The Networks for Policy Engagement workshop, co-hosted by AFIDEP and the Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Centre (MLW), marked an exciting two days of sharing passion for, lessons on, and commitment to the field of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM). Taking place in Lilongwe, Malawi 25-27 February, the workshop brought together a dynamic, multidisciplinary group of research and policy experts from across Africa and Asia. Strategically, the workshop also served to inform Wellcome Trust, an emerging EIDM donor, of how they can address challenges and fill existing gaps in the EIDM field.
Here are senior research and policy analysis staff speaking about the important points raised at the workshop
Prof. Nyovani Madise on the importance of researchers to get embedded in the policy engagement scene.
Dr. Eliya Zulu talks about the importance of forums such as the ‘Networks for Policy Engagement’ workshop by the Malawi Wellcome Trust and AFIDEP.