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Conference programme

The conference programme features inspiring keynote speakers, and covers a broad range of internationally relevant topics: from sharing farmers' stories to influencing policy and decision-making processes. Each round offers three workshops to choose from. The workshops revolve around thematic tracks:

Communicating evidence from mixed methods approaches
Communicating strategic and comprehensive stories
Communicating and learning from evidence during implementation
Communicating evidence for strategic decision-making
Practical communication methods for learning and sense making

The conference programme is subject to changes.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

08:30Registration and coffee & tea
09:00Welcome and introduction (Cecile Kusters & Jack van der Vorst, Wageningen University & Research)
09:30Keynote Noelle Aarts (Radboud University)
10.30Break
11.00Keynote Irene de Goede (Oxfam Novib)
12.00Reflections (Jack van der Vorst, Wageningen University & Research) and introduction to workshop sessions
12.30Lunch & group photo
13.30Workshops | Round 1
Capturing most significant change stories with video in Ethiopia
Mirjam Schaap & Tessa Steenbergen
Moving beyond quotes and anecdotes: Communicating qualitative evidence in evaluation
Acacia Nikoi, Laura Wangsness Willemsen & Richard Bamattre
Oxfam generating evidence from outcome harvesting monitoring data and using analysis for influencing (double-length)
Karen Biesbrouck & Sanne Djojosoeparto
14.45Break
15.15Workshops | Round 2
Communicating evidence for a variety of stakeholders – the case of Benefit-SBN in Ethiopia
Anteneh Mekuria Tesfaye
How to develop effective and attractive case studies
Roger Reuver & Joost Guijt
Oxfam generating evidence from outcome harvesting monitoring data and using analysis for influencing (continued)
Karen Biesbrouck & Sanne Djojosoeparto
Theatre for gathering and communicating evidence
Riti Hermán Mostert
16.30Plenary highlights and wrap-up
17.00Closing

Thursday, 5 April

08.30Doors open, coffee & tea
09.00Reflection and looking ahead
09.30Workshops | Round 3 
 Communicating the value of an intervention: What does Value for Money look like and how can it influence donors?
Julien Colomer
Ensuring results with Experience Capitalization
Jorge Chavez-Tafur, Marga Janse & Krishan Bheenick
Using Mixed Methods to Strengthen Your Impact Story: An Interactive Workshop
Caroline Desalos, Just Dengerink & Saskia van Veen
10.45Break
11.15Workshops | Round 4
"Empathic evaluation" - can a better understanding of the policymaking process enhance the use of evaluation evidence?
Myriam Van Parijs
“I want to tell you a story”: Rigorous, comprehensive, and accessible methods for reporting results
Christopher J. Stanfill
Join our house of colours and make a quantum leap from evidence to action
Irma Alpenidze & Mike Zuijderduijn
12.30Lunch
13.30Workshops | Round 5
Evidence gathering and communication on complex transformations through lobby/advocacy
Masja Helmer & Hanneke Post
The Road to Real-Time Monitoring: Increasing the Frequency of Measuring and Communicating Evidence
Fédes van Rijn, Just Dengerink, Martijn Ramaekers & Liesbeth Hofs
Theory of Change as a framework for building and communicating evidence
Martin Klein & Caroline Desalos
14.45Break
15.15Synthesis and action points
17.00Closing, drinks & bites