This evolving post curates pieces of the history of Caribbean Evaluators International, a VOPE for Caribbean Evaluators at home and in the Diaspora.
The Rally Call – Caribbean Evaluators International By Meegan Scott, Founding Board Chair
The vision, commitment, aspirations, passion, needs, wants, obstacles, preferences, rights, and responsibilities that fueled the drive to deliver a VOPE for Caribbeans by Caribbeans.
Who planted the seed to act in my mind? An opportunity presented for VOPEs on the EvalPartners learning network.
Up and Running Despite the Odds
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2013: Recruitment and mobilization of the Region
February 25, 2014: The CEI is delivered (Voted into being)
May 2014: Recognized by International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) July 2, 2014: Caribbean Evaluators International is Incorporated in Jamaica September 2014: CEI hosts Caribbean Evaluators (CEI) Week
October 2014: The Leader of Jamaica’s Opposition, The Hon. Andrew Holness, MP endorses the CEI and sends his message.
MESSAGE FROM THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION, ANDREW HOLNESS, MP
FOR CARIBBEAN EVALUATORS INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2014
December 13, 2014: The first Charter VOPE is delivered in Jamaica. Partnership with the Centre for Leadership and Governance, Department of Government (CLG), University of the West Indies, Mona deepened for the event.
Mobilization of the Dominican Republic and Haiti has started.
2015: Launch of EVALYear 2015
Mobilization of Trinidad, Dominica, and Barbados has started.
The Plan of Action 2014-2015
Prepared by Meegan Scott, 2014
The brick and mortar spaces were physical VOPE meeting homes in each territory. Modelled off the Toastmasters International Programme, it was adapted to suit the learning, networking, and growth needs of evaluators, supporting professionals, and the CEI.