APHRC launches Strategic Plan 2022-2026

May 17, 2022

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) officially launched its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan today. The Plan articulates the Center’s vision to be a transformative force on the continent, building on 20 years of experience in evidence generation and promoting its use to guide decision-making for Africa’s development.

The Plan outlines a bold vision of four objectives designed to strengthen the Center’s approach to evidence-informed decision making that will explore new ways to achieve policy and programmatic impact by taking a systems thinking approach.

“We are confident that the time is right to take the next step to tackle the systemic challenges in the African research and development ecosystem. The Center will take a leadership role in shaping the environment within which we work, not just for our benefit but also for the continents’ research and policy institutions,” said Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director, APHRC. 

 The four major objectives of the new strategy are:

  1. Generating scientific knowledge aligned to local and international development agendas
  2. Developing capacities to strengthen the research ecosystem in Africa 
  3. Using research evidence and engaging policy actors for transformative change.
  4. Strengthening operational efficiencies in systems and processes for maximum programmatic impact.

“The Plan is grounded in APHRC’s continued commitment to drive change with evidence, led by a growing cadre of research leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa. It envisions bold goals, making a difference to millions,” said Bunmi Makinwa, Board Chair, APHRC. 

The 2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan will amplify APHRC’s research-to-evidence and evidence-to-action initiatives, fostering long-term and sustained engagements.


The African Population and Health Research Center is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development.  Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and with a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal, our teams orient their research agendas according to global and continental development priorities, driven by the belief that Africa and African-generated evidence must be at the forefront of decisions supporting improved growth and development.

For press inquiries, contact:

Siki Kigongo

Communications Manager, APHRC