Capacity Building and Establishment of a Community of Practice for Researchers and Policymakers for Evidence Use in Environmental Policymaking in Nigeria (alias EUEPiN) is part of larger project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation under the aegis of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) in collaboration with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) entitled ‘The initiative for Expanding Evidence Leadership in Africa’ (also known as Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA)).
The ELA project seeks to expand the leadership of AAS scholars and scientists in the use of evidence in policy formulation and implementation by African governments. Specifically, the project hopes to:
Increase the number of academic leaders championing Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) in Africa
Increase the number of government agencies in East and West Africa taking specific actions to institutionalise Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM)
Deepen evidence and expand space for Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) learning in Africa.
EUEPiN project aims to establish a formal forum for the interaction of evidence producers (researchers) and evidence users (policymakers) in order to provide a platform for capacity building and engagement for evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) and their implementation.