The EPA Network was initiated as a response to the lack of a functional platform that connects the evidence-production systems and the policy/practitioner community. Such dialog space is needed to (i) guide research on issues of interest for policymakers and practitioners, (ii) inform the private sector on innovations and facilitate the discovery–product transition, (iii) provide policymakers with inputs for more evidence-informed policies, and (iv) facilitate the uptake of research results and its mainstreaming into programs and projects. This helps break the existing information silo and connects the various relevant stakeholders for more integration and efficiency.
The EPA Forum 2019 will focus on the theme: “Utilizing Evidence to Improve Food and Nutrition Security in Urban Areas”. Through the EPA Network, ACED will continue multi-stakeholder consultations to identify and prioritize actions that can build the culture of evidence use among policymakers and practitioners. For more information, please download the concept note.
We are calling all interested individual and organizations to join the network and help us advance evidence use in policy and practice.
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