Research and academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, government departments, and more recently, the private sector, all seek innovative ways to foster uptake of knowledge generated from research. The strategies and tools used to achieve uptake may differ but the overall objectives of working to ensure that knowledge from research is communicated, understood and acted upon by stakeholders from across the spectrum of research users to beneficiaries, are commonly shared.
There is good potential for institutions to learn from each other’s experiences in pursuing uptake strategies and developing activities, tools and materials to nurture uptake. There is no ‘right’ way to nurture uptake but by sharing best practices, and examples of successes and challenges, both organizations hope to be able to enhance the efficacy of their uptake efforts.
A research uptake workshop is planned to explore the potential for future partnerships on research uptake activities in South Africa, and more broadly Southern, Africa.
Venue: Lombardy Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 12-13 March 2014 (Wednesday and Thursday)
1. Free workshop registration
2. Participating institutions and organizations will be responsible to cover the costs of travel and (if required) accommodation for their own staff to participate in the workshop
RSVP: Please complete the registration form and send it to Mrs Zagry Scholtz at firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 012-331 2565, before Friday, 7 March 2014.