Monday, February 1, 2016

Evidence informed policy making: An interview with Dr. Joris Jerald Niilante Amissah, Ghana

An interview with Dr. Joris Jerald Niilante Amissah, Lecturer, Family and Consumer 
Sciences Department, University of Ghana (UG) . Jerald was one of 
the External speakers/ facilitators at the Evidence-informed policy making training 
for Parliament of Ghana staff.
The University of Ghana, the premier university and the largest university in Ghana 

was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast by Ordinance on August 11, 1948 
for the purpose of providing and promoting university education, learning and research.
As a University poised to distinguish itself in the area of research to make an impact at the 

national and international level, the University has launched a new Strategic Plan.
Dr. Aissah talks about how knowledge of research design can benefit parliamentary staff and 

also some factors to be considered in assessing research design of a piece of information.
The VakaYiko Consortium, a three year project working in 

Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe to build the capacity of policy makers to access, 
evaluate and use evidence in policy-making. This interview was filmed during Evidence informed 
policy making training course for Parliament of Ghana staff held in Afienya, near Accra, Ghana 
from 11th to 20th January 2016. Video and editing by Joseph --

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