Promoting Clinical Trials in Africa through Harmonized Stakeholder Engagement
The Clinical Trials Community is a programme of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), an initiative of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) supported by global partners. The CTC’s goal is to increase the level of Clinical Trial investments in Africa by increasing the visibility of the African clinical trialists and sites and making transparent and accessible individual country regulatory and ethics procedures to inform decision making by sponsors.Other key objectives of the programme include:
Meeting User Needs
Key platform features were informed by stakeholder engagement meetings held across the continent. Key stakeholders include;
Stakeholder Engagement, Needs Assessment and User requirements gathering
The Academy hosted seven consultative workshops for scientists, international clinical researchers, biopharma representatives, product development partners (PDPs), and African regulatory representatives across the continent to gather the user requirements. Stakeholder engagement has also been key to get buy-in and to establish the structure and format of this collaborative platform.
The meetings were conducted across the continent as shown in the below:
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