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Mark Planigale

Lirata Ltd
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I am the CEO and evaluation practice lead for Lirata Ltd (www.lirata.com) - an independent non-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne. We work to advance social justice by strengthening the enablers and reducing the barriers to positive social change.

We partner widely with service providers, funders, policy-makers and advocacy organisations around Australia. We provide expert evaluation and consultancy services and collaborate on capacity building projects. We seek to foster effective policy and service delivery, sustainable organisations, and ethical approaches.

We are currently working on the evaluation of The Geelong Project, a collective impact early intervention project for young people at risk; the RMLA Girls Academy Program, which supports young Indigenous women in schools across much of Australia; the Stretch2Engage Framework which is building the capacity of mental health and AOD services to engage people with lived experience in the design and redesign of those services; and many other programs and initiatives. We undertake a lot of evaluation capacity building work with organisations large and small.

I would love to have a yarn with you about how evaluation can strengthen social justice; how Indigenous and non-Indigenous evaluators can work better together and support each other; how we can enable small, low-resourced organisations to engage in more evaluation; how evaluation can be used better in advocacy and social change campaigns; how evaluation can be more culturally relevant in diverse communities; and so much more!