Research coproduction is a collaborative research model: researchers work in partnership with the knowledge users who have the authority or ability to use the findings to inform decisions.

PEP supports coproduced research projects involving local experts and government institutions. We believe that when researchers have a better understanding of the users’ contexts and needs, the relevance of their findings improves. At the same time, this collaboration helps policy actors to better understand the research process and how the evidence can and should be used to inform decisions.

However, such collaborations are not without challenges, scientists and policymakers often have different interests, and different perspectives on the issues.

On October 16, PEP will host a discussion involving researchers and government representatives who have experience of coproduced research, and who will share their views on how to ensure the success of this kind of collaboration.  

Attendance is free but registration is required. Download the detailed Concept Note.

We also streamed the event live - watch again via the PEP Facebook page:

How do development partners view research coproduction?



All times UTC

12 p.m.

Welcome remarks and official opening 

12:15 p.m. 

Keynote presentation (30 min)

  • Anita Kothari, Ass. Professor, School of Health Studies, Western University, Canada
  • David Roger Walugembe, PhD Candidate, Health information science, Western University, Canada

Q&A with the audience (15 min)

Followed by a 15-minute break

1:15 p.m.

Panel discussion

  • Moderator: Matodzi Amisi, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Security Studies, South Africa

Interactive session with the audience (10 min)

Panelist presentations (30 min)

Q&A moderated discussion and open Q&A amongst panelists, keynote speakers and the audience (30 min)

2:30 p.m.

Key takeaways
2:40 p.m.

Concluding remarks from PEP leaders 

Presentation of 2020 PEP Best Practice Award winners



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