As the world continues to grapple with the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, the Commonwealth Secretariat is adapting rapidly to new pressures, while maintaining efforts towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This builds on the Secretariat’s ongoing reform process, which includes an organisation-wide digital transformation and an enhanced approach to monitoring and evaluation.
In April 2021, the Secretariat will host a Virtual Commonwealth Learning Week to reflect on the lessons learned over the past ten years in terms of organisational strategy, and how it can enhance its role as an effective global partner for the 2030 Agenda, in the face of multiple global crises.
Specifically, the week is intended to:
This years’ learning week is hosted in collaboration with the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) of the World Bank Group. As a global network of institutional partners and experts working in the field of M&E, the GEI strengthens M&E systems and capacities in countries across the globe at three levels:
The Learning Week is to be held virtually and will consist of nine stand-alone sessions over the three days, each session discussing a different topic associated with our learning journey.
The outcomes of the Learning Week 2021 will support the development of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s new strategic plan, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments meeting in June 2021.
For detailed information on the programme, including speakers and registration links for each session, follow the link below:
This year’s event continues the strategic intent set at the inaugural Commonwealth Evaluation and Learning Week held in 2019.
This event is open by invitation to representatives of Commonwealth member governments as well as members of accredited organisations, development institutions, academic institutions, multilateral and regional organisations, and other relevant partners and associations.
Please contact [email protected] for more information.