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28 June 2016
DRUSSA Blogs
It`s Happening Here Getting to know research uptake and how it has influenced my research and career

Dr. Viola Nilah Nyakato, Director of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Training and Research (IITR) at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Ugandareflects on how, through the DRUSSA Programme, in her own work as well as more broadly at the university, Research Uptake has come to the fore.

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It`s Happening Here Stakeholder Engagement at CPUT

At the recent Benchmarking Conference Prof Shaun Pather presented a paper on Stakeholder Engagement, providing both the context for stakeholder engagement at CPUT, as well as good practices in Stakeholder Engagement to facilitate Research Uptake.

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It`s Happening Here Developing Posters as a tool for Public Engagement: KNUST

At the DRUSSA Benchmarking Conference in Mauritius delegates voted for the best "Demonstrator Research Project" poster. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)  won the prize for the best presented poster and Miss Irene Sekyiwaa-Siaw from KNUST takes us through the process of developing their award winning poster. 

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It`s Happening Here Behind The Scenes: Producing A Research Uptake Communication Poster

Posters such as the Demonstrator Research Poster on “Sustainable Integrated Pond Based Aquaculture with Rice and Poultry Production” are a good way of communicating and disseminating research efforts, findings, outputs and uptake. The objective(s) of the poster must therefore be well defined with the target audience in mind. This usually informs the style of the poster presentation. Prof. Oyeronke A. Odunola from the University of Ibadan tells us how they developed their award winning poster.

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It`s Happening Here African Research and Innovation Management Associations (RIMAs) plans for the Professionalisation of Research Management

A National Research Foundation (SA) study of research management based on scholarly evidence, case studies and a review of institutional performance indicators concludes that research managers are enablers of research. And in a presentation at the recent Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) conference, Garry Asalayan of the World Health Organisation – Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR)  commented that from research and aid granting funders’ perspective, the role of research managers is recognized as a necessary cross-cutting activity that positively affects the results, outcomes and value for money.

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