The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the UKCDR Covid Circle Researcher Community, invite you to join them for a Fireside Chat on ‘The Impact of Evidence in a Pandemic: How has Covid-19 shaped the engagement of research with policy and practice in Low- and Middle-Income Countries?’
The event will explore new understandings of research engagement that have emerged during the pandemic in LMIC settings. This will have implications for the funding of research and research engagement strategies during the current crisis, and the recovery phase and for building future heath emergency resilience.
This webinar, chaired by Peter Taylor, Director of Research at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Daniela Toale COVID CIRCLE Programme Manager, will explore the following questions:
- Who gets to participate in research engagement activities and why?
- Which forms of knowledge are valued by practitioners, policy actors and communities and why?
- Which channels, stakeholders and spaces are targeted?
- In what ways has the pandemic shaped research engagement in LMIC contexts?
A rapid review will be produced alongside the event which will explore the different pathways to impact applied by research projects from a range of scientific disciplines, geographies, and funding organisations. A preliminary review will be shared with participants in the week prior to the event, with a view of discussing the content further during the session. The following researcher coordination networks will be included in the review:
- FCDO’s Covid Collective
- UCKDR’s Covid Circle Researcher Community
- IDRC’s Covid Response for Equity (CORE) programme
The report will be finalised for publication shortly afterwards and shared with all participants.