UTAMU Masters Student Wins IDEAS Board Elections

Josephine Watera, a finalist of Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation at UTAMU has been appointed a Board member for International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) representing the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Josephine Watera, the new Board Member of IDEAS Sub-Saharan Africa Region

“The IDEAS Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent special board election. We congratulate Josephine Watera on her election to the IDEAS Board, and we wish her a happy and successful term in office,” reads a statement from IDEAS.

Josephine was nominated to fill up the position with other 3 candidates from Kenya, Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo and she emerged the winner with 62 votes out of the 157 IDEAS members who voted in this special board election.

Josephine will serve until March 31 2020 when her term ends. “We believe she will bring to the Board new ideas and new energy for fulfilling the IDEAS vision,” said the IDEAS Election Committee 2017 after her winning.

IDEAS is a professional association providing a home for internationally active development evaluators all over the world.

!!! Congratulations Josephine !!!

About Josephine:

Josephine is a seasoned Evaluation practitioner with ten (10) years experience in evaluation designing, implementation, utilization and reporting. Currently working as a Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, she is the lead person in the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the Uganda Parliament. She is highly exposed in the areas of Parliamentary Systems, public sector management, gender, youth and development and governance.

As a current executive committee member of Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA), Josephine has been involved in a number of evaluation capacity building initiatives and activities in Uganda and beyond. Among these: mentoring Burundi Evaluation Association (RNEB) through Peer to Peer learning initiative of the African Evaluation Association (AFREA); proposal development to IOCE that won the bid for UEA to mentor Tanzania Evaluation Association (TANea) early this year; organized the 4th Uganda Evaluation Week held in June, 2016; and volunteered as a rapporteur during the 3rd Uganda Evaluation Week held in 2015.

Josephine is a member in a number of evaluation professional networks and knowledge translation platforms. Key among these are: Life Member-International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), Alumni-International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET), Member-Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), Member- South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) and Member- Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA). She is a member of EVALTalk, EvalCommunity, Evalgender, Africa Evidence Network and Campbell Collaboration e-platforms.

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