Monthly Archives: March 2017

Transferable skills a key to driving the employability of Kenyan graduates

The quality of education in Kenya has been a subject of debate in recent times. These debates surround the content and approach of skills training and their relevance to the job market. Like many African countries, Kenya faces significant youth unemployment at about 35%, as well as high rates of underemployment and working poverty.

AFIDEP at the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

Globally, development experts, governments and other stakeholders are continuing with conversations on how to drive efforts towards achievement of the 2030 agenda on sustainable development. On 3rd April 2017, AFIDEP’s Executive Director Dr. Eliya Zulu shall be a keynote speaker at the opening of the 50th session of the United Nations Commission on Population

Institutions matter in nurturing an evidence use culture, but it is individuals who make the institutions matter

We have just concluded the implementation of the Strengthening Capacity to Use Research Evidence in Health Policy (SECURE Health) programme in the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Parliament in Kenya and Malawi (Nov 2013-Feb 2017). The programme sought to strengthen individual and institutional capacity for demand and use of evidence in decision-making. One of the

Challenges with evidence use in Kenya’s legislative spaces

Kenya’s Senate and County Assemblies hosted the 2nd Legislative Summit from 20th to 23rd March 2017. I had an opportunity to speak at this forum as part of a panel themed “Evidence-Based Law-Making in the Legislature: Challenges and Opportunities for Effective and Efficient Law Making Processes.” Other panelists included Dr. Johnson Okello, Acting Director at

Kenya 2017 Legislative Summit to deliberate evidence-informed decision-making

Development experts and policymakers from the Kenya Parliament and Senate, are set to deliberate the role of evidence in law making in the Kenya Legislature at the ongoing 2nd Annual Legislative Summit. Specifically, the policymakers shall discuss the challenges and opportunities for strengthening effective and efficient law making processes. Participating in this panel discussion

AFIDEP to lead demographic dividend modelling workshop in Rwanda

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Rwanda, shall be conducting a demographic dividend modelling workshop in Rwanda from 20th to 23rd March 2017. The workshop, which shall be held at the Faraja Hotel in Musanze, Rwanda, seeks to review demographic and economic opportunities that