Under the slogan “Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals through participatory research and evaluation empowering the Latin American and Caribbean community“, the Center for Public & Nonprofit Management at University of Central Florida, USA, is organising the first PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH AND EVALUATION CONFERENCE (PAREC).

The conference, to be held on 21 April 2022, in a virtual and fully bilingual format (Spanish & English), will bring prominent panelists and speakers from various organisations that, like EvalParticipativa, have collaborated with its organisation and design.

The main objectives are:

  • to establish connections and networking between students, academics and practitioners from North America, Latin America and the Caribbean to promote collaborative discussion and research on participatory evaluation and empowerment issues;
  • to exchange unique participatory evaluation concepts and applications in the Latin American and Caribbean region as “promising or evidence-based practices”; and
  • to generate and systematize knowledge and documents through the information produced at the conference.


All information about the conference, sessions, panelists and presentations, as well as biographies of speakers and participating organisations are available on the official PAREC 2022 website.

For the EvalParticipativa community, we have 30 participation grants available. To apply for them, in addition to being convinced that you are able to participate during the whole event, you need to fill in this form.

This conference is a valuable opportunity to learn and share knowledge about the values and standards of participatory evaluation, theoretical frameworks and methods, and practical applications and experiences. We look forward to your participation!



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