The KfW (Kreditanstalt Für Wiederaufbau) German Development Bank is bringing together various stakeholders for a discussion on how growing populations affect the realisation of global sustainable development goals. The lunch-event tagged ‘Africa’s Demographic challenge‘ takes place on 5 November 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The event will kick off with a gallery walk to actively
Members of Parliament (MPs) who serve on parliamentary committees of health from 22 countries across Africa, and other stakeholders in family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) on the continent convened in Munyonyo, Uganda between 30-31 October 2019 for the 11th Network of African Parliamentary Committees of Health (NEAPACOH) meeting. The
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
AFIDEP is pleased to announce and welcome a new member to its Board of Directors! Sarai Chisala-Tempelhoff is a human rights and social justice lawyer and legal researcher. She is a Senior Legal Researcher & Founder of the Gender and Justice Unit, a social justice and gender equality initiative that hones in on legal