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Blue Marble Evaluation Webinar

  • Saint Paul, MN USA (map)

Join us for the third in our latest series of webinars on Blue Marble Evaluation with Michael Quinn Patton, Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Glenn G. Page, SustainaMetrix.

The Blue Marble refers to the view of Earth from space with no human-imposed boundaries. Blue Marble Evaluation watches for and interprets the implications of change efforts that are interconnected in the global system. Global Systems Change Evaluation includes attention to and analysis of the interconnection of top-down globalization processes and bottom-up processes that incorporate local knowledge and indigenous wisdom.

Global challenges like climate change, global economic interdependence, and the global food system operate beyond national borders. Global systems change initiatives are intervening from the perspective of a complex, dynamic, and interconnected world system. Blue Marble evaluation is needed to assess the effectiveness of global systems change initiatives.

This webinar will provide an overview of Blue Marble Evaluation principles and an in-depth example.

To join the webinar at 14:00 GMT on January 18th, please click here.

The webinar is supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota.