• 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

Call for application: European Commission Evidence-Informed Policy-Making Seminar in South Africa (Fully-funded)

September 19, 2018

Water, energy, food security and health remain in the scientific and policy making spotlight in Africa. The Evidence Informed Policy Making (EIPM) seminar will train participants to use evidence for policy making by focusing on challenges and interrelations of those fields. Application and selection Please apply online outlining your motivation and why you think this […]

Funding call: Boosting decent employment for Africa’s youth

September 7, 2018

The call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations, academia, research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations around the world. However, the applicant must have a strong presence in sub-Saharan Africa or a partnership with a sub-Saharan-based institution. Scope IDRC, INCLUDE, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) seek concept notes for action-oriented research aimed at […]

SECTION27’s Mark Heywood to deliver keynote at UJ’s Evidence 2018 Conference

September 5, 2018

The Africa Evidence Network (AEN) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) will host the Evidence 2018 conference which will take place from 25-28 September 2018. The Evidence 2018 conference keynote will be opened by Mr Mark Heywood, Executive Director of SECTION27. SECTION27 is a public interest law center that seeks to influence, develop and use the law […]