Role at International Level
With projects and activities in various locations around the world, ICARS aims to 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.
At international level, ICARS fills 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. We are also building on World Bank Report calling for Implementation Research to bridge knowledge and actions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
ICARS does not develop policies or duplicate the efforts of existing antimicrobial resistance initiatives and programmes in low- and middle-income countries. We add value by supporting the implementation of National Action Plans for mitigating AMR.
We work with policymakers and international experts to feed into the wider international efforts by producing independent evidence synthesis, assessments, and reports, while advocating for Implementation Research as a key tool to tackle AMR. We are also providing our expertise to build an agenda for fighting AMR at a global scale. Our contribution 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 aims at making the knowledge, evidence, and solutions generated from ICARS' projects openly accessible and available in open global repositories. The output of our projects will becommunicated openly to different stakeholders in order to increase awareness and advocate for action to implement the solutions identified.
How ICARS operates
ICARS engages actively with other stakeholders including the Tripartite (WHO, FAO, OIE), UNEP and other United Nations/international organisations, governments and research institutions to determine which interventions are needed to support policy decision-making. Working in partnership, our ultimate goal is to create evidence-based solutions that feed into the effort and activities of the Tripartite and of national actors respectively.
Who do we want to work with?
We are open to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, as shown in the figure below.