At AFIDEP, we have been engaging Members of Parliament (MPs) in Africa to improve their understanding of the demographic dividend paradigm. This is important because many African countries are increasingly embracing the demographic dividend paradigm as their development framework in order to spur transformative socio-economic development. MPs therefore need a good understanding of the
On Wednesday May 3, 2017, AFIDEP’s Dr Eliya Zulu (Executive Director), Dr Rose Oronje (Director of Science Communication & Evidence Uptake), and Ms Nissily Mushani (Knowledge Translation Officer) held a briefing with Malawi’s Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Mr Henry Musa. The Minister requested for the briefing in order for him
This week, various stakeholders in the health sector convened for the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) Best Practices Forum in Arusha, Tanzania. The forum’s focus on exploring ways in which to stimulate collaboration between various stakeholders across different sectors couldn’t come at a better time. It’s been a little over a
Policymakers, health professionals, scholars and other stakeholders in development have convened for a knowledge sharing forum on best practices in the health sector in Arusha, Tanzania, hosted by the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA-HC). Ahead of the main conference, which begins on 10th April 2017, AFIDEP convened a session on 9th April
The quality of education in Kenya has been a subject of debate in recent times. These debates surround the content and approach of skills training and their relevance to the job market. Like many African countries, Kenya faces significant youth unemployment at about 35%, as well as high rates of underemployment and working poverty.
We have just concluded the implementation of the Strengthening Capacity to Use Research Evidence in Health Policy (SECURE Health) programme in the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Parliament in Kenya and Malawi (Nov 2013-Feb 2017). The programme sought to strengthen individual and institutional capacity for demand and use of evidence in decision-making. One of the