Brief About the RTAC – RAN Webinar Session
The Webinar Session is hosted by one of the RAN partners – the Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC). It is executed during a one-hour-and-a-half-long Webinar. This Webinar is aimed at bringing together all the RTAC partners/stakeholders including USAID Missions, specifically researchers from different Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to learn, relearn, and unlearn guided by the Webinar Topic.

The Topic to guide discussions during this Webinar Session is ‘Research Management Systems: Setting Up and Managing Research and Innovation Systems in HEIs in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)’.

Participants will gain an understanding of key practices and processes in setting up research and innovation systems. The session will include three presentations or what we might refer to as a Panel Discussion. It is during this presentation that three team members from the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain Africa (CARISCA) Project, implemented by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana will share a high-level presentation (50-55 minutes long) on the topic above. Thereafter, they engage participants in a discussion including a Q & A session to further augment knowledge generation and sharing.

Established in July 2018, RTAC is a global network of academic researchers, providing timely and on-demand research expertise to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote evidence-based policies and programs. Through research, specialized training, convenings, and short-term technical assistance, RTAC aims to advance the impact of USAID’s development investments in a variety of sectors, worldwide. RTAC is administered by NORC at the University of Chicago. Major subcontractors include Arizona State University (ASU), Davis Management Group, DevLab@Duke University, Forum One, the Institute for International Education (IIE), Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, Population Reference Bureau (PRB), and ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) based at Makerere University in Uganda. Details about RTAC are shared on

Established in 2012, RAN benefited from USAID funding with support from the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) of the US Global Development Lab. RAN at Makerere University is the largest multidisciplinary network of Universities (36 to date) in Africa. RAN leverages partnerships and networks, knowledge, scholarship, research, and creativity/innovation as an approach to build capabilities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), reduce vulnerabilities as well as increase development.

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