Inaugural Participatory Action Research and Evaluation Conference - Latin America and Caribbean (PAREC-LA) hosted in partnership by the CPNM

Thursday, April 21, 2022 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for this inaugural conference focused on Participatory Action Research and Evaluation. Hosted by the UCF Center for Public and Nonprofit Management in concert with partners and pioneers in Community Participatory Action Research and leaders in Program Evaluation! This Conference will be in both English and Spanish.


Working towards the Sustainable Development Goals through participatory research and evaluation empowering the Latin American and Caribbean community.

Únase a nosotros en esta conferencia inaugural enfocada en la Investigación y Evaluación de la Acción Participativa. Organizada por CPNM de UCF en colaboración con socios y pioneros en la Investigación de Acción Participativa Comunitaria y líderes en la Evaluación de Programas.


Oscar Garcia, Independent Evaluation Office Director, United Nations Development Program

Specifically, this conference will be targeting the following SDG goals:

  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all level
  • Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


  • Establish connections and networking between students, academics and practitioners from North America, Latin America and the Caribbean to promote collaborative discussion and research on participatory evaluation and empowerment issues.
  • Exchange unique participatory evaluation concepts and applications in the Latin American and Caribbean region as "promising or evidence based practices".
  • Generate and systematize knowledge and documents through the information produced at the conference.


  • Values and standards
  • Theoretical frameworks and methods
  • Applications and experiences
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Latino Faculty & Staff Association UCF Global HSI Latin American Student Association Center for Public and Nonprofit Management