Day 2: Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Theme: Understand

Plenary Session

Keynote Address 1:

Ms. Beryl Leach, international Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), India

Understanding the interplay of differences affecting uptake and use of research evidence

Keynote Address 2:

Ms. Veila Manyonga, Parliament of Malawi

Parliamentarians use of evidence in family planning financing: The case study of Malawi

Keynote Address 3:

Mr. Ronald Munatsi, ZeipNET, Zimbabwe

Holistic approach to capacity building in strengthening use of evidence in policy making in Zimbabwe

Breakout session 3: The importance of evidence for decision-making

Presentation 1:

Ms. Mapula Tshangela

Towards a systematic and phased approach to evidence-informed policy-making and science-policy interface: A case of Department of Environmental Affairs in South Africa

 Presentation 2:

Ms. Emily Massey

Design of a monitoring and evaluation system for Mpumalanga

Presentation 3:

Dr. Teferi Hailemicheal Hassen

Evidence-informed public policy decision-making in ethnic-diverse state

Presentation 4:

Dr. Madri Jansen van Rensburg

Conducting gender responsiveness assessments of national monitoring and evaluation systems: Learning from three case studies: South Africa, Benin and Uganda

Breakout session 4: 

Presentation 1:

Mrs. Birte Snilstveit

Challenges and opportunities for evidence mapping: lessons from an international context

Presentation 2:

Dr. Sean Muller

Considering the problem of external validity: when can evidence from one context be useful for decision-making in another?

Presentation 3:

Dr. Ekwaro Obuku

Where is students’ research in EIDM? Assessing Productivity and use of postgraduate students’ research in Uganda: a review of Makerere University College of Health Sciences from 1996 to 2010

Presentation 4:

Ms. Siphesihle Dumisa

Engaging public and private stakeholders in the development of Evidence Mapping to inform policy

Training Workshop 1: 

Ms. Meg Wiggins, Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom

Evaluation of government programmes

Training Workshop 2:

Ms. Janice Tripney, Institute of Education, University College London, United Kingdom

Systematic reviews and evidence-informed policy

Breakout session 5 & 6: Landscape Maps and Oral posters

POD 1:

Time: 11:00- 12:15

Presentation 1:

Dr. Julian Bagyendera

Evidence-Informed Decision-Making landscape for Uganda

Presentation 2:

Mr TG Bhowa

Open applications and evidence landscape

Presentation 3:

Ms. Jane Chitanda

Evidence-Informed Decision-Making (EIDM): Nutrition leadership for Zambia

Presentation 4:

Mrs. Jerusha Govender

Rapid Landscape Review Map: Health NGO sector in South Africa

Presentation 5:

Ms. Velia Manyonga

Evidence-Informed Decision-Making Landscape Map for  Parliament of Malawi

Presentation 6:

Mr. Benjamin Kachero

Generation, Translation and Use of Evidence in the Public Sector in Uganda: A case of Government Evaluation Facility

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Presentation 1:

Dr. Abiba Longwe-Ngwira

EIDM Rapid Landscape Review Map in Malawi’s Health Sector

Presentation 2:

Dr Nyanyiwe Mbeye

Mapping out evidence informed decision making landscape for health research in Malawi

Presentation 3:

Dr. Collins Mitambo

Landscape for Evidence Informed Policy Making (EIPM) for the Ministry of Health-Malawi

Presentation 4:

Dr. Teferi Hailemicheal

An Overview of  Role Players toward  Evidence-informed Policy Decision Making in Ethiopia: A landscape Review

Presentation 5:

Dr. Madri Jansen van Rensburg

Africa Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN)

Gender equality: Strengthening collective efforts through excavating gender data

POD 2:


Presentation 1:

Dr. Jasson Kalugendo

Co-production evidence approach in support of climate change adaption and mitigation

Presentation 2:

Ms Aimtonga Makawia

An overview of role players outside government that are central to evidence-informed decision-making in the Spheres of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)

Presentation 3:

Hon. Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule

African Parliamentary forum on development evaluation (APNODE) – Uganda

Presentation 4: 

Mr. Ronald Munatsi

Zimbabwe EIDM evidence landscape map 

 Presentation 5:

Dr. Ethel Nankya

Evidence informed decision making landscape at Makerere University, College of Health Sciences, Uganda

Time: 13:30-14:30

Presentation 1:

Ms. Jennifer Mutua

Evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) landscape map for Kenya

Presentation 2: 

Dr. Nasreen Jessani

Attributes, capacities and skills of academic knowledge brokers: perspectives from faculty and policymakers engaged in evidence-informed public health policy in Kenya

Presentation 3:

Ms. Diana Coates

Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) universities’ capacity to be engaged actors in research for evidence-influenced decision-making

Presentation 4: 

Ms Mishkah Jakoet

Evaluation of the WCDOA’s commodity approach

POD 3:

Time: 11:00-12:15

Presentation 1:

Mr Eric Ngang

General overview of the research and evidence-informed decision-making landscape for Cameroon

Presentation 2:

Dr. Ekwaro A. Obuku

Rapid Landscape Review Map: A navigation guide to the R2P jungle in Uganda

Presentation 3: 

Mrs. Stella Joyce Tambala

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME); the way to go for effective EIDM

Time: 13:30-14:30

Presentation 1:

Ms. Natalie Rebelo Da Silva

Unconventional evidence: how empty reviews and alternative mapping techniques can be useful to EIDM 

Presentation 2:

Mrs. Sunet Jordaan

Mentorships to support the use research evidence in South Africa and Malawi: a perspective on different models

Presentation 3:

Mr. Erica Ngang

Harnessing and valuing local indigenous knowledge and practice to inform policy planning on climate change mitigation and adaptation: the Case of Cameroon

Presentation 4:

Dr. Ke yu

Research impact: clarifying the typologies

Presentation 5:

Dr Ethel Nankya

Engaging the media in disseminating high quality research evidence: experiences and lessons learned