The Africa Evidence Youth League

An Initiative of the Africa Evidence Network

Nurturing, empowering, and amplifying the voices of emerging education evidence leaders across Africa

About AEYL

The Future of Evidence-Informed
Decision-Making (EIDM)

Across the continent, emerging evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) leaders have been raising their voice to play a more active role in finding solutions for the challenges facing African countries through the better use of data and evidence for decision-making. The Africa Evidence Youth League (AEYL) brings together these emerging leaders and provides a platform for them to share ideas, build connections, and take part in mentoring, career- and institution-building activities. The AEYL is centred around burning issues that were identified by emerging leaders, and in phase one, it will focus on education, bringing together emerging evidence education leaders from all around the continent for a facilitated community of practise and an in-depth EIDM mentoring programme.

What The AEYL Offers

The AEYL will give emerging education evidence leaders an opportunity to:

Attend the AEYL Launch Event

Contribute to the AEYL Manifesto

Take part in the AEYL Mentorship Programme

Inspire the next Generation of EIDM Leaders

Engage on the AEYL Online Platform

Receive the AEYL Award

Contribute to the knowledge of education needs in Africa

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The AEYL Launch

The AEYL was launched at Evidence2023, in Entebbe, Uganda.
Take a look at some of our highlights from the launch:

Our AEYL Members

1-Elise Hirwa Resize

Elise Hirwa


Research interests: One Health, Climate change, youth employment and sustainable development

Firmaye Bogale


Research interests: Knowledge Translation, Evidence-informed decision-making and public health
3-Ashely Mamvocha Resize

Ashely Mamvocha


Research interests: Knowledge management for collaboration, learning and accountability Evidence based advocacy

Elias Phiri


Research interests: Decision Analytical Modelling, Health Security, Health Governance, Communication of complex science and Economic Evaluation

5-Joel Otieno Resize

Joel Otieno


Research interests: Youth and Development – Policy Research toward Evidence Informed Decision Making (EIDM)

6-Andile Madonsela Resize

Andile Madonsela

South Africa

Research interests: EIDM, gender and inclusion

7-Soumaila zabeirou Samsiya Resize

Soumaila Z Samsiya


Research interests: To enable me to be useful for my country and the environment in which I live

8-Woulamé OUDJIM Resize

Woulamé Oudjim


Research interests: Human capital issues (education and health) and gender equality.

9-Ochanya Okoh Resize

Ochanya Okoh


Research interests: Evidence based policy, Healthcare Financing, Rural Economy and Education policy

10-Mary Anne Aluoch Resize

Mary Anne Aluoch


Research interests: Education

The AEYL Gallery

AEYL Partners

“AEYL has been an invaluable resource for me as a young professional committed to making a difference in Africa. The knowledge, networks, and support I’ve gained through this community have empowered me to drive evidence-informed change in my work and beyond.”

Sophia Miller

Chief Editor, Monday Times

“Joining the Africa Evidence Youth League has been a game-changer for my career. The opportunities for collaboration and the inspiration I’ve found here are unmatched. AEYL truly brings together the brightest minds dedicated to reshaping Africa through evidence-based decisions.”

Michael Morris

Mechanical Engineer, Alumni 2015

The Future of Evidence-Informed Decision Making

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