Monthly Archives: June 2017

AFIDEP participating at the 29th African Union Summit

The 29th African Union (AU) Summit is currently underway at the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with several high level sessions taking place between 27 June and 4 July 2017. This year’s theme is Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth. AFIDEP is participating at the 4th African Union High Level

Strengthening capacity for evidence use to reduce maternal deaths in Kenya: Experience from six counties with the most maternal deaths

Strengthening capacity for evidence use to reduce maternal deaths in Kenya: Experience from six counties with the most maternal deaths

“With this training, we will be able to do better analysis of our data and see where resources are needed…” – Dr. Dahir Somow, Director of Health, Wajir County, Kenya On June 14-16, 2017, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in collaboration with the UNFPA (Kenya Country Office) conducted a 3-day training workshop for

Malawi Parliament holds first Population and Development Dialogue

The Parliament of Malawi will, on 21 June 2017, hold its first dialogue on population and development under the recently launched Parliamentary Caucus on Population and Development. The theme of this inaugural dialogue will be: ‘Optimising linkages between population change and the environment to achieve sustainable development in Malawi’. Malawi’s Minister of Lands, Housing

The fight against high maternal and child deaths: AFIDEP moves to improve evidence use in six Kenyan counties with highest rates

One of AFIDEP’s broad areas of focus is to sustain evidence-informed decision-making training policymakers to translate and use research and related forms of evidence to inform policy, programme and funding decisions. As part of this work, AFIDEP shall host a capacity building workshop aimed at enhancing the technical skills of county reproductive health managers

Key ingredients for harnessing the demographic dividend in Africa

Interest has peaked among African leaders and development partners on how the continent can transform its rapidly growing population into a transformative force for sustainable development. This is reflected in the many commitments, conversations and efforts on the continent to harness the demographic dividend. These efforts have culminated in the designation of “Harnessing the

Investing in Africa’s Youth to harness a demographic dividend: AFIDEP to co-host lab debate at European Development Days 2017

Development experts, policymakers, researchers, members of the civil society, private sector and other stakeholders in development are convening in Brussels, Belgium from 7th to 8th June 2017 for this year’s European Development Days (EDD). Organised by the European Commission, EDD brings the development community together each year to share ideas and experiences in ways