We work with Government departments and agencies, NGOs and community groups across a range of program areas, including international development, social justice, sustainability, conservation and natural resource management, and gender equity.
Here are some examples of our work:
We facilitated a participatory evaluation for Caritas Australia of the Aboriginal Unity of First Peoples Australia’s program ‘Wellness in the Kimberley’ in 2012- 2014. This involved highly participatory methods including: facilitation, capacity building and coaching of an Indigenous team to undertake a participatory evaluation of their work and the communication of the evaluation findings in an engaging way using graphic illustrations. This took a number of forms including: snapshot community visit reports, a graphic illustration report (and a narrative report) and a Prezi presentation (available on line) for direct report back to the communities (click on image below to play presentation).
This prezi presentation was delivered as a paper on ‘Participatory evaluation and communication’ at the Darwin Australian Evaluation Association Conference 2014. Here the underlying participatory and learning elements of the methodology were presented and discussed.
Working with TEAR Australia, we evaluated and led the Arnhem Human Enterprise Development Project, Galiwin’ku, NE Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia, in April 2016.
CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Working with the International Women’s Development Association (Australian NGO) and Bread for the World (German aid and development organization), we evaluated and led the Wide Bay Conservation Association program evaluation in East New Britain, PNG, February – March 2017.
We developed the Marwonga Indigenous Protected Area Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement (MERI) Framework for the Winangakirri Aboriginal Corporation representing the Ngiyampaa people in central New South Wales, Australia. This MERI Framework needed to be accessible to the community and technically sound. September 2015.
With the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade we evaluated and led the mid-term evaluation of the Pacific Women regional project: Pacific Women Parliamentary Partnerships Project (PWPP) in June 2016 – March 2017.
We facilitated community sector engagement, provided strategic advice and drafted the Loddon Mallee Action Plan for the primary prevention of violence against women for Loddon Mallee Women’s Health in 2015.
We made a submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria.
RURAL & REGIONAL AUSTRALIA
We acted as evaluator, Monitoring and Evaluation Framework developer and implementation advisor for Communities for Children collaborative practice initiatives of the early years sector. Including: Greater Shepparton, Greater Bendigo and East Gippsland.
Designed and delivered Facilitation for Evaluators public training, for Australasian Evaluation Society, Canberra February 2016, Melbourne November 2016. In collaboration with Vanessa Hood of Roof Top Social.
Delivered Most Significant Change training three times to: East Gippsland Communities for Children, Greater Bendigo Communities for Children, Greater Shepparton Communities for Children, March–June 2016.
Successfully designed and delivered training in Most Significant Change Technique and Participatory Program Design and Monitoring, Indonesia 2009 and 2010 to participants from Indonesian, international NGOs, and government agencies.