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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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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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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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100 Days Awareness on Antimicrobial Resistance

By Enock Musungwini Antimicrobial resistance, the ability of (pathogenic) bacteria to withstand the action of antibiotic drugs (Nolte O et al., 2014; Ferri M et al., 2017). WHO (2018) describe antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as the ability of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses and or some parasites to stop an antimicrobial such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials […]

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Luvuyo Zigana – ‘captured’ for evidence-informed policy-making in the water-environment-human nexus

By Luvuyo Zigana My name is Luvuyo Zigana, a 25-year-old environmental anthropologist by training and a policy developer by profession. I am an astute and experienced professional with expertise in policy development related to water management, development facilitation and knowledge management. I joined the South African national Department of Water and Sanitation in 2017 through […]

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Using VakaYiko’s EIPM toolkit post-programme: a case of the Ethiopian Ministry of Health Workshop

By Kirchuffs Atengble, Founder and Executive Director of PACKS Africa Many times, very innovative programmes are implemented on pilot/explorative basis; and from which very useful knowledge and resources are produced. But a core question remains as ‘to what extent are such resources useful’, especially after those interventions expire? A similar question informed my writing of this blogpost, […]

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AEN’s key highlights in 2018

By Precious Motha, Africa Evidence Network Co-ordinator As 2018 is drawing to a close, as the Africa Evidence Network (AEN) Secretariat we remember a few of the many activities we undertook during this year. We couldn’t have achieved them without the help and support of our members and partners! Building our member community This year […]

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