Preventing violence in South Africa: contributions from an intersectoral dialogue


The Violence Prevention Forum is a multisectoral platform that promotes the use of evidence in violence prevention in South Africa. The forum has strengthened relationships between researchers, government, NGOs and development partners. As a result, information can be shared more easily, which has influenced national and provincial policy and practice. This policy brief highlights the importance of co-producing knowledge, building relationships and creating a safe space for dialogue. 

About the author 

Matodzi Amisi is a Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies in the Justice and Violence Prevention programme. She is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR-AA) working to support African governments in establishing and strengthening evaluation systems. Matodzi is a legacy chairperson of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association. 

Cover image: Amelia Broodryk/ISS 

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