Monthly Archives: February 2019

Strengthening Malawi Parliament Committees: Performance evaluation with Committee Chairs

At the heart of effective Parliament work is the impact that comes from the contributions of Parliamentary Committees. In carrying out its legislative, representative and oversight functions, the Malawi Parliament has 19 committees comprising of elected Members of Parliament (MPs) from different political parties. These committees are appointed in order to respond to, consider,

Collaboration among policymakers and researchers underpins evidence use

The gap between policymakers and researchers has been acknowledged as a major reason for the limited use of research in policy decisions. In order to bridge this gap, it is critical that individual networks and institutions are strengthened to enhance mechanisms for promoting collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders who can influence the

Early career health researchers trained on how to influence policy

From 15 to 19 October, 2018, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) held a 5-day training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) on policy engagement and evidence uptake for the benefit of country coordinators and research fellows working under the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control(PIIVeC) programme, in addition

Networks for policy engagement: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome and AFIDEP to host policy engagement workshop

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme are hosting the second annual workshop to support the use of research in informing health policy and practice in low and middle-income countries. Taking place between 25-27 February 2019 at the Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi,