Launch of the draft EVIPNet Call for Action and partner coalition for sustainable evidence-policy-society systems

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 15:50-16:40 CET

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

The World Health Organization’s Evidence-informed Policy Network (EVIPNet) is a long-standing network and global leader in empowering countries to put actionable evidence in the hands of users. EVIPNet has been active worldwide for more than a decade, spearheading successful knowledge translation initiatives and building country capacity in more than 50 countries. 

With its Call for Action at the WHO global E2P summit, EVIPNet seizes the momentum of global attention for sustainable evidence-to-policy-mechanisms beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The EVIPNet Call for Action will assemble the summit’s core principles and lessons learned in successful knowledge translation mechanisms and commit global ecosystem actors to further enhance evidence-informed decision-making for a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable world. The EVIPNet Call for Action will also be at the core of a new coalition of partners supporting evidence-informed decision-making for improved health policies.

The WHO Director Research for Health will present and launch the EVIPNet call for action, with stakeholders reflecting on key aspects and the global role of EVIPNet. A round of supporting statements from summit participants and partners will then close the session. 

Key questions and session highlights 

The EVIPNet call for action is expected cover series of key aspects: 

  • Which lessons learned from the pandemic and core principles of evidence-informed decision-making will help implement the vision of a more equitable, resilient, and sustainable global health? 

  • How does the EVIPNet Call for action and new partner coalition complement other initiatives for evidence-informed decision-making?

  • How does the EVIPNet Call for Action build on EVIPNet’s long history of supporting evidence-informed decision-making, and what tools and methodologies can the network leverage to meet the changed challenges of a post-pandemic world?

  • How can global actors in the evidence ecosystem best join forces on the road to achieving the triple billion targets and health-related Sustainable Development Goals?