Mbangsi Zithem
Research and evidence
Evidence to Action

Mbangsi Zithem

Evidence to Action Manager

Mbangsi Mary Ann Zithem is one of the Evidence to Action (E2A) Managers based in Cameroon. She holds a Masters in International and English Law from the University of Yaounde II SOA and has a passion for generating, synthesizing, translating, and promoting the uptake of research evidence in decision-making to improve livelihoods, especially for women, girls, people living with disabilities, and indigenous populations. 

As a Librarian/search expert for Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, Mbangsi is trained in search methods using Eppi reviewer by a team from Durham University through a project funded by Education Endowment Foundation UK and Center for Excellence Development for Impact and Learning Program (CEDIL) UK.

In the past 5 years, Mbangsi has contributed to the vision of improving livelihoods through best practices and innovation by providing research evidence needed to develop guidance for policy makers and practitioners and by developing storytelling events that increase citizens' research evidence understanding and use - especially those who are not literate. Through storytelling events, eBASE has reached over 10000 people in Middle Africa. Projects Mbangsi has worked on at eBASE include: The We Attain Project funded by Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), Using Meta-Analysis to Explore the Transferability of Education Mid-Range Theories in Middle Africa funded by CEDIL, the Landscape for Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence in Francophone Africa funded by African Population Health Research Center/Advance Digital Health and Artificial Intelligence (APHRC/IDAIR), and Bornfyne project funded by Grand Challenge Canada.