The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with support from various government and non-government organisations are co-convening a policy dialogue on teenage pregnancy and youth sexual and reproductive health in Kenya on 16 May 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of the policy dialogue is to bring
NAIROBI, KENYA – The African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) and the African Academy for Sciences (AAS) are launching a two-year programme to promote the systematic use of evidence in policymaking in Africa. The Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) programme will enhance the evidence-gathering and analysis skills of researchers from across the continent and
Through the Malawi Parliament Enhancement Project(MPEP), the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) has been supporting the Parliament of Malawi to finalize a report on the motion to have Malawi parliament operate independently in its oversight role. The motion was first moved by Honorable Boniface Kadzamira in 2015 and finally presented and adopted by the House on 13thDecember 2018.
Last June, AFIDEP joined a meeting in London convened by the Wellcome Trust for its grantees to brainstorm on the Trust’s new policy engagement programme. Although the Trust is a major funder of health research, it has not put much focus or investments in policy engagement efforts to facilitate research uptake by policymakers. However,
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme are hosting the second annual workshop to support the use of research in informing health policy and practice in low and middle-income countries. Taking place between 25-27 February 2019 at the Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe, Malawi,
AFIDEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu, will be taking part in a workshop being held between 29 – 31 January entitled Nursing Education in Uganda: Governing a Shared Vision. The workshop – jointly organised by the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS) and the University of Michigan – brings together stakeholders, such as nurse practitioners,