• Workshops on EIDM

    The workshops combine the theory behind evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) with discussions on how participants could effectively implement this in a government context.

  • Building Evidence Literacies

    Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal and the facts from the fiction. The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.

    - Martin Luther King

Evidence 2018

Evidence 2018 is a conference on the use of evidence in decision-making in Africa. The conference will take place from 25 - 28 September 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

Why join us?

The Africa Evidence Network enables members to get Network updates, monthly newsletters, establish links and partnerships with other network members involved in evidence-informed decision-making. Individual membership, valued at 54 USD per year, is currently free .

Our Members

Our network of members include researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs and governments that have an interest in evidence-informed decision-making. Join our new page on LinkedIn.

Welcome to the Africa Evidence Network

If you’re interested in evidence-informed decision-making for Africa, whether from the perspective of policy, practice or research, this is the place to come. Here you will find the latest information on network activities, general news on evidence and policy in Africa, or updates on funding opportunities.

Latest News

UCT launches the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

July 11, 2018

The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance was launched at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on 5 July 2018, to support strong public governance in Africa. With the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the school will function as a living memorial to Madiba. Student cohorts will be an ongoing testament to his values of […]

Call for International Conference Organizers: The 9th AfrEA Conference

July 6, 2018

The 9th AfrEA Conference will be held in Cote d’Ivoire from 11th to the 15th of March, 2019. The conference will be co-hosted with the Reseau Ivoirien de Suivi et d’Evaluation (RISE), the African Development Bank and the Government of Cote D’Ivoire. Click here for more conference information. Terms of Reference for organizers. Deadline: 16 September 2018

Funding opportunity:Heightening Institutional capacity for Governments to use Health Research (HIGH-Res)

July 2, 2018

This is a joint call for proposals from the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and Wellcome to enhance the capacity of ministries of health in lower-middle and low-income countries to use health research evidence in policy-making. Expressions of interest are invited from consortia – including participants from both research institutions and ministries of […]