We deepen alliances with well established and emerging policy institutes and think tanks as primary allies in promoting reforms, piloting innovations, and drawing lessons for up-scaling. We draw on the analyses we carry out and experiences working with partners to inform the international development community’s policies and investments in Africa. Our teams and experts participate in international conferences, high-level development panels, and one-on-one meetings with key development partners to ensure that their priorities for the take account of the local perspectives. This includes participating in IPCCC conference of the Parties, IPBES expert panels and organizing our own national and regional workshops and conferences on our focus topics to galvanize evidence-based discourses on policy and programme options for addressing National’s sustainable development challenges..