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2 May 2016
DRUSSA Blogs
It`s Happening Here Research Uptake Activities at Moi University: Disseminating Research Findings

At the Research Communication workshop held in Johannesburg, South Africa recently, DRUSSA.net caught up with Silvia Matum and Luke Kibitok to talk about Research Uptake (RU) and dissemination activities at Moi University, as well as current and future training in RU for researchers.

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RUM in Action Sustainable Research Uptake Capacity at the DRUSSA Universities

The DRUSSA Programme is delighted to introduce the 2016 DRUSSA Benchmarking Survey Report, the third (and the final) such report in the series. It provides longitudinal evidence of the levels and types of Research Uptake capacity strengthening that the DRUSSA universities have undertaken in the period 2012 – 2016.

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It`s Happening Here Legon 18 Chilli Pepper: An example of Research Uptake and Utilisation from the University of Ghana

Since its inception in 1961, the University of Ghana’s Department of Crop Science has made great strides in supporting the development of agriculture and the food industry in Ghana. It has developed many new crop varieties, including pepper (Legon 18), garden eggs (Legon 1), cowpea (Legon prolific) and sweet potato (Freema) which are widely used by farmers in Ghana. The legon 18 pepper variety is a great example of the success of the Department in promoting Research Uptake.

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RUM in Action DRUSSA Fellowship: working with the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana

As part of our series of interviews with DRUSSA Fellows, we talked to Dr Rose Omari, who has been appointed as a Fellow in the Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD) Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Ghana. The Fellowships are a way of linking the supply (universities) and demand (government) side of Research Uptake and her placement allows WIAD in-house access to research expertise from the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) – which is one of the thirteen research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Ghana.

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It`s Happening Here Communication Strategy to Strengthen Uptake of Research and Innovation

The premise behind the Makerere University Research and Innovations Communication Strategy was the realisation that there was a missing link in the various ‘research policies’ at Makerere University. The policies did not clearly stipulate the linkages between knowledge production and knowledge use. The RIC Strategy sets out the framework for systematically communicating and disseminating Makerere’s robust research output so as to enhance its uptake by various end users. 

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