Ruth Stewart

Designation: Director, Africa Centre for Evidence
Ruth Stewart is director of the University of Johannesburg’s Africa Centre for Evidence and chairperson of the Africa Evidence Network. Her work includes the production of evidence for decision-makers, as well as supporting public servants to access and make sense of research.

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From capacity building to developing capacities: dreaming big about improving evidence use

Knowledge and information sharing are two of the main reasons people join the Africa Evidence Network (AEN). More specifically, demand for more capacity development for evidence production and use comes up again and again in our webinars, in blogs from our members and in what they share with us via the AEN website and newsletter. We see this demand in the high turnout for workshops at our biennial AEN conference. Yet, people we talk with are frustrated with the types of capacity development on offer in our region.