Monthly Archives: February 2017

AFIDEP participates at regional meeting on Agenda 2030 on sustainable development and sexual and reproductive health and rights

In 2015, the UN general assembly adopted the resolution on the 2030 agenda on sustainable development. The agenda represents a historic and unprecedented commitment to a set of comprehensive development goals and targets – the SDG’s. The agenda is now into its second year of implementation and it is increasingly establishing itself as the

AFIDEP and partners share practical lessons and tools as programme on strengthening capacity for increased evidence use in decision-making comes to a close

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health and Parliament has, over the last three years, implemented the Strengthening Capacity to Use Research Evidence in Health Policy (SECURE Health) programme. The programme was set up in early 2014 to optimise individual and institutional capacity in accessing and

Strengthening capacity for increased evidence use in decision-making: Sharing practical lessons and tools in Kenya

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will be holding a half-day meeting – on February 22, 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting will deliberate lessons as well as share tools emerging from AFIDEP’s work on strengthening capacity for increased evidence use in decision-making The meeting will mark the end of the

AFIDEP to attend Young Africa Works 2017 Summit

On 16th and 17th February 2017, AFIDEP’s Dr. Bernard Onyango shall be attending the second annual Young Africa Works Summit hosted by The MasterCard Foundation in Kigali, Rwanda. This invite-only event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from non-governmental organisations, government, funders and the private sector, committed to developing sustainable youth employment

Celebrating girls and women in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity for all to take a stand for girls and women in science. Girls continue to face stereotypes and social and cultural restrictions, limiting access to education and funding for research, preventing them from scientific careers and reaching their full potential. Women remain

The impact of harmful traditional practices on adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Kenya: What’s the way out?

Harmful traditional practices exist world over. For whatever reason a society may justify its application of a practice, the bottom line often is that these practices legitimise and perpetuate various forms of violence against women, denying them the opportunity to achieve their full potential as productive members of society. From female genital mutilation, the