Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation
Between Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe

Report: Pathways for Research Uptake

Report: Pathways for Research Uptake

Report: Pathways for Research Uptake

The CAAST-Net Plus report from the joint stakeholder forum co-organised with the Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) initiative is now available for download. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Year of Publication: 2017
Document Type: Report
Work Package: WP4 Africa-EU STI Policy Dialogue support

The stakeholder forum aimed to initiate a series of discussions that adopt a fresh approach to knowledge transfer and research uptake. The event, which took place in conjunction with the ACU-SARIMA annual conference in May 2015, focused on contemporary issues and emerging lessons for better evidence-based decision-making and better uptake of research and innovation in goods, services and technologies for global challenges.

Key findings from the report include:

  • Research agendas, challenges and good practices in the transfer of knowledge;
  • Modalities for effective uptake of research in EU-Africa research collaboration; and,
  • Emerging lessons from DRUSSA and CAAST-Net Plus.

In its conclusion, the report states that "research uptake should be characterised by appropriately packaged research outputs, inclusive participation of a variety of stakeholders, adopting best practices from other research partnerships, and research that complements policy and vice versa. [...] Furthermore, although no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in research uptake exists, key lessons and ‘best practices’ can be learnt from projects such as CAAST-Net Plus, DRUSSA, and initiatives alike."

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CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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