The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) convened its Sixth Africa Think Tank Summit under the theme “Tackling Implementation Challenges for Africa’s Sustainable Development”.The event was organized in partnership with the Government of Kenya and the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA).
The summit provided a platform for participants to propose strategies and actionable recommendations that would enable think tanks contribute to tackling policy implementation challenges within the context of Africa’s vision as reflected in Agenda 2063 and the SDGs, through sharing knowledge and country case studies on good practices in ensuring successful implementation of policies and strategies.Specifically, the summit aimed to increase the dissemination of knowledge on implementation and development issues pertinent to Africa, understand the challenges and available solutions for the effective implementation of policies.
Dr. Adedeji Adeniran was a discussant on the session that discussed tackling implementation challenges at the national level. While various solutions have been proffered to improve the implementation landscape in Africa there is the need for better data, monitoring and evaluation, synergy and coordination.
CSEA Research Associate Joseph Ishaku joined other OTT-TTI fellows at a side event to discuss and propose actionable recommendations on how think tanks in Africa can help bridge the policy design and implementation gap.
The summit took place April 24-26, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.