Can African think tanks help strengthen government use of data and evidence? We think so
With so much excitement around Africa Evidence Week, a cross-country virtual and live bonanza of Evidence Informed Decision-making (#EIDM) hosted by the Africa Evidence Network and dozens of partners, I couldn’t help but jump in. Through the outpouring of videos, webinars, events, blogs and #AfricaEvidenceWeek tweets we have met emerging evidence leaders; learned about evidence gap maps, evidence syntheses and research repositories; seen […]
British Council at 75
We join the United Kingdom in celebrating the world’s oldest asset for soft power and democracy with the rest of the world, the British Council, at 75. It is also encouraging that Nigeria has been one of the partners of the council this past 75 years, including when Nigeria was a colony of Britain. It […]
High-Level Poverty Killing Education In Africa — UNILORIN VC
Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Professor Sulyman Age Abulkareem, has said the high level of poverty in Africa is the biggest disadvantage to advancing higher education. He noted that: “We definitely have never had the adequate tools to do the right type of teaching and learning at the university level.” Professor Abulkareem said this at […]
A Pan- African Convening on Innovative Approaches to Research Evidence uptake & Use
This convening brought together 120 participants including; practitioners, researchers, scientists, activists, government officials, and policymakers, that considered and discussed the potential transformation that a strong African ecosystem of evidence-driven by communities of interest can bring to bear.