Inception workshop of the Inclusive Policy Lab in South Africa
UNESCO in partnership with the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa will be conducting an inception workshop on the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab Programme in Durban, South Africa from the 28th to the 29th of June 2017. The workshop will attract delegates and experts from west and southern Africa.
The UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab is a program that works on the emerging issues surrounding the co-production of knowledge and its translation into inclusive and equity-weighted policies. It seeks to support the implementation of the SDGs’ pillar on inclusive development through policy and practice by working with knowledge producers, decision and policy-makers, civil society, and development actors.
The main objective of UNESCO’s involvement in this area is to support its Member States within the southern and western African region in their efforts to create more inclusive, just and equitable societies.
Through the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme, UNESCO is assisting its Member States in improving the quality of social policy making by encouraging evidence-based approaches and by building a sustained research-policy interface.
The main objective of the workshop is to present the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab and its potential contribution to the policy revisions and overall inclusive development in Southern Africa. Delegates to the workshop will discuss a common methodology for policy review and develop a policy review proposal and timeline in selected countries. They will also identify opportunities, challenges, and needs with regards to the revision of specific policies in the participating countries.