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Researchers speak on their plans to champion evidence-use by governments
30 April 2020

Early this year, AFIDEP and the African Academy of Science (AAS) convened a five-day training workshop on research communication and policy engagement. The workshop brought together 23 researchers from East and West Africa to build their capacity on effective research communication and policy engagement strategies. The workshop was a key activity of the Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) project, that aims to empower AAS affiliate researchers to proactively engage governments in policy processes.

AFIDEP caught up with some of the participants to seek their views about the workshop and how the experience and new knowledge will enhance their work.

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Dr Eleni Abraham Yitbarek – Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Dr Olushina Olawale Awe – Assistant Professor, Anchor University (Lagos, Nigeria)

Dr Alix Frank Rodrigue Idohou – Lecturer, National University of Agriculture (Benin)

Dr Eucharia Oluchi Nwaichi – Senior Lecturer, University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)

Dr Adeniyi Fagbamigbe Francis – Researcher and Lecturer, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Dr Faith Philemon Mabiki – Senior Lecturer, Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)

Dr Dominic Omosa Ochwang’i – Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Nairobi (Kenya)

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