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2024 MRR Innovation Lab Technical Meeting

The Feed the Future MRR Innovation Lab Technical Meeting is an annual gathering where researchers worldwide, including principal investigators funded through the Feed the Future ALL-IN initiative, present their work or ongoing projects. This event provides a platform for receiving diverse questions and feedback, enhancing both the technical and practical aspects of their research. This […]
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Generating Evidence on the One Village One Dam Project

The ‘One Village One Dam’ (1V1D) project is a flagship government initiative designed to improve livelihoods and agricultural productivity in Northern Ghana by providing communities with access to irrigation infrastructure. This year marked our third and final visit to the Northern Region to gather data on the 1V1D initiative. The first day which was a […]
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Dissemination at the Ministry of Education

We had an incredible dissemination event with the Honourable Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, and his team at the Ministry of Education on Friday, April 19, 2024. Intensive exchange, dynamic interaction, and engaging dialogue characterized our dissemination at the Ministry. Education is widely recognized as a key driver for economic development, innovation, social mobility, and […]
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Capacity Building Workshop for CSOs and Media

The media and civil society organisations (CSOs) play a crucial role in shaping public and governmental priorities by identifying and publicising key issues. In preparation for Ghana’s 2024 Election, Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) organised a two-day workshop at GIMPA to enhance the capacity of selected media and CSOs in evidence-informed policymaking. The workshop, led […]
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2024 AfrEA Conference

The 11th African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) International Conference, themed “Technology and Innovation in Evaluation Practice in Africa: The Last Nail in the Coffin of Participatory Approaches,” took place in Kigali, Rwanda, from March 18 to March 22, 2024. This annual event gathers evaluators, researchers, government officials, and students to discuss evaluation practices and share insights. […]
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Dissemination at the Ministry of Health

In the wake of persistent challenges surrounding maternal mortality, despite a decline in recent decades, there remains an urgent need for concerted efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal Target of 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030. Contributing factors to maternal mortality in Ghana encompass inadequate awareness of the benefits of antenatal […]
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Dissemination at Safisana

Dissemination at Safisana Ghana Limited On Monday, February 19, 2024, Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) facilitated a dissemination event at the premises of Safisana Ghana Ltd. The gathering involved the General Manager, other Line Managers, and Unit Heads of Safisana Ghana Ltd. The Principal Investigator on the project, Dr Opeyemi Amusan of the University of […]
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2024 Consultative Meeting

Consultative Meeting One of our ongoing research projects delves deeply into the critical connection between water access and livelihoods in northern Ghana under the One Village, One Dam (1V1D) initiative. Our approach heavily relies on comprehensive data collection methods, including surveys, focus groups, and extensive engagement with key stakeholders. Over the past two years, we’ve […]
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DIWA Meets International Water Management Institute (IWMI) In preparation for our forthcoming data collection phase, which is integral to our ongoing evaluation of water access and its socio-economic implications in Northern Ghana, we were privileged to engage with a distinguished team, Giulia Zane and Sarah Appiah from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). The primary […]
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DIWA Retreat

2023 End of Year Retreat A Group Photo of the DIWA Team December signals the year’s climax, prompting reflection on triumphs and hurdles, celebration of achievements, expressions of gratitude, and setting intentions for the approaching year. For the past few days (11th – 13th December 2023), the Development Impact West Africa (DIWA) team seized the […]
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