Innovating the global research-policy-nexus for more equitable and sustainable global health 

Monday, 15 November 2021, 14:15-15:00 CET

Interpretation available: ARA, FRA, POR, RUS, SPA

The COVID-19 crisis has revealed severe weaknesses in global preparedness and response capacities. While the pandemic has affected different parts of the world in different ways, it brought the role of science and the interfaces of evidence, policy, and society to the forefront of public attention. 

Setting the scene for the Global E2P Summit, a series of high-level keynote speakers will discuss the role of evidence-to-policy mechanisms in responding to health emergencies. To more efficiently and effectively tackle global threats, strong and collective response strategies that are routinely informed by the best available evidence are indispensable. Yet, for evidence-informed decision-making to have a positive impact for everyone, emergency preparedness and response strategies must also be built on the principles of equity, sustainability, and resilience.

Key questions and session highlights 

Eminent Keynote speakers are invited to address the following questions: 

  • Within the global community, what are good practice examples of innovating in evidence-informed policy processes, and what were the opportunities and obstacles when implementing these processes? 

  • How can innovation in research-to-policy processes be further expanded to contribute to a more equitable, sustainable and resilient world? What global partnerships are needed and how can they be facilitated?

  • What roles should international organizations play to support countries in strengthening and/or institutionalizing the systematic and transparent use of evidence in decision-making?

Keynote Speakers