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Monday, September 26 • 9:00am - 11:00am
(REF 26162) The role of funders in enabling equitable research partnerships for development

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https://www.ukcdr.org.uk/resource/event-the-role-of-funders-in-enabling-equitable-research-partnerships-for-development/

The objective of this session is to discuss and identify practical ways in which research funders and institutions across the world can embed equity in international scientific collaboration to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Equitable partnerships improve the focus and quality of research, ensuring greater alignment with development priorities and improved research uptake. Equitable partnerships are based on mutual participation, respect, responsibility and benefits with equal value placed on each partners contribution. However, power dynamics and other factors, particularly between Northern and Southern organisations, create challenges in achieving equity within partnerships, impacting the extent to which Southern partners can shape research priorities and how research evidence is used to advance development.

Recognising this challenge, the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and ESSENCE on Health initiative, are hosting a panel discussion including research funders from the Global South and North alongside delegates to:
  • Share learning about good practices in supporting equitable research partnerships
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to equity in the global research system
  • Identify changes that funders and research institutions can make
  • Strengthen consensus on prioritizing equity in international scientific collaboration

Discussion will be based around a newly launched good practice document developed by a global taskforce of research funders: Four Approaches to Supporting Equitable Research Partnerships (2022). This session will raise awareness of this resource amongst the science for development community, promoting prioritisation of equitable research partnerships as a means of supporting an enabling environment for research uptake and impact towards the SDGs.

This session will be a virtual webinar delivered via Zoom with a moderator facilitating the panel discussion and the participation of delegates in the conversation.

Moderator: Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization
Panelists:
  • Dr Julia Kemp, Deputy Director, Research and Evidence Directorate, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
  • Edson Faria, Administrador Financeiro, Fundo Nacional de Investigação, Mozambique
  • Karine Kålsås, Senior Adviser, Norges forskningsråd (Norwegian Research Council)
  • Rodrigo Correra-Oliveira, Vice-president for Research and Biological Collections, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil

Speakers
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Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Soumya Swaminathan is Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). She previous served as WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes. A paediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience... Read More →
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Rodrigo Correra-Oliveira

Vice-president, Research and Biological Collections, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil
Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira Ph.D. is a Professor of Immunology and Vice-President for Research and Biological Collections at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz _ FIOCRUZ. He was the Director of Instituto René Rachou Fiocruz where he was also the Head of the laboratory of Cellular and Molecular... Read More →
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Julia Kemp

Deputy Director Research, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Dr Julia Kemp is Deputy Director Research at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Part of the Research and Evidence Directorate, her Department leads FCDO’s portfolio of outcome focussed global public goods research that addresses complex international development... Read More →
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Karine Kålsås

Senior Adviser and Coordinator of Global Health, The Research Council Of Norway
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Edson Faria

Administrador Financeiro, Fundo Nacional de Investigação, Mozambique

Conveners
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Garry Aslanyan

Manager, Partnerships and Governance, TDR, World Health Organization
As Manager of Partnerships and Governance, Dr Garry Aslanyan is responsible for TDR's wide range of engagements with global health stakeholders, including mobilizing programme resources and TDR's governing bodies. TDR has a unique relationship with co-sponsors: UNICEF, World Bank... Read More →
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Maggy Heintz

Executive Director, UKCDR
Maggy Heintz is Executive Director of UKCDR, the UK Collaborative on Development Research. In her role, she provides high-level engagement, strategic coordination and supports best practice amongst the UK main funders of international development research.Prior to UKCDR, Maggy was... Read More →



Monday September 26, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
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