Kenyan Members of Parliament on Thursday launched a caucus on evidence-informed oversight and decision-making (PC-EIDM), which seeks to advocate for use of evidence during oversight and decision- making among the Members of Parliament and other arms of Government. The caucus, whose membership comprises both Houses, aims to: Sensitise Members of Parliament on the importance
The first Demographic Dividend Knowledge Sharing Symposium for East and Southern Africa kicked off on 24th August 2015 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The Symposium which is co-hosted by the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD), United Nations Population Fund Kenya(UNFPA Kenya) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP).
A recent needs assessment of the status of research use in the health sector in Kenya and Malawi has identified a wide range of factors that are hindering policymakers within the Ministry of Health (MoH) and parliament from using research evidence in their work. The study identified three categories of barriers, including access barriers, institutional barriers, and individual barriers; these are discussed in a
Harnessing the potential of young people to contribute to national development The World Health Organization defines young people as between 10 and 24 years old. Out of approximately 1.1 billion people in Africa, 3 out of 10 (350 million) are young people aged 10-24 years and this population is projected to almost triple (906 million) by 2100. Africa’s youthful age structure presents challenges