Through collaboration with relevant institutions locally and internationally, GS Kenya has established the generation of new knowledge and enrichment of the existing through sustained data research and learning. This has led to the presentation of our work in various fora nationally and internationally as well as publications.
GS Kenya’s research agenda is in line with global, regional, and national development priorities by providing reliable evidence that greatly informs decisions supporting the empowerment of communities, private and public institutions, and groups. Our research priorities fall within our seven strategic areas: HIV/TB and infectious diseases including neglected tropical diseases, Reproductive maternal newborn child and adolescent health, Non-communicable diseases, Environmental conservation including Climate action and access to water and sanitation services, Education, gender equity &rights, empowerment, and strengthening community action, Advocacy and policy development, Building Institutional capacity. This is anchored on our Monitoring, Evaluation, Research & Learning(MERL) unit that supports data management along our program evaluation mechanisms.
Research capacity strengthening: Through strategic partnerships, we endeavor to grow the research portfolio to strengthen local evidence generation for informed decision-making by all institutions, communities and players we interact with.
Policy engagement: through building relationships with key decision-making bodies at the national, regional and global levels to include engagements with government and non-government institutions, academic, advocacy and research institutions, we ensure contextualized, feasible and localized knowledge to inform change. We aim to do this through a synergistic and collaborative approach.