Bridging Gap Between Evidence and Policy
KIPPRA policy analysts Rose Ngara-Muraya and Phares Mugo represented the institute at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) brown bag held on 7th December 2017 at the APHRC campus in Nairobi. The theme of the brown bag was ‘Research Evidence and Policy Analysis – Bridging the Gap and Narrowing the Divide Between Evidence and Policy: Case of Kenya’.
The team made presentations, which included explaining KIPPRA’s mandate and how it supports the government in developing policies. The staff took the participants through the policy formulation and analysis process and how evidence informs policy making. They explained how the policy knowledge is translated and institutionalized and gave a snapshot of research collaboration with policy using the DEMDIV model for Kenya.
Over 20 staff members of APHRC, including the Director of Research Dr Catherine Kyobutungi, attended the brown bag and were very happy with the presentations and discussions that ensued.