HIGH-Res Project Rapid Evidence Synthesis Training for Research Focal Persons
Event Date: 1 - 5 Feb 2021
Event Location: Naivasha - Kenya

The Heightening Institutional Capacity for Government Use of Health Research (HIGH-Res) project is a ministry-led initiative implemented by a consortium of partners in Uganda, Kenya, and Malawi. HIGH-Res constitutes multiple innovative and multi-faceted interventions that seek to strengthen institutional and individual policymakers’ capacity and institutionalise a culture of evidence-informed decision and policy making (EIDM and EIPM).

For successful institutionalisation of evidence use in policy-making, Ministry of Health staff need to have knowledge and skills such as acquiring, assessing, and adapting evidence to policy concerns. To achieve this, the HIGH-Res coordinating partner – AFIDEP, signed a contract with the Centre for Rapid Evidence Synthesis (ACRES) at Makerere University to build the the capacity of the respective ministries of health research focal persons in EIPM and rapid evidence synthesis.

Between 1-5 February 2021, ACRES will be  conducting a one-week residential training workshop on rapid reviews for the 17 nominated research focal persons . Staff from the HIGH-Res partners (AFIDEP, KEMRI and MoH’s Research Division) will also benefit from the training.

The training workshop is supported by the HIGH-Res project, which is funded by the Alliance for Health Systems and Policy Research at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Wellcome Trust.

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