The GESI Secretariat coordinated a workshop that focused on building capacity in conducting systematic reviews from different angles:
Sandy Oliver, from the Eppi-Centre, explained the different Capacity Building frameworks in conducting systematic reviews.
Lama Bou Karroum and Racha Fadlallah, from the Centre on Systematic Reviews on Health Policy & Systems Research (SPARK), showcased SPARK's experience in building this type of capacity from the health policy and systems research angle.
Biljana Macura, from MISTRA-EviEM, Stockholm Environmental Institute, elaborated on the experience in the Environmental field.
Ruth Stewart, from the African Evidence Network (AEN), presented the findings of the survey on the existing capacity in conducting systematic reviews of the AEN members.
Ekwaro Obuku, from the African Center for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University in Kampala, shared the centre's experience of doing the work in Uganda.
After the short presentations, participants from the GESI Network and outside the GESI Network shared their own experience and brainstormed ideas they could use back in their centres.