In this First Gathering of Participatory Evaluation Experiences in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean, we will not only speak about PE, its concepts, the roles of those involved and ways of facilitating its processes. We will also host the First PE Tools Fair!
One of the things that all of the case studies selected for this gathering have in common is the use of imagination as the master key.
Through different unpublished strategies, the various participants have promoted and facilitated the development of processes unique to PE. In doing so, the entertaining elements together with the participatory instruments and techniques have enabled and motivated the intervention and involvement of multiple stakeholders.
We are not intending for this activity to be a tool swapping fair for PE, but rather that it will be a space conducive for the collective analysis of the instruments’ limitations, their versatile natures depending on the region and even, who knows, a place where new strategies could be developed.
Put succinctly, tomorrow is the big day! The day we have all been waiting for over the last few months. We are all encouraged and motivated by a common denominator: Participatory Evaluation.
The next few days will be intense as we not only learn more about PE, but also soak ourselves in the experiences lived by our peers and ask ourselves: “What would we have done?” as we admire each of the steps taken.
We will certainly not only be participants in this gathering, but also agents motivated by social transformation and development where we are.
We have arrived in Quito! Welcome to this Tinkunaco, which in Quechua means ‘meeting place’!