The South East Asia Regional webinar on Knowledge Translation Management Lessons from COVID-19 research-to-policy
Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 8:30-11:00 CET
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the urgent need to strengthen capacity for knowledge translation across the world. The collective experience during the pandemic has also provided an unprecedented opportunity to assess the evidence-policy-society nexus. Notably, the pandemic has had an unequal impact across regions, revealing variations in terms of weaknesses in preparedness, response capacities, and knowledge translation capacity. To take stock of and explore the lessons learned during this pandemic, WHO plans to organize the Global Evidence-to-Policy Summit that will be held on 15–17 November 2021. The Global Summit ultimately is expected to chart the way forward for evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) during the evolving of Covid-19 pandemic and in a post-COVID-19 world. There is a need to contextualize the way forward, taking variations across regions as noted above into account. Thus, to take stock of and explore the lessons learned from the South East Asia region during the pandemic, the organization of a WHO SEARO Regional event on COVID-19 research-to-policy lessons learned is being proposed.
The regional event will bring together researchers and policy-makers from the South East Asia region to identify common challenges, share lessons learned, identify the gaps, and provide recommendations to advance evidence-informed decision-making in the region.
1. Identify key lessons learned on the evidence-policy-society interfaces and catalyze learning for those engaged in evidence-to-policy process (producing, acquiring, synthesizing, brokering, and using knowledge) in the region.
2. Advance the institutionalization of evidence-informed policy-making and strengthen partnerships and collaboration at the regional level.
3. Chart the way forward in the region for evidence-informed decision-making during the evolving Covid-19 pandemic and in a post pandemic world.
1. Technical report
2. Publication manuscript
This regional event will initiate a regional network and scheme to strengthen and sustain research-to-policy-society systems, and increase health system resilience against current and future crises.
Policy-makers, researchers, civil society, press/media and other stakeholders interested in promoting the research-policy-society interfaces in the South East Asia.
The virtual regional event will be a public event organized on 16 November 2021 in conjunction with the Global Summit on Evidence-to-Policy.