about the conference 

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will convene an Evidence Leaders in Africa Virtual Conference on 3rd and 4th November 2020. The two-day conference is part of the Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) Initiative, which seeks to inspire and empower scholars to proactively engage governments to use science and innovation, as well as champion Evidence-Informed Decision-Making (EIDM). The initiative is funded by the Hewlett Foundation. 

The purpose of the conference is to facilitate sharing of lessons among African researchers mainly within the AAS networks, policymakers and practitioners in Africa on researchers’ roles and experiences in strengthening evidence use in government decision-making.

The conference format will include a keynote speech, panel discussions, oral presentations by AAS Fellows, Affiliates, grantees on their initiatives in enabling EIDM, and skills-building, networking and lesson-sharing session.





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