Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era, 9-11 October 2019, Brasilia, DF - Brazil

14 March, 2019

(On behalf of PAHO/WHO Equity, Health and Human Development – Lista Equidad)

SAVE THE DATE: Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era, 9-11 October 2019, Brasilia, DF - Brazil

PAHO/WHO Equity, Health and Human Development – Lista Equidad

WHEN: 9 – 11 October 2019

WHERE: Brasília, DF - Brazil

HOSTS: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ Brasília, D.F. - Brazil) and the Centre for Informed Health Choices, Norwegian Institute of Public Health

Key dates:

- The call to suggest themes for the Symposium will open on 4 March 2019

- Interest expression for attendance of the Virtual Symposium will open on 4 March 2019

- Call for abstracts and workshops will open on 11 March 2019

- Submission deadline for abstracts and workshops will be 30 April 2019

General Information

Multisectoral action is needed to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such action requires a deep and contextualized understanding of the needs, views and experiences of a wide range of stakeholders. It also requires an in-depth understanding of how policies impact on different groups and sectors, and on equity and social inclusion. Qualitative research can play a critical role in providing this type of evidence, and in ensuring the representation of diverse voices.

At the first Symposium on using qualitative evidence to inform decisions in the SDG era, we will advance conversations and collaborations on innovative ways of using qualitative evidence to broaden and humanise decision and policy-making processes to achieve the SDGs. We will also explore the tools and methods needed to support the translation of qualitative evidence into policy and practice. In addition, we will examine ways of strengthening capacity in this area, particularly in the global South. As well as face-to-face participation, we will also provide virtual participation options through a linked ‘virtual Symposium’.

Through the Symposium, we will bring together scholars, evidence users, evidence brokers, research commissioners and other stakeholders who are interested in producing or using evidence from qualitative research in decision processes across sectors – education, the environment, health, social development, welfare and human rights – and also across levels from local to global. By participating, you will be able to share with a multisectoral community your experiences and ideas on using qualitative evidence to support decision making.

Sharing knowledge and experiences, exploring innovative approaches, and learning from different sectors and disciplines through dialogue will be central to this Symposium. Approaches such as World Café and Open Space Technology will be used to maximise participation, alongside strategic keynote sessions focusing on new methods, applications and approaches. We will also offer training opportunities both before and during the gathering.

Website

https://qesymposium.org/

Draft Symposium Program

https://qesymposium.org/programme/

Further Information (contact)

For more information contact the Symposium organizers. Email: qesymposium2019@qesymposium.org.

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