Panel on research capacity building: working with regional and global partners
World Health Summit
Organized by WHO/TDR, ESSENCE and GIZ, this stakeholder panel will discuss why harmonization and enhanced alignment with country needs are key to improving the effectiveness of research capacity support.
The panelists will explore several themes, including research capacity support mechanisms, harmonization of approaches, public-private partnerships, planning, monitoring and evaluation and country priority needs.
The panel session will start with an overview of capacity support for health research, followed by a debate of panelists representing various stakeholders, and end with audience interaction. There will be no PowerPoint presentations. The conclusions of this session will help key stakeholders shape their strategies on strengthening research capacity in developing countries.
- Garry Aslanyan, Manager, Knowledge Management, World Health Organization/TDR, Switzerland
- Günther Taube, Head of Division, Education, Health and Social Protection, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
- Perspectives on research capacity building from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) as a multi-partner funding initiative: Gabrielle Breugelmans, North-North Networking Manager, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Secretariat, The Netherlands
- Research capacity building in complex geopolitical situations: Daniel Cohen, Director, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Perspectives on research capacity building from the European Commission (EC) as a policy and funding agency: Line Matthiessen, Head of Unit, Infectious Diseases and Public Health, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Belgium
- Perspectives on research capacity building from a recent fellow engaged in public-private partnership to build research capacity: Michel Mandro Ndahura, Lecturer, University of Bunia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Perspectives on research capacity building from a high income country research and training institution: Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
- Perspectives on research capacity building from InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP): Fola Esan, Focal Point for IAMP, Nigerian Academy of Science, Nigeria
- Perspectives on research capacity building measurement, including planning, monitoring and evaluation: Claudia Kiessling, Klinikum der Universität München, Germany