• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Evidence 2020

Evidence 2020 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will take place from 14 – 18 September 2020 in Kampala, Uganda.

Why join us?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making. Individual membership, valued at 54 USD per year, is currently free .

Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making. Join our new page on LinkedIn.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

Short course: Art, Science and complexity of evidence-informed decision-making and knowledge translation

May 16, 2019

The Centre for Evidence-based Health Care, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, offers this 2 day workshop to provide researchers with a comprehensive understanding of what knowledge translation is and how to translate knowledge into accessible language and formats so that it can be effectively shared with different audiences. Workshop: 24-25 June 2019 […]

Call for Applications: The African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science and CODATA-RDA Data Schools Initiative

May 2, 2019

The African Open Science Platform School of Research Data Science, in collaboration with the CODATA-RDA Data Schools Initiative will take place on 17-28 June 2019 at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. The deadline for applications is 10 May. Learn more at http://africanopenscience.org.za.

Call for abstracts and workshops – Qualitative Evidence Symposium 2019

April 23, 2019

What can we learn across sectors and settings about using qualitative evidence to humanise decision making and inform policies for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? We invite researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders from across the world to submit abstracts and workshops for the first Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions […]