October 5th, is World Teachers Day, celebrated around the world to highlight the work that teachers play in everyday life in building societies. The theme for this year is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” In Africa, and particularly in Malawi, the theme’s message could not be more poignant. The continent is at a crossroads, and decisions governments make today about the role of teachers in shaping the minds of young Africans will have long-lasting impacts.
In Kenya, almost 1 in every 5 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are reported to be pregnant or have had a child already. This will no doubt be an important issue of focus for world leaders convening at the 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) to be held 12-14 November 2019 in Nairobi. To put a
From 14th – 16th June 2019, experts converged in Dar es Salaam under the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis (ARCS) initiative to discuss sepsis in Malawi, Gabon and Uganda and the need to highlight sepsis as a policy issue. The meeting saw experts identify three inter-related problems confronting sepsis in these countries.
AFIDEP’s Senior Knowledge Translation Scientist, Dr. Bernard Onyango represented AFIDEP at a dialogue that is among the various events being held in the lead-up to the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit. The dialogue, titled, “What’s Changed in Middle-Income Countries in Southern Africa?” took place on 11 September 2019 in Namibia, where the First Lady of the
On 4 September 2019, AFIDEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu will be the keynote speaker at the 16th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development in Tunis, Tunisia. His keynote speech will be on “South-South Cooperation for Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Achieving the ICPD Programme of Action (POA) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is pleased to share with you the 2018 Annual report: Evidence Drives Policy Decisions and Action. Read how in 2018, evidence on demographic dividend (DD) informed programme priorities for Africa among development partners, and how various African governments moved from awareness to integration of DD in their