Work Package Capacity Building
Work Package Capacity building
Within CEBHA+, capacity development focuses on both capacity development for conducting high-quality primary research and evidence synthesis as well as capacity development for ensuring that research is translated into policy-and-practice, and takes place at three levels:
Institutional capacity strengthening, which aims to use and develop the existing strengths of CEBHA+ partners in the fields of research and evidence implementation, while creating and building infrastructure and capacities in areas that are currently insufficiently developed;
Individual capacity strengthening, aiming to increase the skills of staff in CEBHA+ institutions to conceive, plan, secure funding for and implement primary research activities, to access and appraise existing research through evidence synthesis and to communicate research findings and to facilitate their implementation in policy-and-practice;
System capacity strengthening, which is a long term effort aiming to build a new generation of ‘evidence-literate’ decision-makers and to establish strong links between the research and the policy-and-practice communities.
Several activities, including an evidence-based public health (EBPH) workshop and a teaching evidence-based healthcare (EBHC) workshop have been developed and implemented. Further activities, are currently being planned. More details can be found below.
In response to the lmited training initiatives in the field of EBPH in Africa and around the world, the capacity development working group of CEBHA+ developed a five-day workshop on EBPH. So far it has been implemented in Kampala, Uganda in 2018 and in Kigali, Rwanda in 2019. Future workshops will follow in Blantyre, Malawi and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Train the Trainer:
This will be an entry-level workshop which aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a learning event related to evidence-based healthcare. It is currently being planned and will subsequently be offered to teachers working in health education in Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda.
Training within CEBHA+
To additionally strengthen the research capacity of CEBHA+ partners and institutions, we have also offered multiple workshops for those working on and with CEBHA+.
Workshops thus far have focused on integrated knowledge translation (IKT) and teaching evidence-based health care (EBHC), both of which took place in Cape Town, South Africa.