African networks partnering for evidence event in Harare in February 2016

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) is engaging with local networks (the Policy Action Network within the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, the Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network in Zimbabwe, and the Centre for Social Research in Malawi) in 2016 through roadshows to strengthen evidence-informed decision-making in Southern Africa.

On 5 February 2016, the AEN will be co-hosting its first roadshow in Zimbabwe with the Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Network (ZeipNET). ZeipNET has organised a panel discussion which will focus on the national evidence infrastructure in Zimbabwe which seeks to strengthen the institutional landscape to support evidence-informed policy-making.

The discussion will centre on the challenges and opportunities for building evidence use in the institutional landscape of Zimbabwe, and will investigate ways to improve processes that support the use of evidence in a more holistic way. Other points of discussion will include the strengthening of not only institutional processes for producing, engaging with, and communicating evidence but also the creation of networks and platforms to bring together the various actors in the evidence-informed policy-making matrix. The aim of this event is to stimulate dialogue around how to build an active national evidence infrastructure in Zimbabwe.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date:              Friday, 5 February 2016

Venue:           Crown Plaza Monomotapa Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe

Time:             14h00 – 17h00

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