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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Government Conference Centre

2 Rideau Street

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA


Conference team


Financial support from: EC, Ag Can, INAC,
Parks, PWGSC, Public Health


Meeting facility and logistics


Agenda




Variety of presentation styles with interactive
dialogue


Networking


breaks, closing reception, dinner

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Mission:

To enable the conduct of more effective
environmental program evaluations and analyses that inform
management decisions to foster positive environmental
results



Extending the building to Canada the network of
environmental evaluators started 5 years ago in United States
(yearly events in June in Washington)



Third Canadian Forum (Inaugural in 2008)



Objective of this event:

To extend the network of individuals
interested to actively participate in and profit from the
environmental evaluators network



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President Obama’s 2009 inaugural speech:


“…The question we ask today is not whether our
government is too big or too small, but whether it
works…”


Canada’s Office of the Auditor General in its Fall
2009 report on Evaluating the Effectiveness of
Programs:


“…effectiveness evaluations can aid their decision
-
making by providing objective and reliable
information that helps identify programs that are
working as intended; those that are no longer
needed and those …that could be replaced…”


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Bill Gates in an 2010 interview said:


“But I put the evaluation system way ahead of
all those other things we should also do, and
our foundation is funding pilot programs in
that area.”

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Individuals in the fields of natural resource
conservation and environmental management
increasingly need to demonstrate the effectiveness
and efficiency of projects and programs,
particularly in terms of environmental outcomes.



By tapping multiple disciplines, we seek to improve
the field of environmental evaluation by fostering
partnerships where we can share knowledge on
innovative approaches and learn more
systematically from our collective experiences.




Intent to connect the spectrum of decision
-
makers,
program managers, social and physical scientists,
and practionners.

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EEN Logic model


refined 2009



EEN Established 5 year goals for network



Extend the network by launching regional
nodes of activity
-

EEN [Canada] is the first
new organizational partner to the two
founding members EPA, and NFWF. Now new
nodes are planned for
Europe, Mexico/Latin
America and Hawaii/Pacific Islands
.

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Field of environmental evaluation is
expanded and
strengthened



Improve environmental community’s
capacity to achieve its
goals



Environmental evaluation is used by
most policy
-
makers to make
informed decisions


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Consistently high quality
environmental evaluation



Environmental evaluation informs
management decisions



Evaluation culture established

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Evaluators and Evaluation
Community




Environmental Organizations (staff,
managers, leadership
)



Academics/
Universities



Policy Makers



Funders (public and private)

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2008


Decision
-
making and “on the ground
delivery”




2009
-

Tools used in environmental
evaluation



2010
-

Sharing experiences and practices

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