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African Social Scientists Reception (PAA 2012)

Seminar   |   past event  |  May 04 2012

This special reception gave participants the opportunity to meet researchers from the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC) and learn more about the opportunities we were offering to talented young African researchers.

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization committed to conducting high quality and policy-relevant research on population and health issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Nairobi, the Center plays a central role in defining key research issues and influencing international policies on issues relevant to sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is the University of California’s premiere center for research on global development. CEGA’s faculty affiliates use two powerful techniques—rigorous evaluation and economic analysis—to measure the impacts of large-scale social and economic development projects. The Center integrates business and economic approaches with expertise in agriculture, public health, education, and the environment.

APHRC and CEGA are partners in launching the East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaboration, a new network of East African universities and think tanks that are engaged in policy-relevant research. Through EASST, we will be awarding fellowships for short-term study in the U.S., for outstanding researchers from East African institutions. In addition, we will offer seed funding for rigorous evaluation research conducted jointly by U.S. and East African researchers. Learn more about this network at the reception.

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Edward Miguel
UC Berkeley

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