November 27, 2019 - November 29, 2019
Machakos, Kenya

From November 27-29, 2019, Education Evidence for Action (EE4A), a coalition of civil society organizations, academics, and government officials under the Ministry of Education (MOE), will host its biannual policy conference in Machakos, Kenya. EE4A has previously organized two policy conferences in 2015 and 2017, and its third conference in 2019 will serve as a proactive strategy to link education evidence to policy and action.

The 2019 EE4A conference aims to:

  1. Provide a platform that enables sharing of knowledge and policy-relevant results of high-quality research from MOE, TSC, and various practitioners, researchers and academics working in the education field in Kenya;
  2. Initiate discussions aimed at promoting evidence-based solutions and adoption of practices that target transformative education in Kenya; and
  3. Provide input towards the creation of an ‘evidence gap map’ that would help shape the future research agenda in the education sector.

Sessions will include: Plenary and break out presentation sessions, panel and roundtable discussions.

To register for the conference, please complete the form here.

This conference is focused on the results of the Kenyan education system, raising questions about the extent to which the various sub-systems are producing the human capabilities needed by individuals, communities and the nation in the 21st century. The theme has at its core three interrelated questions:
  1. Are all children learning?
  2. What is the potential of the new curriculum, as envisaged, to remedy the gaps in learning outcomes?
  3. What opportunities exist for the continued enrichment of the curriculum implementation process to realize its full potential?

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts: 13th September 2019
  • Notification of acceptance and final presentation of extended abstracts: 30th September 2019
  • Deadline for submission of the research papers presentations at the conference: 18th October 2019
  • Final conference program distributed by 31st October 2019

The EE4A Core Team

Kenyatta University


Research Triangle International (RTI)


Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)


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Africa Population Health Research Center (APHRC)




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Kenya Ministry of Education


Evidence Action


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