Reminder: applications close Monday 22nd July for 2019 AES conference support grants for emerging Indigenous evaluators
Grants for emerging Indigenous evaluators
Applications close on Monday 22nd July
With the support of sponsoring organisations, New Zealand members of the AES (for NZ participants), as well as donations from conference delegates, we are offering a limited number of Conference Support Grants to assist emerging Indigenous evaluators from the Australasian region1 to attend this year’s conference and workshops in Sydney, Australia. The grants cover conference attendance and workshop registration fees. Additional support may also be available to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The aim of the grants is to increase the number of Indigenous evaluators in the Australasian area and to strengthen their evaluation capacities.
The theme of this year’s conference is Evaluation un-boxed ...we encourage you to consider what this theme means for your unique context. The conference and workshops are being held in Sydney from 15 to 19 September. Delegates can expect an inspiring learning experience from a program of renowned international and national speakers, including Dr Tracy Westerman (pictured) as well as networking opportunities and practical skills development at high quality conference workshops.
We are connected to everything else and the proof of that is being alive. Being alive connects you to every other living thing that's around you. Your spirit, your psychic, your physical, your mental... you're all connected with other living forms. You're never lost and you're never ever alone. You're one with everything else that there is there. The oneness. The completeness of the oneness.
The above quote serves to remind us that as evaluators the work that we do is significant not only for those who commission our work, but more importantly for the communities, the people, who are affected by our findings, and the decisions that transpire, based on these findings.
Full details of the conference are at https://conference2019.aes.asn.au/ Applications close 22 July 2019.
Conference places will be offered to Indigenous evaluators with some experience in evaluation who:
Benefits to grant recipients include professional development, increased knowledge, understanding and capacities in evaluation, stronger professional networks, and increased encouragement and confidence.
... I have gained a greater understanding of what is going on in world of evaluation. I liked hearing about the different perspectives on developing evaluation as a discipline. Coming away with practical tools I can use but also being able to offer some ideas and thoughts with a level of confidence about what is possible in the way we carry out evaluation here in the Cook Islands and the way we can develop evaluation as a means to determining what works, why and what has been achieved. ... Making connections with a range of people that I have been able to subsequently share resources with since the conference, has also been a benefit.
In 2019 several grants will be reserved for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders who meet the Support Grants criteria.
Upon registration, each delegate will have the opportunity to choose a ticket extra as a donation to support the participation of Emerging Indigenous Evaluators' participation in aes19 International Evaluation Conference in Sydney. The ticket extras for donating are available at the rate of $30, $50, and $150 (GST free). You can also choose to donate in multiples or combinations of these amounts.
Can you help with one or more of the following?
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Bill Wallace, AES CEO
We look forward to hearing about ways that you can assist with this request.
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
1Australasia is defined as the region consisting of Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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