I am Monika Banerjee working as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), New Delhi. I am currently trying to compile the Annual Report of ISST for the year 2017-18.
As you know that this online platform on Gender and Evaluation is being hosted by ISST since 2013 and we at ISST are extremely happy to see the way your participation is constantly strengthening this platform year after year.
This year for the annual report, we thought of including some reflections on the experiences of being part of this large family. It will also give us an understanding of areas where gains are visible and those where more work is required. Therefore, I request you to kindly help us in posting some of your reflections in terms of your experiences of being a member of this gender and eval online community.
We would like to know what has been your experience till date of being a member of this online community and in what way has it helped your work and career.
Hoping to hear from you all soon.
I agree with everything that has been said by others, and I just wanted to add my confirmation. It is difficult to find a community that is both technical and focused on gender. I also appreciate having a conversation about international evaluation that is grounded in feminist principles. I appreciate the concrete tools, guidance, and reading recommendations provided. This is the 'home' I always recommend we post consultancies, and I love feeling updated about opportunities in the gender and evaluation community. Thank you to everyone that supports the online community.
The community is unique in many term. I found the team very supportive and cooperative. I had a request of support on my thesis paper for proofreading. Gladly, I received more than 20 request from professional and academic people which was very helpful.
Thanks for the cooperation.
best regards, Murtaza
Dear Monica, dear Rituu,
Your plateforme is a very helpful resource and the community works efficiently.
For example, when I looked for a national colleague in Sierra Leone, Rituu kindly posted my requests and I got rapidly many replies. Some were fitting the requested profile very well, I got in touch with some of you and I could submit the offer in time. I still do not know if we will get the assignment, but thanks go to the community for being so reactive and once more to Rituu for her great help!
I also appreciated all the on-line training and/or webinar offer organized by or disseminated through this platform. Especially during the lockdown period, it represented an open window with so much "refreshing" input!
Please continue the good work (I will try to contribute more form the francophone side...) and keep safe and healthy!
I am Shailesh Nagar and I work with a development consulting and advisory firm, NRMC in India. Recently, I got to know the power and reach of this group. I was and still am on the lookout for expertise related to gender evaluation across various regions of the world for a particular assignment that my firm is bidding for. The moderator, on my request, shared the information about this requirement among the network members. To my surprise, I started receiving responses immediately and within a few hours I received responses from at least a dozen experts from across the world.
It is amazing for me to get these responses in a short period of time and I do not think I would have received similar responses in any other platform. Kudos to the moderator and people behind this network. A big thank you from my side for this help.