Friday, June 5, 2015

What is DRUSSA?

The Development Research Up-take in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) is a program committed to strengthening research uptake capacity and participation in the international development research
system in 24 sub-Saharan universities across 12 countries. The goal is to improve accessibility and
utilization of locally relevant research evidence to inform national and global development policy
and practice. DRUSSA also works towards strengthening the capacity of policy makers in Uganda and Ghana to use research evidence. The programme is hosted by Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).
The participating Ministries in Uganda are:

● Ministry of Education and Sports
● Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
● Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

DRUSSA supports a Fellowship programme which is part of a broader suite of new activities being undertaken to strengthen the capacity of policy makers in Ghana and Uganda to use research evidence and foster greater collaboration with researchers. The programme seeks to raise the level of discussion around research evidence at senior ministry levels, equip technical sta ff  with practical skills and support senior civil servants as they begin to encourage a culture of evidence-informed approaches to policy making and policy implementation. The policy fellows will be central to ensuring the success of the programme.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to hear about this wonderful program, please post more information about how one can benefit from DRUSSA. Thanks.