The COHRED Colloquium on October 26, 2010 brought together a group of 50 leaders in research, health, science and technology and development, to share perspectives on the issue of ‘redefining development’ – with a focus on how can science and technology can catalyse health, equity and development, and the contribution that entrepreneurship can make.Read more
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Reading and resources related to redefining development; how science and technology can drive countries’ health, equity and development; the contribution that entrepreneurship can make.
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Colloquium participants proposed 13 topics to explore. Ranging from: achieving sustainanable R&D investments to moving from disease focus to system approach These discussions are summarizes in the Colloquium synthesis report.Read more
Colloquium 2010, asked the questions: how can science and technology catalyze health, equity and development, and the contribution that entrepreneurship can make.
Rethinking Aid – There is increasing doubt about traditional aid, and an apparently increasing gap between the relevance and nature of aid between ‘north’ and ‘south’. The group looked at ‘research, innovation and entrepreneurship’ as key concepts in redefining aid for the future.Read more
Creating new foundations to make research more relevant – for national policy makers, researchers, sponsors and donors.Read more
How can health research be more effective? Researchers: involve communities. Donors: be in-tune with country needs.
Miriam Were, Chair of the Kenya National AIDS Control Council and Chair of AMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation) discusses how health research can address poverty issues. She comments on how communities can help influence a national health research agenda in favour of poor people; and gives advice on how donors can better align with the national health agenda and support researchers’ needs.Read more
The partners in this Initiative are the NEPAD Agency, COHRED and a core group of African countries that are intent on building strong systems for producing and managing research for health.Read more