On April 25, BEIS and CECAN held a workshop bringing together members of the CECAN team with analysis and policy leads in BEIS, responsible for the £505million Energy Innovation Programme (EIP).
Brian Castellani, CECAN Fellow, recently ran a workshop at Warwick University along with Pete Barbrook-Johnson. They met with Tim Sunderland of Natural England and what Brian describes as a group of great people from DEFRA and Natural England!
CECAN Fellow Joanna Boehnert has recently published a poster associated with her funded fellowship project entitled, “The Visual Representation of Complexity.”
CECAN recently ran a systems mapping workshop at BEIS with a range of stakeholders from industry and government, looking at biogas and biomethane production and usage, as part of our case study on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Summary Report – CECAN International Symposium on Complexity Approaches to Evaluate Global Nexus Policy Challenges
On the 9th and 10th November 2017 CECAN proudly hosted a two-day International Symposium at Barnett Hill in Surrey, UK.
Late last year, a new CECAN syllabus was put together, as a training module for policy analysts and evaluators.The syllabus outlines 10, two hour sessions, which can be incorporated into a broader post graduate programme.
A new e-book on DPS, written by Phil Haynes of University of Brighton, has been published and is downloadable.
We were delighted to welcome Wendy Olsen to give a CECAN seminar last week ‘Mixed Methods Evaluation, using QCA and NVIVO’.
We were thrilled to welcome Zenda Ofir to give a CECAN seminar in February ‘How evaluation in the SDG era can mislead, and what to do about it.’
The concept of the Water-Energy-Food nexus has been in vogue since being identified as part of the ‘perfect storm’ of drivers on society by the UN in 2011.
CECAN has published a new paper, ‘Computational Modelling of Public Policy: Reflections on Practice.’
CECAN was represented at the recent Social Innovation Conference in Lisbon, by Professor Liz Varga of Cranfield University.
The University of Surrey has been awarded a three year RCUK Innovation Fellowship by ESRC.
This month CECAN proudly hosted an International Symposium on complexity approaches to evaluate global nexus policy challenges, at Barnett Hill Hotel in Surrey.
We were delighted to run a successful policy evaluation workshop last week with policy teams and analysts working on energy security and the wider energy ‘trilemma’ (decarbonisation, prices, and security), at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
September saw a successful collaboration between CECAN and Brighton University, who hosted a Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS) summer school.
We’d like to extend our thanks to Professor Saville Kushner who gave an excellent talk on behalf of CECAN at the Food Standards Agency on 9th October.
We’d like to extend our thanks to Professor David Hunter who gave an excellent talk at BEIS on 12th September.
Defra are currently developing an evaluation framework to guide their evaluation of the overall Bovine TB Strategy.
CECAN team members have been providing expert input in the current evaluation work being conducted by BEIS and contractors on the Contracts for Difference policy.
CECAN team members have been providing expert advice and guidance to members of the Environment Agency’s Evidence, Assessment and Evaluation team
On 19th July CECAN held the first of two joint and linked workshops with DEFRA.
CECAN PhD Researcher, Anna Kaxira, from the Policy Studies Institute at the University of Westminster, recently attend the CIED Summer School.
CECAN partner Professor Liz Varga of Cranfield University, recently attended the M2D 2017 Annual Conference on Decision Making Under Uncertainty.
We are pleased to introduce a new member of the CECAN team. Joanna Boehnert joins us as a CECAN Fellow.
CECAN hosted a seminar at BEIS on 11th July, with Helen Wilkinson of Risk Solutions and Harry Walton.
CECAN Seminar: Learning Lessons from Practical Policy Evaluation: Reflecting on a Meta-Evaluation of UK/EU Policy and Practice Evaluations Across the Nexus
CECAN recently held a seminar with Clare Twigger-Ross and Owen White from Collingwood Environmental Planning.
CECAN exhibited at the UKES Conference on 10th-11th May with the primary goal of making strong connections in the evaluation community.
CECAN hosted a seminar on Theory of Change and how best to design one, at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 16th May.
CECAN would like to extend thanks to Jan Kwakkel who took time out of his busy schedule to deliver a seminar to a large group of civil servants working in nexus policy areas.