Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hewlett Foundation funds AFIDEP’s new programme to increase evidence use in integrated development planning and parliamentary processes in Africa

We would like to announce an exciting new programme of work that has been funded by the Hewlett Foundation to increase the use of evidence in integrated development planning and parliamentary processes in Africa. The programme, whose implementation started in October 2015, is building on lessons from our past work to improve uptake of

Health stakeholders challenge Kenya Government to increase research funding

Health stakeholders have challenged the government to invest more funds in research and data collection so as to improve access to quality services for both national and county governments. At the 4th Annual Health Research-to-Policy Conference held in Naivasha over the weekend, stakeholders agreed that utilisation of research in the health sector is low,

Kenya’s stakeholders meet to step up the role of research in tackling health sector challenges

The Kenya Ministry of Health (MoH) together with the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will host the 4th Annual Health Research-to-Policy Conference in Naivasha from November 27-29, 2015. Other partners co-hosting the conference include the Consortium for National Health Research (CNHR) and the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). The theme

AFIDEP at the 7th African Population Conference

The Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) are hosting the 7th African Population Conference whose theme is Demographic Dividend in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges from November 30th to December 4th 2015, at Saint George Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa. Africa’s resurgence relies on how and when it harnesses

Prioritising adolescent health critical for Kenya’s development

If the increased media reports on the sexual escapades and drug and alcohol abuse by Kenyan teenagers are anything to go by, then it is evident that young people are grappling with major challenges that need to be addressed urgently. Failure to tackle these challenges could cost Kenya an entire generation. On 27th and