The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) facilitated the event with Prof. Nyovani Madise, AFIDEP Director of Research and Development Policy and Head of the Malawi office, presenting on the ‘Status of ICPD Programme of Action in Malawi’. She noted that though the country had done well in the adoption of contraceptive use, with 58% of Malawian women using modern methods of contraception in 2016 up from 7% in 1992, there is still room for improvement as only 32% of unmarried adolescents aged 15-19 years were using modern methods of contraception in 2016 up from 17% in 2000.
AFIDEP is attending the What Works Global Summit 2019 (WWGS 2019), an event that brings together policymakers, practitioners, knowledge brokers and researchers from the global evidence community all over the world. The summit will run from 16-18 October 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Dr. Bernard Onyango, a Senior Knowledge Translation Scientist whose role at
Between 10-12 October 2019, AFIDEP and partners will hold an inception meeting to develop a work plan for a new initiative aimed at strengthening institutional capacity for evidence use in the Ministries of Health in Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. The Heightening Institutional Capacity for Government Use of Health Research (HIGH-Res) project brings together a
October 5th, is World Teachers Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the work that teachers play in everyday life in building societies. The theme for this year is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” In Africa, and particularly in Malawi, the theme’s message could not be more poignant. The continent is at a crossroads, and decisions governments make today about the role of teachers in shaping the minds of young Africans will have long-lasting impacts.