The media plays an invaluable role in promoting good governance and driving development in Africa. By covering stories, events and investigating issues that directly or indirectly affect the everyday lives of ordinary people, the media creates public awareness, influences behaviour, shapes public policy and opinion, and acts as a watchdog. AFIDEP appreciates the media’s
On 11 July 2019, AFIDEP joined stakeholders in population to commemorate World Population Day 2019 in Kisayani High School in Kibwezi town, Makueni County. The commemoration was led by the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) – the host of the event and the focal government agency on matters relating to population and
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is pleased to share with you the 2018 Annual report: Evidence Drives Policy Decisions and Action. Read how in 2018, evidence on demographic dividend (DD) informed programme priorities for Africa among development partners, and how various African governments moved from awareness to integration of DD in their
AFIDEP is supporting the Parliament of Malawi to address the issues that undermine its performance. As part of this work, we are working with parliament and the media in Malawi to improve the quality of media coverage of parliamentary affairs. Specifically, this work is focused on improving the relations between parliament and the media to enable sustained exchange and sharing of information, and to develop the capacity of parliamentary reporters to ensure an improved understanding of Parliament, its language, procedures and traditions, and its central role in tackling poverty by enabling good governance.
In a context where development challenges remain intractable amid limited resources, the role of robust evidence in informing development decisions cannot be overemphasised. But, evidence often fails to play this role because of many reasons. One of these reasons is the current weak institutional capacity that undermines ease of access to evidence, as well
To address this lack of awareness and under-prioritisation of sepsis, Dr Paul Kawale, a public health social scientist and Knowledge Translation Scientist at the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), was interviewed by journalist Meclina Chirwa in a live broadcast on Timveni Radio in Malawi. Dr Kawale is project manager on the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS). The interview was designed to spark dialogue on sepsis in an effort to bring greater awareness to the issue.