The Think Tank Initiative in collaboration with Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)  organized a roundtable learning event, May 19-22, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event tagged "Strengthening Research Quality for Policymaking in Africa" aimed at exploring strategies to strengthen research capacity in African policy research institutions. The first day focused on discussion on research quality and capacity in Africa and the challenges faced in terms of transforming research evidence into policy. The second day provided a platform for participants to identify metrics and indicators used to help their respective institutions measure improvements in research quality and discuss how it links to successful policy engagement. Dr. Ebere Uneze, gave a presentation on 'Strengthening Research Quality for Policy Engagement-Key Capacity needs'.