Call for Applications for an Evidence Leadership Award for AAS Fellows, Affiliates & Grantees
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The new Award is part of the Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) initiative, which is working to expand leadership for the use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation by African governments. The initiative is a collaboration between the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), and is implemented in East and West Africa. The initiative is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
The initiative seeks to inspire and empower AAS scholars to proactively engage governments to use science and innovation, as well as champion Evidence-Informed Decision-Making (EIDM) in East and West Africa. Specifically, the project seeks to:
- Increase the number of academic leaders championing EIDM in Africa
- Increase the number of government agencies in East and West Africa taking specific actions to institutionalise EIDM
- Deepen evidence and expand space for EIDM learning in Africa