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.
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
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
The 14th of February 2017 was the perfect Valentine’s day for girls in Malawi. The country made a historic amendment to the Constitution to fully outlaw child marriage following a year-long campaign by youth groups and various civil society organisations. The amendment to fully outlaw child marriage in Malawi was voted through by the country’s
The negative effect of harmful traditional practices on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls and women is well documented. In Kenya, such practices include: early marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sexual and gender-based violence. While there has been a reduction in the incidence of these practices, they are still widely
The formation of a consortium is one of the forms of collaboration critical to developing strong teams, implementing and delivering programme objectives. By bringing together organisations with different experiences and knowledge through a consortium, parties share and exchange different strengths that are beneficial in delivering as one. The success of AFIDEP’s Strengthening Capacity to