Fourth Annual International Conference of African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI): Science Academies as Partners for Improving the Impact of Policies in Africa November 4 th -5 th 2008, Royal Society, London. Why would a Government want Independent Advice?.
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Fourth Annual International Conference of African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI):
Science Academies as Partners for Improving the Impact of Policies in Africa
November 4th -5th 2008, Royal Society, London.
Why would a Government want Independent Advice?
Patrick Amuriat Oboi, MP
Member Committee on science and technology
Parliament of Uganda
Climate change, energy shortage, emerging complex diseases, food shortage etc
who should offer evidence based advice?
It can be argued that evidence based policy advice
Evidence-based scientific advice to government is necessary for optimizing the effectiveness of decisions-including laws, regulations, programs, and policies.
e.g The PEAP (poverty Eradication Action Plan) which is a framework to guide the public to eradicate poverty is a strategy that the government of Uganda has used for some time now. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which represent a set of global development targets and priorities stand out as Government of Uganda commitment to her citizens. These framework documents require the force of clear understanding that would enable policymakers to understand what they are dealing with and how to most efficiently and efficiently deal with them.
Getting Governments to Act:
Information Flow Difficulties review data evaluating the efficacy and safety of single dose nevirapine and short course zidovudine regimens for preventing mother to child transmission of HIV infection (HIVNET 012 study). The committee found no reason to retract the publications or alter the conclusions of the HIVNET 012 study.
THANK YOU effectiveness and efficiency of key policy decisions, which can in turn contribute to development goals, such as improved human health. ASADI can promote the development process of Africa by strengthening the physical and intellectual infrastructure of science Academies and its staff and by increasing the academies’ capacity to interact with its government. ASADI can also facilitate interactions among African academies which: (1) helps Academies learn through the successes and failures of other Academies; and (2) promotes educational opportunities offered by more advanced African Academies of science