Evidence synthesis in Africa

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) invites you to attend an intra-African exchange on evidence synthesis. This exchange will showcase the evidence synthesis work of the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg and the Africa Center for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University. Speakers from both Synthesis Centres will reflect on and provide examples of the production and use of evidence synthesis to support pro-poor policy-making in Africa.


  • Introduction to the AEN – Prof Ruth Stewart, AEN Chairperson, University of Johannesburg
  • Evidence Synthesis and Use in Uganda – Dr Ekwaro Obuku, Co-Investigator, African Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Producing & Using Evidence Synthesis in South Africa – Mr Laurenz Langer, Evidence Synthesis Specialist, University Johannesburg
  • Discussion
  • Refreshments


DATE:       22 May 2017

Venue:      Library Auditorium, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus

Time:        14:00-15:30

RSVP:         On or before 15 May to ace@uj.ac.za

Evidence Synthesis in Africa