VaCNets Virtual Hub

About VaCNets Virtual Hub

About VaCNets Virtual Hub

Launched on 24th March 2022, VaCNets virtual Hub exists to serve as a central repository of all types of evidence including local knowledge from program practice and research on What works in the prevention of VAC in East Africa; as well as a platform that connects practitioners for knowledge exchange and learning from available evidence.

VaCNets virtual Hub is an online space set up by Impact and Innovations Development Centre in March 2022 to serve as a central repository & networking platform on what is working in Prevention of Violence Against Children (VAC) in East Africa. Hub initial focus is three countries – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Hub primary target group is Practitioners as generators and users of program evidence in improving the quality of interventions as well as influencing policy actions on ending all forms of VAC.

The hub currently has 60 subscribed individuals from 40 organizations spread across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Expert led webinars on the relevance of evidence generation and use commenced in January 2023 to lay foundation for subsequent peer led discourse, information exchange and learning on what counts as evidence in prevention of VAC.

EVIDENCE CURATION

We collect, review, summarize and or organize the evidence for easy access by Hub Users

SHARED LEARNING

We Provide a platform for practitioners to connect and exchange views on available evidence.

ENHANCEMENT

We convene capacity building webinars facilitated by local experts in the evidence field to grow Hub subscribers knowledge in evidence generation and use.

Hub Advisory Group

The Hub technical team obtains strategic guidance from a Multi-Country Reference group

  1. Prof. Paul Bukuluki, Associate Professor, Makerere University – based in Uganda
  2. Dr. Lina Digolo, Senior Associate, The Prevention Collaborative – based in Kenya
  3. Peter Wandwasi (PhD), Doctoral Research Supervisor in Evaluation and Development Studies, College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa – based in South Africa.
  4. Lydia Sandi, CEREDEV Development Organization, Dar es Salaam – based in Tanzania.
  5. Dr. Siu Godfrey, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Makerere University – based in Uganda.
  6. Dr. Samuel Likindikoki, Lecturer, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania.

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