Report: Pathways for Research Uptake
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."