EVIDENCE 2018 - 25-28 September 2018, Pretoria, South Africa

Brought to you by the Africa Evidence Network 

Day 3 - Thursday, 22 September 2016

08h00 - 09h00 - Registration Opens

09h00 - 10h30 - Plenary Session 2 - Understand
Chair: Dr. Carol Bernice Nonkwelo, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Keynote 1 - EIDM in low and middle income countries: the practical realities
Dr. Rhona Mijumbi-Deve,Makerere University, Uganda

Keynote 2 - Relationships and EIDM: dual pillars for increasing the use of evidence
Prof. Ruth Stewart, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Keynote 3
Prof. Olive Shisana, Evidence Based Solutions, South Africa

10h30 - 11h00 - Refreshment Break

11h00 - 12h30 - Breakaway Session 5: Impact of Using Evidence
Chair:  Dr. Yvonne Erasmus, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

The science of using science: Systematic review results on the use of research evidence in decision-making
Mr. Laurenz Langer – University of Johannesburg, South Africa 

Impact of evidence on decision-making: A case for Malawi
Mr. Collins Mitambo, Ministry of Health, Malawi

What is the Impact of Linking Policy Processes with Evidence? 
Dr. Jasson Kalugendo – University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzani

Mr. Ahmedi Vawda – Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa   

11h00 - 12h30 - Breakaway Session 6: Impact of Evidence Networks Discussion Session
Chair:  tbc

Introduction presentation to discussion session
Ms. Beryl Leach – 3ie, India

Building relationships to support the use of evidence in Africa: the Africa Evidence Network
Ms. Precious Motha – University of Johannesburg, South Africa  

Contribution of the African Evaluation Association to evaluation capacity development in Africa
Ms. Adeline Sibanda – AFREA, Zimbabwe

12h30 - 13h00 - Refreshment Break 

13h00 - 14h30 - Closing Plenary
Chair: Prof. Ruth Stewart, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Keynote 1 Lessons from EIPM: Programming to Practice 
Dr. Alex Ademokun, 
DFID (UK Department for International Development), United Kingdom 

Keynote 2 - Impacts of VakaYiko's EIDM intervention in Ghana
Mr. Ibrahim Inusah, GINKs, Ghana

Rapporteur & Feedback
Dr. Shanil Haricharan, National Treasury, South Africa

Closing & Vote of Thanks
Prof. Ruth Stewart, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Close of Conference

14h30 - 15h00 - Grab-&-go lunch