Evidence 2018 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference took place from 25 – 28 September 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.
Evidence 2018 carried forward the momentum from the highly successful Evidence 2016 conference. Grounded in the themes Engage, Understand, Impact, the Evidence 2018 conference programme focused on four areas of priority in Africa: quality education, communicable diseases, climate resilience, and good governance. This focus on current priorities aimed to further encourage and promote EIDM in Africa, thereby contributing to the development of effective public policies, efficient implementation of services, as well as joint learning on interventions that tackle poverty and inequality in African countries. There was a need to communicate these advances, share lessons learned and explore opportunities for the application of EIDM in Africa. And last but not least, we wanted to build a community of relevant institutions, organisations and professionals through the AEN to act as a regional resource hub.
The objectives of the conference were to:
- Share lessons learnt and advance discussions in supporting EIDM in Africa;
- Increase engagement across AEN membership and build relations with relevant institutions and professionals in EIDM; and
- Situate the AEN as a key player in, and umbrella body for, EIDM in Africa.
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