Scholarships for online course on using knowledge in policy making in Africa
12 January 2016
Author: Diana Warira
A patient gets tested for malaria at a health centre in Kisumu, Kenya. Photo: Rick Scavetta/U.S. Army Africa

There is an emerging trend to incorporate knowledge in policymaking and implementation. However, there are several challenges implied as well as ways to use research.  The complexity of policymaking, with many players intervening in the process with their interests and resources, implies that the interaction between the available knowledge and its potential creators and users will vary in diverse contexts. Therefore agents of change will need to effectively interplay with politics, and develop various skills to match evidence with decisions and policy management.

The online course Leaders of change: helping African policymakers develop their capacity to promote the use of knowledge in policy starts on March 28 2016.

Through this call, Politics & Ideas, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) will support, with full scholarships, the involvement of public officials from Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe interested in promoting the use of knowledge in their organisations through their participation in this online course.

For further information on the course’s background, objectives, learning methodology and content structure see the attached Terms of References. For additional queries, please write to

The deadline to submit applications is March 2nd, 2016 (inclusive). Limited spaces available.

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