Since its launch in March 2015, Supporting Policy Engagement for Evidence-based Decisions for Universal Health Coverage in Uganda (SPEED) Project has contributed to strengthening capacity for policy analysis, advice and influence at Makerere University School of Public Health and partner institutions to accelerating progress towards universal health coverage and health systems resilience in Uganda. SPEED Project has implemented its activities in Uganda and beyond through five main activity clusters – 1) strengthening resources and expertise for policy analysis; 2) knowledge generation, 3) stakeholder identification and engagements; 4) support for policy development and 5) monitoring selected policy implementation arrangements. A lot has been done, many lessons learned by the SPEED team some of which are beyond the project objectives, but are worth documenting.
Thursday 6th February 2020, the SPEED team and key stakeholders convened in Kampala to document project experiences; good practices, lessons learned and challenges. Participants shared experiences on different aspects of the project including 1) Capacity building of individuals and institutions, 2) Policy engagement at national, sub-national, and international level, 3) Project management and, 4) Opportunities SPEED opened up or presented to implementation teams and others at institutional and individual levels.
Different types of publications are being developed out of this exercise.
Some of the participants brainstorming on key lessons highlighted by their colleagues about SPEED Project
Some of the participants brainstorming on key lessons highlighted by their colleagues during a merry-go-round session
A group photo of participants who attended the SPEED capitalization workshop