For decades, the mass media has shaped the world’s view of what is important in our daily lives—our social and political realities—through its ability to influence information and how it is presented. As such, the media has been and still is a powerful tool in shaping our perceptions of what matters in our world today.
Today, African leaders agree that Africa has a great opportunity to reap economic benefits from strategic investments made to the continent’s current large youthful population. In the 2013 Sixth Joint African Union Commission (AUC) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Annual Conference of the African Ministers of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development,
The conventional narrative of high fertility and high child dependency in Africa is one that does not apply to Botswana. Due to a transition to smaller family sizes over the last few decades, Botswana’s age structure has shifted and today, close to two-thirds of the population is between the working ages of 15-64 years
The demographic dividend paradigm has taken African policymakers by storm, with many government leaders eager to harness the opportunity presented by their countries’ youthful populations to increase economic growth and employment. The Demographic Dividend (DD) is the economic benefit that arises following a significant increase in the ratio of the working-age population relative to
This is the third in a series of three blogs discussing the Knowledge Translation Platforms (KTPs) in general, and the Kenya Health KTP in particular. The first blog analyses the model adopted by the Kenya Health KTP in the context of the evidence-base on KTPs. The second blog highlights lessons from existing KTPs in
This is the second of a series of three blogs discussing the Kenya Health Knowledge Translation Platform (KTP). The first blog analyses the model adopted by the Kenya Health KTP in the context of the evidence-base on KTPs. The final blog in the series highlights how the Kenya Health KTP builds on recent efforts