Funding research for impact: strengthening the role of science and evidence-based policymaking
As part of the 8th edition of the Science Summit around the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), EDCTP will organise a side event to illustrate the value of global partnerships using EDCTP as a case study on advancing the production and usage of reliable research evidence in addressing unmet medical needs, especially amongst vulnerable populations in Africa. The objectives of the session will be to:
- Promote awareness about EDCTP and its role and contribution to attaining the SDGs
- Showcase examples of how EDCTP and its partners have contributed toward the generation of reliable data that informs the formulation and adoption of international guidelines as well as locally generated evidence-based policies within the national health research systems in sub-Saharan Africa
- Demonstrate how highly collaborative international research infrastructures work as a driver for international cooperation and data-driven decision making
- Discuss what enabling research, policy, regulatory and financial environments are needed to facilitate high-quality clinical research in Africa addressing local priorities with global alignment and policy relevance.