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A brief introduction to Empowerment Evaluation

20 September 2012

An introduction to Empowerment Evaluation

As the name suggests Empowerment Evaluation is the use of various evaluation techniques and concepts to aid self improvement and growth. Empowerment Evaluation provides tools for assessing planning, implementation and self evaluation.

Empowerment Evaluation consists of three main steps, i.e. mission, taking stock and planning for the future. It’s key principles focus on things such as community knowledge, capacity building, social justice, improvement as well as organizational learning, to name but a few.

In essence, Empowerment Evaluation is an evaluation approach designed to help various types of communities monitor and evaluate their own performance. It can be used with a wide variety of projects from large development projects to smaller non-profit campaigns.

Creative Consulting & Development Works will be hosting an Empowerment Evaluation workshop, in conjunction with the SAMEA Western Cape Network, on Friday, 28 September 2012 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

Dr. David Fetterman explains that, “Empowerment evaluation is the use of evaluation concepts, techniques, and findings to foster improvement and self determination.”

Fetterman is well versed on the topic of Empowerment Evaluation, having written no less than eight books on the concept. He comes highly regarded as one of the leading global experts on Empowerment Evaluation having introduced this concept 20 years ago. He is a highly sought after speaker on evaluation, technology, motivation, management and learning.

Visit Dr. Fetterman’s website for more information on Empowerment Evaluation and keep up to date with all the latest trends and developments by clicking here.

Registration for the workshop closes soon and at R650 a ticket it’s a steal. So if you would like to be a part of this excellent opportunity get in touch with Karin Nandoo from our offices by calling 021 448 2058 or emailing

We look forward to seeing you there!

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