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To stay on top of international best practice and theory, the IEU participates actively and regularly in international evaluation-related events. It also shares information about many of these events. Here is a brief list of some important dates coming up in the next few months. Possibilities may also exist for your organisation to collaborate with IEU in a conference, seminar, workshop or similar. Share your ideas with us by emailing Liza Ottlakán at


2-3 May: Rome, Italy - IFAD - Evaluating Rural Inequality: Identifying Effective Approaches to Reduce Rural Disparities

7-11 May: Rome, Italy - UNEG - 2018 Evaluation Week

23 May: Songdo, Republic of Korea - UNISDR and IEU Joint Seminar- How can capacity development in the areas of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) be evaluated? G-Tower, 4F. 12:00 - 13:30. Free lunch!

28 May: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks, 13F Meeting Room 1. Dr Nathan Fiala, Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut, IEU Consultant, discusses learning about the impact of a programme from environmental and social perspectives, with the case study of GCF's porfolio. Free lunch!

18-21 June: Cape Town - 5th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference: Adaptation Futures

21 June: Songdo, Republic of Korea - 12:30-13:30 IEU Lunch Talks - The Geospatial Revolution in Programme Evaluation: Data, Methods, Tools and Application, 13F Meeting Room 1. Dr. Bradley Parks, Executive Director of AidData, presents Geospatial Impact Evaluation (GIEs) methods and field questions about the uses and limitations of these methods in impact evaluations. Free lunch!

1-4 July: Songdo, Republic of Korea - The GCF 20th Meeting of the Board. The IEU hosts two side events during the Board Meeting:
- "What are evaluations telling us?", Monday 2nd July 12:30-2:00pm, 13F Meeting Room 3
- "Evaluating the Future?", Tuesday 3rd July 12:30-2:00pm, 13F Meeting Room 3
The poster of the two side events can be seen here.

9-12 July: Antigua and Barbuda - Eastern Caribbean Enhanced Direct Access Project Workshop.
The workshop brings together relevant stakeholders from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and the OECS to complete the final steps towards implementing the EDA.
- 9-11 July: Technical Workshop to address the EDA project’s budget and workplan, the launch of the NAP, and coherency in implementation.
- 12 July: High-level Ministerial Launch

24-26 July: Bangkok, Thailand - IEU Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment Inception Design Workshop
Hosted by IEU, this event will see more than 50 stakeholders coming together to generate dialogue, and ultimately partnerships, between evaluator teams, GCF secretariat staff, Accredited Entities (AE) and implementing partners. The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss different impact evaluation designs for selected GCF funded projects. Groups will work together to define common interests and opportunities for collaboration, as well as strengthen their ties to design and test innovative solutions to the problems of climate change adaptation and mitigation. The agenda of the workshop can be seen here.

24-27 July: Nairobi, Kenya - International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) - Evidence to Action (E2A) Conference
IEU is hosting a panel discussion “Bridging the Gap: Strengthening connections between research and policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”