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

Strengthening capacity for evidence use in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health at the county level in Kenya

AFIDEP and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Kenya are running a workshop from 25-27 June 2018 in Machakos County, to improve the knowledge and skills of county staff to use the national reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) scorecard. The scorecard which was developed by the Ministry of Health in 2014

Youth demographics in East Africa: Release of findings an urgent call to action for governments and development partners in the region

On 20 June 2018, the African Institute for Development Policy, together with the University of Southampton (UK), the East African Research Fund (EARF), and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), led other stakeholders working in health, population and development in launching the findings of a study that examined the changing demographics of

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