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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 […]

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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 […]

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Evidence 2018 to discuss four crucial topics for Africa-Part 1

    Evidence 2018 is approaching, and our excitement is growing! In this post two strand leaders write about why these  strands are important for Africa. In the next blog, the other two strands will be highlighted. Evidence in action: Let’s engage, let’s understand your impact stories in communicable diseases Dr Patrick Okwen (Communicable Diseases […]

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Strands and leaders at EVIDENCE 2018

By Dr Yvonne Erasmus I am very excited to be involved in EVIDENCE 2018, happening from 25 – 28 September this year. This year’s event will see the organising committee drawing on successes from EVIDENCE 2016 and listening to the views of the Africa Evidence Network (AEN) members on how we can make this conference […]

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Guidelines International Network African Community: Taking Leadership for Clinical Guidance for Africa

By Dr Okwen Patrick Mbah  Dr Okwen Patrick Mbah  speaking at the 2017  Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.  The guidelines international network (G-I-N) is an international network of individuals and organisations whose mission is to lead, strengthen and support collaboration in guideline development, adaptation and implementation (www.g-i-n.net ). The African community of […]

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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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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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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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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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