Interdisciplinary Policy Forums
 


​Interdisciplinary Policy Forums



The forums will:

  • Build consensus and excitement among stakeholders on the value proposition of the EAI;
  • Introduce and demonstrate the potential and promise of the EAI in the regional policy arena;
  • Formulate and build consensus on priority policy issues in the programme areas proposed by EAI;
  • Reframe the explanatory paradigms and mental models for policy formulation from reductionist to complexity and systems thinking approaches;
  • Identify gaps in human capacity in policy research and analysis and introduce the methods and programmes proposed by the EAI;
  • Identify and build strategic relationships with key individuals and institutions that are critical for the EAI’s human, intellectual and financial resource mobilization strategy; and
  • Common or shared understanding of the issues and approaches to plausible solutions.

​​The forums will result in publications, research concepts/proposals and creation of an interdisciplinary policy issue network or working groups.​​​

EAST A​FRICA DIALOGUE SERIES

The East African Institute, with generous support from IDRC (International Development Research Centre), Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Ford Foundation, has established the East Africa Dialogue Series. Establishing a Dialogue Series at this point in East Africa’s history is timely, reinforcing the ideals of public engagement and participation in grappling with sustainable futures​. 

Read more​​ about this exciting initiative​.​​