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Strengthening Linkages between Policy Research and Policymaking for African Development
Organised by: ATPS / APHRC / ACET / FANRPAN
Venue: Mombasa, Kenya
February 16 – 18, 2011
The African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) and its partners including: the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN); the African Population and Health Research Consortium (APHRC) and the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), with financial support from the Rockefeller Foundation, held a workshop on ‘Strengthening Linkages between Policy Research and Policymaking for African Development’ on 16 – 18 February 2011 in Mombasa, Kenya. The workshop brought together high level policymakers (including Ministers, Prime Ministers, Permanent secretaries and members of parliament) on the one hand; and renowned scientists and researchers from universities; policy research institutions as well as public research institutes (PRIs) on the other.
The workshop decried the weak linkages between policy research and policy making and noted that this weak linkage undermines African development. The workshop deliberated on ways of bridging the gap between policy research and policy making drawing on the practical experiences of the policymakers and researchers.