Monthly Archives: March 2016

AFIDEP to share latest research at Population Association of America 2016 Meeting

Researchers from the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will share recent research findings on adolescent, maternal health and related issues during the Population Association of America (PAA) 2016 Annual Meeting scheduled to take place between 28 March and 2 April 2016, in Washington DC. On 31 March 2016, AFIDEP’s Dr. Abiba Longwe-Ngwira will

It will no longer be business as usual to increase contraceptive use in Kenya

Kenya’s rapid population growth is well acknowledged as a threat to development efforts. This is the reason why government efforts through the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) have, over the years, focused on increasing use of contraception among married women and men to reduce chances of having more children than couples are

Focus on technical training in higher education timely

I recently participated in an uplifting event on how to transform higher education so that those who emerge from the experience will contribute to Kenya’s demographic dividend. Readers of this column will have read my recent article on this optimistic scenario, in which young Kenyans will have developed the appropriate skills and attitudes to

AFIDEP responds to county demand for training on evidence use

We have, this week, started responding to the huge demand for our ground-breaking training programme on use of research evidence in decision-making by county governments in Kenya. We are conducting a 5-day training workshop for senior health officials from Kajiado and Nairobi counties in Kenya on finding, interpreting and applying research evidence in decision-making.

Kenyan policymakers appreciate value of evidence in development

Through fascinating accounts of struggles and triumphs, AFIDEP’s five-year journey was narrated at a colorful dinner held on 7th March 2016 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi. Guests at the dinner included government representatives, development partners, UN agencies, civil society, the media and AFIDEP’s Board members and staff. The story of how AFIDEP was born in