7th Biennial South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association Conference Hosted by SAMEA

Shaping M&E for a Sustainable Future

21–25 October 2019, Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa

The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) invites you to its 7th biennial conference in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The conference is being held at the Emperors Palace from the 23rd to 25th October 2019, with the pre-conference workshops taking place from the 21st to 22nd October.

Special Edition of the African Evaluation Journal

We have started the process of the special edition AEJ publication. Interested/shortlisted authors are invited to submit draft papers on the 30 November 2019. Papers submitted will go through a review panel for selection and an academic peer-review process. Please contact info@samea.org.za should you have any questions.


Abstract Submissions open 09 April 2019
Workshop Proposals close 17 April 2019
Abstract Submissions Close 19 June 2019
Decision on abstracts 17 July 2019
Notification sent to speakers 23 July 2019
Confirmation received from speakers 19 August 2019

Conference Strands


Better Evidence for Public Policy and Implementation

focuses on how public sector institutions use evidence in policy and decision-making to deliver better outcomes for society.



provides a platform for delegates to discuss the influence of technology on how practitioners design M&E studies, collect data, analyse information, report on and visualise data.


Investing for Impact

explores the role of M&E in impact investing and corporate social investment programmes.


Climate Change and Building Resilience

provides an opportunity to discuss how M&E helps us to assess implications of climate change on individuals, communities and organisations and through strong evidence contributes to building resilience.

M&E and Non-Profits

draws lessons from how M&E is carried out in the non-profit sector and how it enables learning, how it shapes current practice and how it is adapting to changes brought about by technology, donor demands and communities’ needs.

M&E Skills in a Changing World

examines the changing skills requirements for the M&E profession in the 21st century and discusses the evolving roles of practitioners.