African Population and Health Research Center

For Support Of APHRC's Policy Engagement And Communication Program

Overview
This grant will enable the African Population and Health Research Center to ensure research and evidence generated by the Center is better utilized in local, national, and regional policy formulation and action. Specifically, the Policy Engagement and Communication program plans to work to increase the Center’s participation in pan-African policy forums, enhance the visibility of the Center’s work through strategic communication, and manage and share knowledge more effectively internally and externally. A separate grant on this docket provides general operating support to the Center.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.aphrc.org 
Address
2542 Quarry Lake Drive
Baltimore, MD 21209
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
As the premier multidisciplinary African think tank, the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) generates rigorous research, supports evidence uptake, trains African scholars, and transforms knowledge ecosystems to influence policies and programs. APHRC’s extensive expertise in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, urbanization, health systems, and an emphasis on research-capacity strengthening and stakeholder engagement affords the organization a unique role in the field. (Strategy: International Reproductive Health)
for support of the Care Work and the Economy Africa project  
This grant will support the Care Work and the Economy Africa project to generate and foster the use of evidence and gender-aware macroeconomic tools that contribute to increased public investment in care provisioning and infrastructures for young children and older adults. The African Population and Health Research Center and a team of global and regional partners will assess the economic and social impacts of existing care arrangements in Kenya and Senegal and develop innovative tools to inform national economic policies and budgets. The team will support regional partners in using new evidence to influence governments’ post-COVID-19 policies to address the demand for unpaid care work and support women’s economic agency. (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)

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