• 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

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.

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.

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

UJ awards Africa Evidence Leadership Award

June 4, 2018

Recently, the Africa Evidence Network (AEN) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) launched the first annual AELA to recognise and honour people who have raised the awareness of evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) in Africa. Ms Velia Manyonga, Head of the Research Division at the Parliament of Malawi, is the first recipient of the Africa Evidence Leadership Award (AELA). “It is […]

UJ’s MPhil in Social Policy and Development is now open

May 31, 2018

Are you a development professional in business, civil society or the state that is interested in Corporate Social Responsibility, social policy and planning at local, provincial and national levels that would like to advance a career in development? The University of Johannesburg is offering MPhil in Social Policy and Development  founded by the Centre for Social Development in Africa,  is […]

Consultant opportunity: Creating an evidence map to support the strategic use of evidence

May 28, 2018

The secretariat of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance is commissioning the development of an evidence map on the outcomes of our existing and past programmes to make accessing and interpreting research evidence quicker and easier in our everyday work. The evidence map should make research and evaluation findings accessible to non-academic consumers of research and allow […]