The Africa Centre for Evidence is hosting a training event on evidence mapping and synthesis on 22-24 August. The 3-day training will cover the following content:
- An in-depth introduction to the methodology of evidence mapping including the detailed research steps required to conduct a map. This includes: developing a mapping framework and inclusion criteria; systematic searching; data extraction and coding; critical appraisal; map visualisation and analysis; and more.
- Provision of research tools and templates applied in the process of conducting an evidence map.
- Support for the technological development of map visualisations and interactive mapping interfaces.
- An introduction to the different applications of evidence maps to support policy-making and evidence synthesis.
- A guest presentation by representatives of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) on DPME’s approach to policy-relevant evidence maps and their use to inform decision-making in the public sector.
The training will take place at the University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus. The total cost for the three days per person is R1,600; group discounts are available.
The training is targeted at an introductory level and relevant to researchers, decision-makers, and knowledge brokers alike. Existing familiarity with evidence synthesis is advisable but no prior knowledge or experience of evidence mapping is required.
For more information contact Mr Promise Nduku firstname.lastname@example.org.