UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in partnership with the Institute for International Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV), and the German Adult Education Association will organize an inception workshop on valorisation of evidence on inclusive social development in Southern Africa. Specific objectives would focus on:

  • Linking together the core group of participants to launch the National Working Group for the project and agree on modality of its work.
  • Building the capacity of Member States improve the availability, accessibility and usage (commonly referred to as valorization) of useful evidence for making and monitoring inclusive policies.

When: 19 June  2019

Where: Lilongwe, Malawi


In order to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the national development plans in the target countries, this project has been designed with a special focus on inclusive social development goals in Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia to improve availability, accessibility and usage (hereafter referred to as valorization) of research and evidence in inclusive policy and planning processes. This is an extension of the project Strengthening ASEAN Community 2015 through South-South Cooperation, Foresight and Capacity Building on Inclusive Policy Development.

As an integral part of the UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) intergovernmental programme and its Inclusive Policy Lab, the project brings together the key national stakeholders to engage in the following activities:

  • Analyzing challenges and opportunities for improved valorization of evidence in inclusive policy and planning;
  • Developing and supporting the application of concrete scenarios and operational protocols for valorization of evidence;
  • Running national interdisciplinary brokerage and capacity building platforms that connect knowledge producers, policy makers, social and economic working in the area of inclusive social development (In the framework of MOST Academy); and
  • Developing and deploying an online facility that enables sustained (within and beyond the lifetime of this project) co-innovation, crowdsourcing and systematic exchange between all stakeholder groups.

Contact Persons:

Mr. Phinit Chanthalangsy
Programme Specialist – UNESCO Office in Rabat                                                                                                                                       

Ms. Melody Shereni Chaitezvi
Programme Assistant– UNESCO Office in Harare