In the last five years, our approach to research focused on capacity development for researchers and primary research to deepen understanding on particular issues. AfriChild in collaboration with key agencies spearheaded the development of a child-focused national policy research agenda to guide the focus of research, and ensure that the evidence generated was relevant to facilitatingachievement of national objectives relevant tochild wellbeing.
Development and dissemination of policy briefs do not guarantee that issues get on the policy agenda. The engagement of policymakers is required to facilitate the use of research evidence. Integration of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism is necessary to assess progress and follow up on the use of evidence in policy and practice. Our research dissemination and uptake strategy are designed with the needs and agendas of policy actors in mind. We have established partnerships with like-minded NGOs with an emphasis on collaboration and commitment to the welfare of the African child.
The AfriChild Centre work towards strengthening resources and reforming systems to ensure seamless and efficient organisational processes. We work to ensure that governance framework and that there is administrative support required to effectively implement the strategic plan. The organisation will attract and retain fit-for-purpose talent to deliver the anticipated results; continuous investment will be made to develop the human resources to ensure motivation and retention.AfriChild will develop and implement a fundraising strategy, and integrate a financial management system that ensures efficient use of resources, for maximum impact and sustainability. We will develop and integrate a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system a major tool for continuous improvement and learning from interventions.