Role at International Level
Anchored by hubs with projects and activities in various locations around the world, ICARS will play a key role in the delivery of the UN General Assembly Antimicrobial Resistance Resolutions agreed in September 2016, the Global Action Plan and international strategies and agendas.
ICARS will do so by filling some of the gaps highlighted in the United Nations Interagency (IACG) Recommendations on Antimicrobial Resistance from April 2019 calling for independent evidence synthesis, reports on the science and evidence related to antimicrobial resistance, its impacts and future risks, and recommendations for adaptation and mitigation, as well as the newly published report from the World Bank calling for implementation research to bridge knowledge and actions in low- and middle-income countries.
ICARS will not develop policies or duplicate the efforts of existing antimicrobial resistance initiatives and programmes in low- and middle-income countries but will add value by collaborating to identify gaps that ICARS can fill or where work can be conducted in partnership with others to deliver on common objectives.
What ICARS will do
ICARS will work with policy-makers and international experts to feed into the wider international efforts by producing independent evidence synthesis, assessments, and reports. Output may highlight gaps, provide recommendations, practical knowledge and case studies including process and impact evaluations and the results will add to the existing global efforts on antimicrobial resistance.
ICARS will aim at making the knowledge, evidence, and solutions generated from ICARS' projects openly accessible and available in open global repositories. Outputs will be communicated to different stakeholders to increase awareness, and advocate for action to implement the solutions identified.
How ICARS will Operate
ICARS will actively engage with other stakeholders including the Tripartite (WHO, FAO, OIE), UNEP and other United Nations/international organisations, governments, organisations and research institutions to determine analyses needed to support policy decision making. Working in partnership, ICARS will execute such analyses internally or commission the work. Conducting its work, ICARS will create evidence-based solutions that will feed into the effort and activities of the Tripartite.
Who do We Want to Work With?
ICARS will support low- and middle-income countries in implementing aspects of their antimicrobial resistance national action plans, international policies and standards, and address specific country priorities and emerging challenges.
We hope to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders: