INASP’s EIPM team to launch VAKAYIKO EIPM Toolkit

INASP’s Evidence-Informed Policy Making team will launch the VakaYiko Evidence-Informed Policy Making Toolkit via a webinar on Tuesday, 24th May, 2016. 11:00 -12:00 (BST).

The Toolkit is a flexible, adaptable suite of online and offline resources to support skills, knowledge and attitudes for use of evidence by civil servants and parliamentary staff in developing countries. At this stage, we want to share our final draft of the Toolkit with practitioners and policymakers and gather impressions and feedback for a final edit, before making the final version publicly available on our website.

The hour-long webinar will explain how the Toolkit is structured, who is it aimed for, how to use it and the key principles underpinning it. We will have a particular emphasis on the Toolkit’s learner-centred adult learning approach, which is at the core of our work. Our colleagues from Ghana will join us to share their own practical experience of using this Toolkit to help incorporate an EIPM course in a civil service training institution. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and we look forward to hearing feedback.

Clara Richards, senior programme manager at INASP and director of the VakaYiko Consortium, will facilitate the discussion between:

  • Emily Hayter, programme manager, who has led the development of the Toolkit;
  • Annelise Dennis, INASP’s in-house Capacity development approaches expert; and
  • Kirchuffs Atengble, programme coordinator at the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS), who has piloted the Toolkit with the Ghana Civil Service Training Centre.

To join the webinar, please RSVP by emailing Qurratulain Zaman at, mentioning your name and affiliation (organization/institute). You will get a reminder with the technical details on how to join the webinar closer to the time as well as a draft copy of the Toolkit for you to take a look before joining the event.

Advance copies of the Toolkit and other materials are available on request.

Learn more about the EIPM course and the VakaYiko Consortium.

Source: Government of Ghana