The YEEs program is an initiative implemented by the Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) where a group of young and emerging evaluators will work together to achieve their career purposes and objectives in evaluations. It operates as a network for the young and emerging evaluators under the sponsorship/ support of UEA and other partners. Interested members will be considered as members, with ability to activate their core group membership at any stage with UEA.
Partnership members may be members who may or may not be active but are involved in specifically as representatives of organizations and networks with a primary view to sharing of information rather than engaging directly in activities.
- Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs) will be individuals who are members of UEA and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Evaluators who have less than 5 years of professional experience, or
- Recent university graduates (5 years or less post-graduation) who are interested in joining the evaluation profession, or
- Development professionals who have relevant technical knowledge and, within the past 5 years or less, have expressed an interest in becoming professional evaluators.
One of the approaches to popularizing the YEEs program is through establishment of University Chapters. University Chapters under this program are composed of M&E active students and those that completed but are either wish to continue participating through the University and qualify as Young and Emerging Evaluators. With guidance from UEA, chapters conduct capacity building activities aligned to the strategic plan and work plan of the UEA. Currently two chapters are operations, that is, UMU Chapter and UMI Mbale Chapter. Details to these can be found under the university chapters section.