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e-Participation pilot projects

The HSRC is the lead implementing entity on an EU-funded project under the Department of Science and Innovation which aims to pilot e-participation in six municipalities and government entities across South Africa.

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African AI Policymaking

PAN is a partner on initiatives supporting AI policy formulation and implementation including the African Observatory on Responsible AI and the Africa-Asia AI Policymakers Network.

Open Data Engagements & Toolkit

PAN is working with partners in the Open Data South Africa initiative to host regular workshops on using data for social impact and policy action. We also maintain the open data toolkit.

Training on Data Journalism

PAN is collaborating with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) to run data journalism workshops for emerging journalists and program managers from community media houses across SA.

Innovate Durban Funding Map

PAN collaborated with Innovate Durban, an entity established by eThekwini Municipality, and local innovators to develop a map of innovation funding in South Africa. An updated version of the map has been developed in October 2022.

Participatory Policy Methods

There are a variety of methods for actively involving wider audiences and affected communities in public policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. This is a working resource page so email us additional links.

Handbook for AI Policy Maker Capacity Building

The German Development Cooperation initiative 'FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All' and the HSRC have compiled a handbook for AI policy maker capacity building. 

Capacity Building on Evidence Synthesis and EIDM

There are many interesting conferences, networks and events for learning more about evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) and evidence synthesis on the African continent.

Evidence Mapping and Synthesis

PAN is working with the Departments of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) to identify and synthesise evidence related to health systems and local government respectively.