An initiative to engage African scholars in the diaspora in order to facilitate their contribution towards the growth of tertiary education in the continent has been set in motion. Spearheaded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Programme aims to engage African academic diaspora to contribute towards developing tertiary
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
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
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
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.
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