Reproductive Health in the East African Region: AFIDEP presenting findings on East Africa’s youth population at Kigali forum

Between 17 – 18 July 2018, the 8th East African Reproductive Health Network (EARHN) coordination meeting will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, bringing together participants from Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan. The meeting will draw technical personnel from units responsible for reproductive health in Ministries of Health, ministries or departments for

Family planning is a human right: AFIDEP joins population and development stakeholders in 2018 World Population Day celebrations

On 13 May 1968, the United Nations United Nations International Conference on Human Rights resolved in the Proclamation of Teheran: “Parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children.” This year, various stakeholders in population and development are commemorating this shift in the value

Setting the pace for evidence use in Kenya’s 12th Parliament: Kenyan Members of Parliament revive the Parliamentary Evidence Caucus

(Nairobi) On 4 July 2018, Kenyan MPs revived the Parliamentary Caucus on Evidence-Informed Oversight and Decision-Making (PC-EIDM), whose purpose is to champion, promote and enable increased use of evidence in debates and decision-making in the Kenyan Parliament. The Caucus, launched in 2015 by the previous Parliament, was institutionalised in Parliament’s Research Services (PRS) Unit

AFIDEP and PRB train doctoral researchers in effective research communication and policy engagement

Between 17-23 June 2018, AFIDEP and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) carried out a training for 11 doctoral researchers from Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, and Nigeria on effective communication of their research to policymakers. The training, which was held in Lilongwe, Malawi, covered seven modules, including the research-to-policy gap; fundamentals of the policy process;

What challenges does urbanisation in Somalia pose? AFIDEP and other regional stakeholders explore solutions at forum

The Department for International Development (DFID) Somalia has brought together researchers, government officials and various Somali stakeholders to a two-day practitioner-level discussion on urbanisation in Somalia. The forum, ‘Technical Dialogue on Urban Resilience in Somalia’, held in Nairobi, Kenya, is taking place from 26-27 June 2018. The discussions at the forum seek to get

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