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YOUR INVITATION
EVIDENCE2018 is a Regional Conference, organised by the Africa Evidence Network (AEN), which will take place from 25-28 September 2018 at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa.

EVIDENCE2018 will bring together about 350 participants from across Africa with an interest in evidence and its production and use in decision-making. This includes students, academics and researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from universities, NGOs, government and the private sector.  EVIDENCE2018 is supported by the Africa Centre for Evidence, a research centre at the University of Johannesburg that serves as the secretariat to the Africa Evidence Network.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join a global audience at this international conference.

ABOUT EVIDENCE2018
The EVIDENCE2018 conference theme ‘Engage, Understand, Impact’ resonates particularly well with current priorities and concerns in South Africa and the African Content and is an apt topic for a number of reasons. Firstly, there is a need to encourage and promote EIDM in Africa, thereby contributing to the development of effective public policies, efficient implementation of services, as well as joint learning on interventions that tackle poverty and inequality in African countries. Secondly, there is a need to communicate these advances, share lessons learned and explore opportunities for the application of EIDM in Africa.  And last but not least, to build a community of relevant institutions, organizations and professionals through the AEN to act as a regional resource hub.

WHO WILL ATTEND?
Anyone who works in Africa and has an interest in evidence, its production and use in decision-making. This includes those working in government, civil society, universities and the private sector

EVIDENCE2018 OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the conference include the following:

  • To share lessons learnt and advance discussions in supporting EIDM in Africa;
  • To increase engagement across AEN membership and build relations with relevant institutions and professionals in EIDM; and
  • To situate the AEN as a key player in, and umbrella body for, EIDM in Africa.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Contact us to discuss your requirements for EVIDENCE2018
Email:  danielle@confsa.co.za
Tel:  +27(0)12 349-2301