Africa Evidence Week is exceeding all of our expectations, and this is because of the incredible participation by organisations from across Africa and the globe celebrating Africa's EIDM. On day 4, the @Africa_evidence account had 17500 impressions, 156 retweets, 202 likes, and 57 clicks per link. Some of the highlights from this busy day on Twitter include:
- A seminar - parts of which were livestreamed - showcasing evidence-informed decision-making from across Africa.
- A webinar in French discussing the production and use of evidence for policy-making in West Africa.
- Three blog posts: first about healthcare brokering for Agenda 2063, second about use the roll out of solar lamps into communities in Cameroon, and finally about experiences from of using data maps for decision-making.
- We also featured another emerging EIDM leader as well as a short animated video about the history of the AEN.
- There were multiple Twitter conversations happening yesterday (and one from day 3), as well as a showcase of the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence programmes from Africa.
A busy day indeed! Today is the final day of #AfricaEvidenceWeek so make sure you catch the webinar about experiences from Africa about evidence, policy needs and political realities; a blog about pre-service teachers in Cameroon; and our final video of an emerging EIDM leader. Follow the conversation happening on Twitter today by following #AfricaEvidenceWeek.
Together, we have shown the world that #AfricaLovesEvidence. Now it's time to take the celebration of Africa's EIDM #BeyondAfricaEvidenceWeek to #Evidence2020.