African Evidence-Informed Policy Forum
Event Date: 6 - 7 Mar 2018
Event Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the MasterCard Foundation will host an African Evidence-Informed Policy Forum.

The forum will bring together researchers, donors, policymakers, academics, and members of the private sector and in various sessions over the two days, these actors will examine the African policy landscape and make considerations on how best to meet this challenge.

AFIDEP’s Dr Eliya Zulu and Dr Rose Oronje will participate in the forum. Dr Oronje will speak in the afternoon of the Tuesday session: “Experiences of building strategic partnerships to promote evidence-informed policymaking in the African context”. This session is aimed at exploring how collaboration has contributed to strengthening evidence-informed policy, and at discussing the factors that made these partnerships successful. Dr Zulu will speak on Wednesday morning during the session: “How to incentivize actors in the Evidence-Informed Policy ecosystem to better work together to achieve impact”. The objective of this session is to identify the incentives that support collaboration to generate, share and use evidence to inform policy and practice.