The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) is an organisation dedicated to supporting global research communication through innovation, networking and capacity strengthening, focusing on the needs of developing and emerging countries. Established in 1992 by the International Council for Science (ICSU), INASP was registered as a UK charity in 2004.
The National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) was established under UNESCO initiatives by the Federal Government of Nigeria in September 1992 as the Science and Technology (S&T) Policy Research and Training Centre of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. NACETEM also plays a critical role of technology management in the overall development process of the West African sub-region. This is a fundamental part of Government strategy for evolving international collaboration and industrial competitiveness.
The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) is an office of both Houses of the UK Parliament with 20 years experience of briefing UK Parliamentarians to keep them informed about public policy issues related to science and technology. POST’s popular 4 page briefing papers provide readers with clear and balanced synopses of diverse topics, ranging from cybercrime to energy security. POST also runs well attended seminars and workshops as well as offering support to parliamentary select committees and acting as a link between UK Parliamentarians and the external scientific community. POST’s extensive of experience at the interface between research and policy and its practical understanding of how to stimulate demand for research information amongst policymakers is also of value at an international level. POST participates in many collaborative activities with overseas parliaments and is an active member of the European Parliamentary Technology Assessment network. POST is also currently collaborating with the Parliament of Uganda to strengthen its capacity to handle scientific and technological issues. This collaboration has involved extensive research into how effectively the Parliament of Uganda handles scientific and technological evidence, as well as a range of training and networking activities for staff and Parliamentarians
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Its breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.
- Evidence Informed Policy Briefs Workhops at country level to support the development of Evidence Informed Policy Briefs.
- National Deliberative Dialogue to reinforce the roles that EVIPNet country teams play in their respective ministries of health in term of policy development and implementation
- Monitoring and evaluation methods.
The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research aims to promote the generation and use of health policy and systems research (HPSR) as a means to improve health and health systems in developing countries. The Alliance pursues this goal by developing and harnessing existing methods and approaches to improve both the quality of research and its ultimate uptake.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is the UK Government Department responsible for promoting development and the reduction of poverty. DFID has a strong commitment to commissioning world class research which directly improves people’s lives, and ensuring that it is readily available to those who can use it around the world. DFID also aims to use the best evidence, from any source, in its own decisions, and to evaluate programmes so that we can learn lessons from them. DFID are a major funder of INASP’s Evidence-Informed Policy Making programme.
African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a not for profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to facilitate the translation of research knowledge into policy and practice, and thus influence resource allocation, with the end result of Africa’s development. AFIDEP seeks to achieve this through generation, synthesis, and translation of policy-oriented knowledge and active promotion of its utilisation to improve development policies and programmes in Africa. AFIDEP’s activities therefore comprise of four key areas in the themes of reproductive health, population and sustainable development: knowledge generation to fill identified gaps; facilitating scale-up of effective approaches; conducting evidence-based advocacy by proactively and consistently engaging with policymakers and other decision-makers at national, regional, and international levels; and optimizing the capacity of local advocates, researchers and policymakers in knowledge generation, translation, and application.