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10th Croatian Cochrane Symposium: Building Capacity for Cochrane Systematic Review Production and Dissemination

29 Jun-2018
On June 29, 208, the GESI Secretariat participated in the 10th Croatian Cochrane Symposium: Building Capacity for Cochrane Systematic Review Production and Dissemination. The GESI Secretariat held 2 presentations: 1) Self-evaluation of training capactiy: In this session, Dr. Lotfi explored described framework for capacity building in systematic reviews, and shared experiences in capacity building from the Clinical Research Institute at the American University of Beirut. Moreover, Dr. Lotfi discussed self-evaluation framework using the elements for capacity building in systematic reviews. 2) Building capacity for systematic review production: the experience of research centres in LMICs:...

Two days workshop on Systematic Reviews and Evidence and Gap Maps

12 Feb-2018
On February 12 and 13, 2018, the American University of Beirut was the venue for the “Systematic Reviews and Evidence and Gap Maps in Social Sciences” Workshop hosted by the Global Evidence Synthesis Initiative (GESI), in collaboration with the Center for Systematic Reviews on Health Policy and Systems Research (SPARK), and Campbell Collaboration. GESI had invited 2 guests to host this event at the Lebanese grounds, and they are: Dr. Jeremy Grimshaw (President of the Board, Campbell Collaboration) from Canada, and Dr. Ashrita Saran (Evidence Synthesis Specialist, Campbell Collaboration) from India. The workshop that aimed at providing an introduction to systematic review methodology and ...

GESI at GESummit2017: Workshop on Capacity Building in Conducting Systematic Reviews

15 Sep-2017
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 f...

GESI Network meeting at GESummit2017

15 Sep-2017
GESI Network held its first face-to-face meeting as part of the GESI activities at the Global Evidence Summit 2017, Cape Town.  The meeting included GESI Network members who attended the summit, and aimed to introduce the members to each other and to the GESI Secretariat team. Moreover, members gave feedback on the online capacity building activities that the GESI Secretariat is providing to the GESI Network (GESI-Cochrane Learning Live webinar series & GESI Webinar series), and on the opportunities that the GESI Secretariat is sharing with the GESI Network.  The GESI Secretariat team opened space for the GESI Network members to communicate ideas and suggestions on how GESI can support...

Global Evidence Summit 2017

13 Sep-2017
The Global Evidence Summit will be the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines-International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create the premiere event in evidence-based policy.  The GESummit will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information, visit http://www.globalevidencesummit.org/about-summit   

Bursaries available for the Global Evidence Summit by Campbell Collaboration

13 Sep-2017
The Campbell Collaboration will, with the support of the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs, provide bursaries for up to ten participants who are nationals of, and working or studying in, sub Saharan Africa. Employees of international organizations are not eligible. Students studying overseas are not eligible. For more information: https://www.campbellcollaboration.org/news-and-events/events/global-evidence-summit/bursaries-available.html
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