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Connecting the dots between different communities: Mark Heywood looks forward to EVIDENCE 2018

By AEN secretariat   The EVIDENCE conferences are Africa’s preeminent event for all those in the region with a dedication to evidence-informed decision-making. This year’s event – EVIDENCE 2018 – promises to offer attendees space and time to engage with not only what is happening at the forefront of evidence-informed decision-making, but will also be an […]

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An evidence leader’s thoughts on evidence-use in Africa

By Velia Manyonga, Head of the Research Division at the Parliament of Malawi     Velia Manyonga is the inaugural recipient of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award offered by the Africa Evidence Network. Based in Malawi and working with parliamentarians there, we asked her some questions about why she applied for the award and what […]

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Connect with other environmentalists interested in evidence

By Collaboration for Environmental Evidence, Johannesburg, South Africa   Have you ever wanted to complete a funding proposal that calls for collaboration between yourself and people from somewhere in the world where you have no contacts? The team at the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Johannesburg (CEE Joburg) has. At best, not having pre-existing relationships to draw on for […]

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Abstracts are in! Preliminary reflections on submissions for EVIDENCE 2018

Dr Yvonne Erasmus, Chair: Scientific Programme Committee Evidence 2018 Photo credit: Jason Truscott   Abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations for Evidence 2018 are now closed and we are very excited by the positive response. In total, 119 abstracts have been received, which is a substantial increase from the 91 received for our previous conference, […]

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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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