Kenyan policymakers appreciate value of evidence in development

Through fascinating accounts of struggles and triumphs, AFIDEP’s five-year journey was narrated at a colorful dinner held on 7th March 2016 at Serena Hotel, Nairobi. Guests at the dinner included government representatives, development partners, UN agencies, civil society, the media and AFIDEP’s Board members and staff. The story of how AFIDEP was born in

USIU ‘leads’ in addressing joblessness

Experts in the education sector have called for a shift in policy if Kenya is to address the problem of unemployable graduates. During a science café hosted by the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the United States International University – Africa (USIU-A), in Nairobi, the experts noted that participants called for a

Experts vow to tackle problem of unemployable graduates

A unique panel discussion this week provided refreshing strategies from experts in education, civil society, the private sector for bringing about the shift in policy needed to address the problem of unemployable graduates from Kenya’s tertiary institutions. At the centre of these discussions, which were held in the format of Science Policy Café at

We are celebrating 5 years of making evidence matter in Africa’s development!

We are thrilled, and at the same time humbled, to be marking five years of making evidence matter in development efforts in Africa. Established in 2010, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is an African-led, regional non-profit policy think-tank established in 2010 to help bridge the gap between research, policy and practice in

Science-Policy Café: Education reforms needed to unlock the power of youth in transforming Kenya’s economy

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the United States International University Africa (USIU) will host a Science-Policy Café to discuss the challenges and opportunities for youth development and education reforms in Kenya. The Café will take place on Monday March 7, 2016 at Intercontinental Hotel from 7.00am-10.30am. The Café, dubbed: ‘Unlocking the

Reminder: Scholarships for online course on using knowledge in policy making in Africa

There is an emerging trend to incorporate knowledge in policymaking and implementation. However, there are several challenges implied as well as ways to use research.  The complexity of policymaking, with many players intervening in the process with their interests and resources, implies that the interaction between the available knowledge and its potential creators and

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