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October 2022
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Abitbol, PhD as President and Chief Executive Officer of Universalia, effective October 1st, 2022. Eric is a passionate evaluation practitioner, theorist and innovator, working at the intersection of environmental governance,...
September 2022
Universalia is proud to share that ten of our team members participated in the Montreal Beneva Marathon last weekend, exceeding our fundraising goal and raising $605 for the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal. Thank you to everyone who supported this initiative in various ways! Today, on the...
September 2022
Universalia is delighted to welcome Dr. Amanda Woomer as our most recent addition to the firm. In June, Amanda joined our Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation (EnSeCT) Practice as an Intermediate Consultant under the leadership of Dr. Eric Abitbol. With her extensive experienc...
July 2022
It is with great pleasure that Universalia is announcing the addition of Ms. Lynne Leduc as our newest shareholder! Serving as our Director of Finance and Administration, Lynne is a keystone member of the leadership team. Having been with Universalia for over 20 years, Lynne is also our longest...
June 2022
The approach paper for the Independent Evaluation of the Relevance and Effectiveness of the GCF’s investments in the African States is now available. Congratulations to the authors: Eric Abitbol, Anastasia Aladysheva, Janice Astbury, Philip Cox, Dr. Ansgar Eussner, Daisuke Horik...
June 2022
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) awarded the third Universalia Charles Lusthaus Scholarship to Sarah Souza, a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. This initiative continues to celebrate Charle...
May 2022
Universalia’s Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation Practice extends its congratulations to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) for its publication of the Seventh Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF: Working Toward a Greener Global Recover...
April 2022
Happy Earth Day to everyone! Universalia remains committed to limiting the impact of its activities on the environment through our Carbon Offset Partnership Programme. Since 2018, Universalia has offset a total of more than 200 tonnes of CO2 for flights that were taken as part of 25 projects.
As wo...
March 2022
We would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day 2022!  
To commemorate International Women’s Day, Universalia’s Nancy DeGraff, Senior Consultant at our Gender Equality and Inclusion (GE&I) Practice, facilitated a roundtable on feminism and intersecti...
March 2022
Universalia has recently completed WFP’s Thematic Evaluation of Cooperating Partnerships in the Eastern Africa Region (2016-2020)! This decentralized evaluation was commissioned by the WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa in Nairobi (RBN) and focuses on its partnerships with international an...

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