Author Archive | Precious Motha

Express your interest to attend the International Network for Government Science Advice Conference

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) will host its 3rd biennial conference on International Science Advice to Government on the 6-7th November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. Due to the limited number of places at INGSA2018, attendance at the conference will be by invitation-only.  If you would like to register your interest in receiving an invitation […]

Continue Reading

Call for applications:Travel Award for the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) is offering three (3) bursaries for African nationals to attend the Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA) 2018 Advanced track from 13-24 August 2018 in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa. This regional programme, organised by CLEAR-AA aims to encourage and promote evidence-based decision-making in Africa. The target audience includes M&E practitioners, […]

Continue Reading

Data artistry master classes: Book online

Data Innovator we will be hosting its Data Artistry Master Classes in Maboneng, Johannesburg. Each Master Class is focused around how to analyze and visualize data to communicate your valuable findings to a specific audience for maximum effect. Read the full Master Class Details Data Aristry Master Class 1-3 Descriptions – 2018.

Continue Reading

The Africa Regional Data Cube launched in Kenya

The Africa Regional Data Cube was formally launched on May 10th in Nairobi, Kenya. This new tool harnesses the latest Earth observation and satellite technology to help Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Tanzania address food security as well as issues relating to agriculture, deforestation, and water access. The launch was followed by in-depth training […]

Continue Reading

Vacancies and opportunities: The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is looking for a passionate and dynamic Policy Associate with strong research and writing skills who will help advance our policy agenda, particularly around more and better financing for data. Working closely with the Senior Director of Policy and the secretariat team, the Policy Associate will track debates on […]

Continue Reading

Innovative EVIDENCE 2018

By Natalie Tannous   EVIDENCE 2018 is breaking down the boundaries of traditional academic conferences, with this year’s event offering more features to enhance the inclusivity and innovation of the event. The EVIDENCE conferences have grown in scope, offering, and size since the first colloquium in 2014. The last event – EVIDENCE 2016 – saw 145 […]

Continue Reading

Call for proposals: African policy research institutions to advance government use of evidence

The Hewlett Foundation’s Evidence-Informed Policymaking strategy focuses on an ambitious, long-term goal: governments systematically use evidence to improve social and economic policies over time. We recognize African policy research institutions as not only integral to informing specific policies with the research they produce; they also are well-positioned to advance a broader culture and practice of evidence-informed policymaking. […]

Continue Reading

EVIDENCE 2018 to discuss four crucial topics for Africa – Part 2

    In this second installment of the strands that will be covered by EVIDENCE 2018, the strand leaders for Good Governance and Climate Resilience discuss the importance of these topics for evidence-informed decision-making in Africa. Can evidence solve the governance challenge in Africa? Dr Rose Oronje (Good Governance Strand Leader) Director – Science Communications […]

Continue Reading

Call for Applications: Peer learning workshop on policy implementation

Results for All and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will host a two-and-a-half-day workshop for policymakers from around the world to: Discuss the challenges governments face in effectively implementing policies; and Share experiences and strategies for using evidence to improve policy implementation. The workshop will: Facilitate dialogue, exchange, and active engagement among participants, to more deeply […]

Continue Reading