Call for Applications: EIP Training for the LEEPs Project


The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), in collaboration with the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN), the African Institute for Health Policies and Health Systems-Nigeria (AIHPHS-N), and the School of Gender and Women Studies at Makerere University, is leading the Evidence-Informed Policymaking (EIP) in Africa project under the Africa LEEPs partnership.

EIP plays a critical role in achieving sustainable development. Evidence and data inform current and future actions, and foster collaboration among stakeholders. However, many African countries face challenges in using evidence for planning and decision-making, particularly regarding gender equality and access to basic needs like electricity and primary healthcare.

This training aims to equip participants with skills in knowledge translation, communication, and interpretation to promote EIP within Africa. Through online sessions led by experts, participants will gain valuable knowledge through practical tools and techniques.

The two-week virtual training program will follow a structured curriculum and will be held daily for two hours from April 8th to 19th, 2024.

Training Modules:

  • Day 1: Foundation of Policymaking
  • Day 2: Gender Analysis
  • Day 3: Overview of Knowledge Synthesis
  • Day 4: Accessing Evidence
  • Day 5: Appraising Evidence
  • Day 6: Synthesizing Evidence (Data Extraction)
  • Day 7: Synthesizing (Summarizing) Evidence
  • Day 8: The Art and Craft of Developing an Evidence Brief
  • Day 9: Trainee Work on Evidence Briefs
  • Day 10: Presentation of Evidence Briefs

Dates: April 8th-19th, 2024 (2 hours daily) Application Deadline: March 25th, 2024.


  • Demonstrated interest in EIP through work or background
  • Ability to dedicate two hours daily for the training

Benefits of Successful Completion

  • Certificates detailing the modules covered
  • Qualification for a six-month mentorship program
  • Eligibility to apply for mini-grants (USD 2,000-3,000) to pursue project ideas

Mini-Grant Information

Mini-grants will be awarded competitively to participants who demonstrate promising ideas after completing the EIP training. Up to 15 grants will be issued to support project implementation aligned with the project goals and maximizing impact.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are advised to submit their applications to by March 25th, 2024.


We encourage you to apply and join us in strengthening EIP practices in Africa.

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