Tailored Opportunities: Call for Participants to the North Eastern Africa Workshop Series on the Role of Science in Assisting Regional Policy Development

What?

The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) are pleased to co-host a series of science advice workshops in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the 28th to the 31st of October 2019. The workshop series is designed for policymakers and scientists living or working in North Eastern Africa to enhance capacities in embedding evidence in policymaking at all levels of government. The series of events will include:

  • 28-29 Oct A one and a half day science advice workshop with policymakers and select researchers and scientists
  • 29 Oct A half day open public evidence informed policy-making forum – all welcome, particularly the academic and research community
  • 30 Oct A one day workshop focusing on the role of science advice for health in collaboration with Wellcome Trust – seeking both policymakers and health researchers
  • 31 Oct A one day science advice workshop dedicated for young scientists

Who?

The workshops are designed for policy practitioners, diplomats, practicing scientists and researchers living or working in Ethiopia and representatives from neighboring countries in North Eastern Africa e.g. Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia.

Priority will be given to those who are:

• Policy professionals in any domain of public policy

• Foreign ministry and science diplomats

• Practicing senior scientists (broadly defined to include natural and applied sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, health and medical sciences), affiliated to institutions of higher learning, academies of science, government/statutory/private research/advisory institutes; that can demonstrate the policy relevance of their area of research or professional expertise.

The following criteria are used as a guide for the nomination and selection of fellows:

• Working in North Eastern Africa;

• Interested in how to use scientific research and evidence to inform policy-making; Demonstrated leadership ability;

• Having an active interest in interdisciplinary working to solve global problems;

• Commit to take part the whole duration of the workshop;

• Commitment towards engaging in the activities of the region;

• Intent to share what is learned in the programme with their broader networks.

When?

Applications need to be made by 09 August 2019. How? Workshops – limited participant numbers, apply to attend Please register your interest in attending one or more of the workshops by completing the following online application form. We will use the contact information you provide to update you on event details. If you have any queries with regards to the application, please contact Abenet Girma at projectofficer3@eas-et.org. Open Forum – all welcome once registered Please note that there is no application process for the open forum and we welcome all participants, however we do ask you to complete our online registration form to allow us to manage expected attendance.

Benefits?

There is no cost to attend the workshops or the open forum. Training and meals during the workshop days will be provided to all participants. Airfare and accommodation costs will be supported for only a selected number of participants. There will be some costs that will not be covered by the programme, such as visas and vaccinations; for which participants will need to seek support from their local institutions and/or personal funds.

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