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Campbell South Asia Webinar Series

July 17 @ 4:00 pm 5:15 pm

This webinar series aims to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange among its participants, enhancing the practice and application of evidence synthesis in policy-making. By bringing together leading experts for in-depth discussions, the series aspires to drive the evolution of evidence synthesis methodologies, improving research quality and impact across various fields. It serves as a platform for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share best practices, innovative approaches, and tackle challenges within the realm of evidence synthesis.


• To delve into and debate advanced evidence synthesis methodologies, knowledge brokering, interdisciplinary collaborations, and capacity enhancement.

• To broaden the reach of CSA by leveraging the webinar series and forming partnerships with organizations possessing convening power over diverse audiences.


Targeted at researchers, professionals, policymakers, practitioners, and students, this series is ideal for anyone engaged in evidence synthesis across healthcare, social sciences, and public policy sectors.


The webinars will address various pivotal aspects of evidence synthesis, including:

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: Examining the progression and obstacles in executing comprehensive systematic reviews.

Qualitative Evidence Synthesis: Debating the techniques for amalgamating findings from qualitative studies.

Network Meta-Analysis: Showcasing sophisticated statistical methods for integrating evidence across multiple sources.

Technology in Evidence Synthesis: Assessing the impact of technology and automation in refining the evidence synthesis process.

Knowledge Brokering: Exploring innovative methods to facilitate evidence usage in decision-making processes.

Scheduled on a monthly basis, each 75-minute webinar will incorporate presentations, discussions, and interactive elements:

Practical Sessions: Hands-on training focusing on evidence synthesis practices, including effective search strategies, spanning approximately 50 minutes with each presentation lasting about 20 minutes.

Q&A Sessions: A dedicated 10-minute segment for attendees to pose questions and engage directly with speakers.

Join the Movement: Our webinar series is free and open to anyone interested in evidence-based policy making, including researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and students. We value the diversity of voices and perspectives in our discussions.

Get Involved: If your work aligns with our goals, we’d love to hear from you. We’re open to webinar topic suggestions, presentations, and collaborations. Reach out to explore how you can share your expertise with our community.

Stay Updated: Follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates, upcoming webinar information, and opportunities to engage with the Campbell South Asia community. Let’s work together towards a more evidence-informed South Asia, driving change through evidence-based policy making.

Here’s the agenda for the forthcoming months:

Date & TimeTopicSpeakersHostCo-hostChairRegistration and Google Meet Link
20 March, Wednesday
4:00- 5:15 pm
Small n impact evaluationsSpeaker 1 – Introduce the topic of small n impact evaluation (10 Mins)- Prof. Howard White

Speaker 2 -Introduce the IOB study, and assessment tool and discuss what makes a good small n evaluation (15 Minus)- Hikari Umezawa

Speaker 3 – The evolving role of stakeholders over statistics for evidence synthesis and learning perspective to inform programs. ( 25 Minutes) – Kezia Yonzon (Practice Co-Lead- Sambodhi)
CSA/GDNSambodhiDr. Bhumika TVRegister here

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24 April, Wednesday 4:00- 5:15 pmIntroduction to Mixed Methods Evidence SynthesisSpeaker 1 – Prof. Howard White (Director of Evaluation & Evidence Synthesis, GDN)
Speaker 2 –
Dr. Meenu Singh (Co-chair, Cochrane India Network | AIIMS, Rishikesh)
CSA/GDNCochrane IndiaDr. Sureshkumar Kamalakannan
(Co-Director of Cochrane Affiliate for Public Health and Disability)
Register here

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15 May, Wednesday 4:00- 5:15 pmWater, Sanitation and HygieneSpeaker 1 Dr. Hugh Sharma Waddington (Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Speaker 2 – Dr. Raymond Guiteras (J-PAL Affiliated Professor, North Carolina State University)
CSA/GDNJ-PALUrvashi Wattal, Associate Director Policy, J-PAL South AsiaRegister here

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19 June, Wednesday 4:00- 5:15 pmEvidence for People with DisabilitiesSpeaker 1 – Dr. Ashrita Saran (Deputy Director, Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis Programme, Global Development Network)

Speaker 2 – Dr. GVS Murthy (President, Pragyaan Sustainable Health Outcomes Foundation) and Dr. Sureshkumar Kamalakannan, (Co-Director, Cochrane Affiliate for Public Health and Disability)
CSA/GDNPRASHO FoundationDr Geeta Chopra, Professor in Human Development & Childhood Studies, University of DelhiRegister here

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Zoom passcode: 633622
17 July, Wednesday 4:00- 5:15 pmEvidence on AnemiaSpeaker 1 – Dr. Neha Gupta, Evidence Synthesis Specialist, Campbell South Asia

Speaker 2 – Dr. Vaishali Deshmukh, Senior Programme Officer, The INCLEN
CSA/GDNINCLEN TrustProf. (Dr.) N.K. Arora, Executive Director, The INCLEN TrustRegister here

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