The project is an extension of the 3-year VakaYiko programme which builds capacity for use of research evidence in policymaking in Africa. The extension phase builds on VakaYiko’s prior activities with the Parliaments of Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe by facilitating knowledge sharing between their research departments.
Activities under the extension phase are aimed at supporting the capacity of research and allied information-producing departments in the three parliaments to play a more influential role in providing information support to parliamentarians and engendering evidence uptake. It also aims at strengthening internal linkages through strengthening collaborative relationships among information units within the respective parliament. Additionally, the project through its initiatives is expected to deepen collaboration between the beneficiary parliaments.
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