Author Archive | Precious Motha

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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SAMEA 2019: Call for abstracts

 The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) will be hosting its 7th biennial conference. The event will be held from the 21st to the 25th October 2019 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng. SAMEA’s biennial conference brings together local and international M&E practitioners, government officials, commissioning parties, funders and other stakeholders to learn from experts […]

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Promoting EIDM amongst health care and education policy-makers through JBI- Comprehensive Systematic Review Premier Course Training; eBASE Africa, Cameroon

By Ndi Euphrasia Ebai-Atuh (eBASE Africa) ; Patrick Mbah Okwen (eBASE Africa) Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, is a multinational collaborativee organisation with headquarters in Bamenda, Cameroon. eBASE Africa is active in implementing charity and development projects targeting women, children, people living with disability and indigenous populations. We conduct research for basic services, including Health, […]

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

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 […]

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