The 2024 International Program for Development Evaluation Training Gets Underway on World Youth Skills Day

The 2024 International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) gets underway on World Youth Skills Day. IPDET is GEI's executive program for M&E training.
The IPDET 2024 On-Site Program is set to begin on World Youth Skills Day, a fitting occasion to celebrate learning and development.
21 June 2024

Starting on July 15 – World Youth Skills Day – and running until July 26, the 2024 International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) will take place at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Eighty evaluation talents from around the world will join IPDET through scholarships, thanks to the generous support of the Global Evaluation Initiative’s funding partners, to refresh and polish their skills. IPDET expects more than 180 young, emerging, and experienced evaluators from around 65 countries.

Since 2014, World Youth Skills Day has been celebrated on July 15 under the United Nations’ advocacy, to highlight the potential of young people as catalysts for change. IPDET is committed to providing a new generation of evaluators with essential skills, and knowledge of current evaluation topics, and to act as a platform to exchange ideas and network, helping them drive change in their communities.

The IPDET On-Site Program will include a series of public events to be held at the University of Bern UniS Building. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion on-site.

Opening Ceremony - July 15, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Mayor of Bern, Alec von Graffenried, and representatives of the University of Bern will officially launch the IPDET On-Site Program. This will be followed by a coffee break, providing a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

Fishbowl Discussion - July 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

"Driving and Hindering Forces for the Institutionalization of Evaluation" will be the topic of discussion. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Stockmann, Senior Professor of Sociology at Saarland University, will present his research, featuring case studies from 52 countries. Additionally, speakers from three continents will share their experiences and insights.

Open Forum on Evaluating Humanitarian Action - July 25, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Ukrainian Evaluation Association will host this informal exchange section to explore new challenges and innovative approaches for evaluating humanitarian actions.

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