Mine Pabari is a Kenyan with over 20 years’ experience in the natural resource management and sustainable development as an evaluator as well as programme manager and implementer. Mine has been responsible for monitoring and evaluation processes across large-scale regional initiatives covering multiple countries in eastern and southern Africa. As an independent consultant, she provided technical advisory services carrying out external evaluations, facilitating self-appraisals and internal evaluations as well as training and supporting the development and implementation of monitoring and learning systems. Mine worked with local communities and social movements, as well with governments, non-governmental and international organisations at policy level. She recently became involved in evidence use and had the privilege to work on a book project as co-editor of the book, ‘Using Evidence in Policy and Practice: Lessons from Africa’ (2020). Mine is passionate about building spaces for evaluative thinking and reflection for individuals to engage meaningfully and thoughtfully in shaping their worlds and the decisions that influence our worlds.