Members of Parliament (MPs) who serve on parliamentary health committees across various parliaments in Africa, and other stakeholders engaged in health are convening in Munyonyo, Uganda from 13-14 December 2017 for the 2017 Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) meeting. The focus of this year’s meet is built around reproductive health (RH)
AFIDEP is hosting a workshop to build the capacity of Parliaments in Africa to use evidence in decision-making from 11-12 December in Munyonyo, Uganda. The workshop aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of parliament staff in evidence-informed decision-making. Specifically, the workshop seeks to increase parliaments’ staff appreciation of the context of evidence use in
On 15 November 2017, AFIDEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu will participate at the Conference on African Cities at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, Italy. Dr. Zulu will be a discussant at the panel titled: Social and environmental sustainability – Cities as a driver of sustainability. The conference, whose theme is
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are hosting a policy dialogue on youth, violence and development.The objective of the dialogue is to develop and strengthen a research agenda which seeks to encourage collaborative work as well as inform evidence-driven policies that address the challenges facing young people in Africa.
The 28th International Population Conference (IPC) of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) officially kicked off in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday, 29 October 2017, and will go on until Friday, 4 November 2017. The conference is held every four years, and this marks the first time it’s being
Tamanda Chimombo was 12 years old when her uncle married her off against her will. Fortunately for Tamanda, with family and community support, she was able to escape the marriage and return to school. Now she is pursuing her bachelors’ degree at St. John the Baptist University. Tamanda has a message for young girls