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.


The deadline to submit abstract(s) is 15th August 2019, 11.59pm EAT. To submit your abstract please see the attached Call for Abstracts for instructions.

The call for papers is divided into two parts: an open call to be sent out to all generators of education policy-relevant research evidence, and a restricted call that will be sent out to selected institutions/authors for papers on specific sub-themes. The open call for papers will provide an opportunity to review an array of research being carried out across the country and identify studies to present at the conference. These papers will be reviewed by a panel of EE4A members and experts who will select high-quality studies and evidence from implementation designs for dissemination during the conference. The restricted call will comprise of five to six commissioned papers, whose authors will be selected purposively based on the need of the evidence in their possession. These papers will be reviewed by EE4A Core team as they are developed.

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?

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



Call for Abstracts186.27 KB
Concept Note107.26 KB