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Africa Evidence Network Reference Group: Applications open

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) is wanting to provide its members with more opportunities to get actively involved in shaping the future of the Network. This year, the Network is piloting new initiatives; among them is the AEN Reference Group. What is the purpose of the Reference Group? The Reference Group is open to any AEN member and […]

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Joanna Briggs Institute: Evidence-based Clinical fellowship Program; registration open

The Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence-based Clinical Fellowship Program is an evidence-based, implementation program. The six-month program involves: 2 x five-day intensive training workshops at the Joanna Briggs Institute a workplace evidence implementation project over the intervening months. At the end of the program, you will have a report ready to be published in a peer […]

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On African knowledge repositories and evidence-informed policy-making

By  Prof Willem Fourie Image credit: Shutterstock Access to high-quality research is key to evidence-informed policymaking. The number of African knowledge repositories is increasing and has the potential to enable better access to more evidence, and thus impacting on the type of policies that are developed and implemented in Africa. But challenges remain. A growing number […]

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Vacancies: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Specialist (x2) for CLEAR at Wits

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), through the CLEAR-AA invites qualified individuals of substantive stature to apply for the following senior position on a two-year renewable contract basis at a market-related remuneration package. Reporting to the Director, the successful candidates will be expected to translate the Centre’s vision and strategy into delivery of high-quality technical […]

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Calling the aspiring and inspiring amongst you: The Africa Evidence Leadership Award

By Siziwe Ngcwabe and Ruth Stewart The field of evidence-informed decision-making in Africa has gone from strength to strength over the last decade. We have seen a growth in the number of people engaged in producing and using evidence for decision-making across the continent, greater depth in the ingenuity and sophistication of the work that is […]

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UJ launches Africa Evidence Leadership Award

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) is launching the first annual Africa Evidence Leadership Award, to recognise and honour people who have raised the awareness of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) in Africa. The aim of the award is to showcase the status of Africa in global EIDM discussions by recognising impactful, insightful, […]

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EVIDENCE 2018: We hope to meet you there

By the Conference Chairs: Dr Shanil Haricharan, Dr Rhona Mijumbi-Deve, Prof Ruth Stewart EVIDENCE 2016 delegates at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa.   So you are preparing for EVIDENCE 2018 and have all the expectations of a good conference…………. Meeting someone whose work you have heard of and admired…….. going home with new […]

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Call for applications: DAAD/CMAAE MSc & PhD, In-Region Scholarships 2018/2019

DAAD, a public funded, self- governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operation with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes. The Collaborative Masters of Science in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) programme of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is […]

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Where is Africa Evidence Network going post 2017?

By Siziwe Ngcwabe, Africa Evidence Network Senior Manager Introduction The Africa Evidence Network is a project of the Africa Centre for Evidence (ACE), a research center within the University of Johannesburg. Our team at the University has provided the secretariat to the Africa Evidence Network (AEN) since the Network’s formation in late 2012. The AEN […]

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Call for proposals: MRC/DFID African Research Leader scheme 2018

The MRC and the UK Department for International Development announce a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards. This MRC/ DFID jointly funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting and retaining exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global […]

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