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Nan Wehipeihana honoured in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia

Kinnect Group member Nan Wehipeihana, Director of Weaving Insights, recently provided her evaluator perspective as a Fellow of the Australian Evaluation Society to Anthea Rutter.

 “Members who have made a long-term and wide-ranging contribution to the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) and the field of evaluation are recognised through a special category of membership called ‘Fellow of the AES’.

 Nan was made a Fellow in 2021. She has been in the evaluation profession since the late 1980s. For more than 20 years Nan has run an independent evaluation company in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Nan builds evaluation teams on a project-by-project basis. She brings together evaluators with a broad mix of skills and experience tailored to meet the evaluation, government, community or tribal context. Nan comes to evaluation with business, retail management, market research and social policy experience. She decided to set up an evaluation company because of the highly variable quality of evaluations she was managing and because she wanted to make a difference for Māori. Nan has been a member of the AES since the late 80s. As well as being co-opted onto the AES Board she was part of the Wellington Chapter and has been involved in the Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association conferences and running workshops for the AES.”  (Rutter, 2023).

To read the full article click here.

 Nans main areas of interest described in the article are: Indigenous evaluation (Wehipeihana, 2013) and Kaupapa Māori evaluation (Cram et al., 2015), developmental evaluation (Patton et al., 2015), evaluative rubrics (King et al., 2013) and developing culturally grounded evaluation frameworks (McKegg et al., 2012).

 To enquire more about Weaving Insights’ work contact Nan.