The VakaYiko Consortium is a three-year project involving five organizations working primarily in three countries in the first phase: Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Work in a fourth country, Uganda, started in late 2015. This project is funded by DFID under the Building Capacity for Use of Research Evidence (BCURE) programme.
The project starts with the understanding that the routine use of research to inform policy requires at least three factors to be in place:
- Individuals with the skills to access, evaluate and use research evidence
- Processes for handling research evidence in policy making departments
- A wider enabling environment of engaged citizens, media and civil society
The consortium works to build capacity at all three levels.
Consortium members are Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS), Zimbabwe Evidence Informed Policy Making Network (ZeipNET), the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Parliament of Uganda and INASP.
For more information on the VakaYiko consortium, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.