Developing Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) is a three year scheme, funded by DFID that aims to provide direct support to 24 selected universities from Eastern, Western and Southern Africa as they work together to improve research uptake capacity, i.e. strengthening the capacity of policy makers in the use of research evidence. It consists of a partnership between the Association of Commonwealth Universities and institutions. In Uganda, the scheme is implemented by Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), Makerere in collaboration with Uganda National Council of Science and Technology (UNCST) and Civil Service College Uganda (CSCU).
The training is targeting participant’s who need to develop their ability to source or judge the evidence for policy decisions by taking advantage of available research in their day to day work.