Zoom meeting held for project collaboration

Zoom meeting held for project collaboration

336559370 521257946879287 3583089917985755931 nWallaga University held zoom meeting with African Population and Health Research Ceter (APHRC), based in Nairobi Kenya.

Wallaga University's top managemet and members of Institutes of Health Science (IHS, WU) held zoom meeting following Dr. Hasan's letter of request and commitment to collaborate with African Population and Health Research Ceter (APHRC), based in Nairobi Kenya, in a project_ Gates Catalyze Impact Project in Research and related Capacity Strengthening funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It is to be recalled that Wallega University is categorized as University of Applied Science in a recent categorization of Ethiopian Public Universities. To realize its mission, it has set different strategic themes in its mid-term (three years) development plan in relation research, one of which is ''Excellence in Applied and Implementation Research.''

To this end, the University has been searching for strategic partnerships and collaboration both at national and international levels to position it to compete for successful funding and supporting its staff to be successful consortium leaders.

342200290 245044721346937 1896880073216923225 nCatalyze Impact Initiative is about to fully embrace African needs and scale up implementation research (IR) and research and development (R&D) in an integrated concept to better link research and practice to accelerate the development and delivery to public goods and services such as improved health outcomes.

Among the initiative's objectives are greater visibility for African researchers, academic and research institutions as generators of research evidence and innovations and drivers of adoption of research evidence for decision making and policy changes; and cross cutting continent wide platforms accessible to researchers and academics in Africa for learning and knowledge exchange; greater data access and use; strengthening IR and R&D practice and fostering faster uptake of innovations.

Our University's management has thanked APHRC for its interest to work with Wallaga University and expressed its commitment and readiness to take part in the project. The University has also confirmed that it has already accumulated ample experience of managing big grants.

While confirming that the ''Gates Catalyze Impact Project in Research and related Capacity Strengthening'' is in line with the Institute's identified thematic areas, IHS, WU, assured APHRC that it will make further assessment of institutional capacity as per the projects guideline.

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