Author Archive | Precious Motha

Africa Evidence Week celebrates Africa’s evidence-use for decisions

By Natalie Tannous   Evidence weeks were conceptualised by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) to draw the focus of the global evidence-informed decision-making community to a specific issue or talking point about the production and use of evidence. And others have followed suit – On Think Tanks promoted a Latin American Evidence Week, Evidence Aid supported a Humanitarian Evidence Week, […]

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7th Biennial SAMEA Conference 2019: Registration is now open

The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) invites you to its 7th biennial conference in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The conference is being held at the Emperors Palace from the 23rd to 25th October 2019, with the pre-conference workshops taking place from the 21st to 22nd October.  The South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association (SAMEA) is pleased to announce that registration for […]

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J-Pal Africa vacancy: Research Manager

J-PAL Africa seeks a research manager to manage multiple research projects that test the impacts of a variety of social programmes in South Africa through randomised evaluations (also known as randomized control trials). This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the generation of scientific evidence about what works in the fight against poverty. The […]

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Applications now open for MPhil in Social Policy and Development at UJ

Are you interested in developing expertise in understanding poverty, unemployment, inequality, gender disparities, social development issues, social welfare or social policy? And, do you work for: A Non-profit organisation A Government department A Development Agency In a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) department? If you answered yes to some of the above, then this new offering […]

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Only together – award recipient’s reflections on how to champion evidence in Africa

By Mapula Tshangela Mapula Tshangela is the second recipient of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award offered by the Africa Evidence Network. We caught up with Mapula about receiving the award and asked her some questions about what the Africa Evidence Leadership Award means for her work with South Africa’s National Department for Environmental Affairs. Featuring […]

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Closing the knowledge gap in machine learning at the Evidence Synthesis Hackathon

​In recent years, a number of technological solutions (software and ‘apps’) have been created to improve resource efficiency, transparency and validity of systematic reviews and maps. However, many of these tools are not open source and cannot be further developed for specific needs. Furthermore, many gaps remain where technology could further assist systematic reviewers. The […]

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AEN Reference Group Member Enock Musungwini receives a Chevening Volunteers Gold Award

Enock Musungwini a committee member of Africa Evidence Network Reference Group received a Chevening Volunteers Gold Award Certificate on Monday 3 June 2019 from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The award is for dedicating more than 100 hours of volunteering work with more than 20 different organisations and in various thematic areas including environment, […]

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Stellenbosch University: Applications for 2020 MSc in Biostatistics programme are open

Are you interested in becoming a highly qualified and skilled biostatistician with the technical competence to contribute significantly to addressing pressing research questions in medicine, biology and public health? Application for this master’s program is now open. To be considered for selection into the program, applicants need to have basic knowledge of calculus and matrix […]

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Call for nominations: Evaluation for Transformational Change Award

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE), the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank Group, and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) are pleased to announce the Evaluating Development Interventions for Transformational Change Award competition.This biennial award will recognize outstanding evaluations of development interventions that promote or result in transformational change and are explicitly linked to the […]

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