Date and time: Tuesday 18th August 2020 12.00 - 1.00pm AWST |  2.00 - 3.00pm AEST
Topic: Productivity Commission’s Indigenous Evaluation Strategy
Presenter: Commissioner Romlie Mokak
Venue: Via Zoom. Details will be emailed to registrants just prior to the seminar start time
Register online by: noon on Monday 17 August. Places limited to 50 participants.

This is a free event organised by the Western Australia Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our seminar series provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators.

Seminar overview

For this seminar, it is an honour to welcome Productivity Commissioner Romlie Mokak to speak about the development of the Productivity Commission’s Indigenous Evaluation Strategy.

This Indigenous Evaluation Strategy will provide a whole-of-government framework for Australian Government agencies to use when selecting, planning, conducting and using evaluations of policies and programs affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Strategy puts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at its centre. It recognises the need to draw on the perspectives, priorities and knowledges of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people if outcomes are to be improved.

This draft Strategy was released on 3 June 2020 and the final Strategy is currently being prepared.

You can download the Draft Strategy here:

For this seminar we strongly urge you to read through the Draft Document and come prepared with questions for the Commissioner, and to discuss the content of the Strategy (and its implications for evaluation practice). After a presentation from Commissioner Romlie Mokak, seminar participants will be invited to respond and ask questions, and there will be small group break out rooms for further reflection.

Presenters background

Romlie Mokak has been Commissioner with the Productivity Commission since December 2018. Romlie is currently working on the Indigenous Evaluation Strategy project.

Romlie is a Djugun man and a member of the Yawuru people. He was the Chief Executive Officer of the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research since 2014.

Session start times
  • Perth: 12.00 noon
  • SA, NT: 1.30pm
  • Victoria, NSW, ACT, QLD, TAS: 2.00pm
  • New Zealand: 4.00pm 

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