexus where the present’s needs can be met without compromising the future of either human or natural systems. Unfortunately, interventions and evaluation tend to truncate connectivity, especially the mutual interdependence of human and natural systems. Meanwhile the wider world is rapidly recognising and responding to the sustainability imperative and incorporating connectivity into strategies and actions. This webinar will explore some of the reasons why interventions and evaluation is lagging and suggest how we might address this.
WHEN? Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 12:00 to 13:00 Eastern Standard Time
WHERE? CES webinars take place online using the GoToWebinar platform.
REGISTRATION: Please contact Lynn Burgess at [email protected] to register.
For more information about this webinar, click here.
Questions? Comments? Email [email protected]Elayne Vlahaki, MPH Program Manager BC HIV/HCV Evaluation Advisory Group