Co-creating a feminist community of practice for evaluators working on global SRHR

Session Number: 2197
Track: Feminist Issues in Evaluation
Session Type: Birds of a Feather Gathering
Tags: communities of practice, International NGOs, Sexual & reproductive health and rights
Session Facilitator: Michelle Truong [Assistant Program Officer, Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation - International Women's Health Coalition]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Michelle Truong [Assistant Program Officer, Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation - International Women's Health Coalition]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Vanessa Rios [Program Officer, Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation - International Women's Health Coalition]
Time: Nov 14, 2019 (12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
Room: Hilton Minneapolis Ballroom ABC - Table 11

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

This gathering will engage evaluators who work with global sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organizations to explore the possibility of co-creating a community of practice to foster mutual learning and strategizing. Discussion questions may include: How do we define and measure “impact” in SRHR over the long term? How can we measure grantmaking, advocacy, and movement building in SRHR? What are some ways to better embody feminist evaluation approaches? How do we use the evidence we collect to advocate for SRHR progress? What are ways we as evaluators working in SRHR can foster ongoing learning from each other? Is there interest in co-creating a community of practice, and what are some proposed ways of working? We at IWHC will share our perspectives and hope to hear from others working as feminist evaluators in SRHR.