This interactive half-day session which took place at the 2017 International Population Conference provided participants with an overview of RU and why it is important, practical examples of how the Evidence Project has incorporated RU into its activities to promote research uptake into family planning and reproductive health policy and programming, and a working session to gain practical experience developing an RU plan.
Presentations, case studies, and group exercises addressed the following questions:
- What is the gap between research and practice and how do we fill that gap?
- What is the relationship between evidence and advocacy?
- How does RU work at different stages of evidence generation?
- How can evidence be utilized to inform the scale-up of programming?