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ICCE TIG Week: Welcome to the International and Cross-Cultural (ICCE) TIG Week with Hanife Cakici, Xiaoxia Newton and Veronica Olazabal

This is Hanife Cakici, Xiaoxia Newton and Veronica Olazabal, co-chairs of the ICCE Topical Interest Group (TIG) happy to introduce this week’s AEA365 focus on international and cross-cultural evaluation.

Fun Fact:  International members represent over 60 countries and close to 20 percent of all AEA members. Learn more here.

As you likely know from our AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluators, AEA aspires to foster an inclusive, diverse, and international community of practice. As one of the largest AEA TIGs, ICCE members add to the diversity of our AEA community by contributing both breadth and depth of expertise across thematic specializations and global cultural contexts. This week’s focus is a micro-view into the universe of international and cross-cultural evaluation ranging from strategies on how to evaluate international research to the importance of increasing our bench strength around post-project impact evaluation.

Before jumping into the week, we thought it useful to resurface the many connections, resources and points of leverage AEA has across the international evaluation space. Aside from the ICCE TIG, AEA has several fora for connecting to the international evaluation community,  with some listed below.

Rad Resources:

  • Are you interested in getting involved? Know that all these roles are voluntary and the best way to get involved is by reaching out to us and letting us know you are interested!
  • Planning to attend the AEA conference in November and traveling internationally? Remember to start your Visa process early. Also, please see here for a special note for International travelers you should be aware of.
  • Interested in learning more about EvalPartners and their affiliates? Please go here.
  • Want to become more involved with the ICCE TIG? You can update your TIG selections here, in addition, please see here for the ICCE TIG website.

The American Evaluation Association is celebrating International and Cross-Cultural (ICCE) TIG Week with our colleagues in the International and Cross-Cultural Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from our ICCE TIG members. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365@eval.org. aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.


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