Zilper Audi, Communications Officer at IEA Kenya, summarizes IEA Kenya’s positive experience with social media as well as outlines a number of reasons why think tanks need to get on social media.
Making your research accessible
If research can’t be found, or is not easily understood by target audiences it simply does not travel, falling at the first hurdle in the process of trying to bring about change.
In his latest contribution, Roger Harris introduces a research engagement process that is supporting dialogue and exchange between disparate groups: The eBario Knowledge Fair.
How can system perspectives and complexity thinking influence the way we think about capacity development? Follow up on ‘CD2′, introduced by a team of Itad consultants and associates.
David Olson reflects on the challenges he faced in using webinars as an e-learning device as part of his work on the Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC) programme.
In this post, Anushka Wijesinha reflects upon his experiences of using Twitter as a researcher engaged in policy-focused research, arguing that it provides a valuable tool for a number of reasons – from tracking debates to communicating his research.
Julie LaFrance of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) outlines lessons learned to-date from the PEC Programme – emphasising the need for flexibility in a mentorship based model of capacity development.
In his first contribution to R2A, Robbie Gregorowski explores the latest thinking on capacity development in the field of research uptake, and introduces the concept of ‘Capacity Development 2′ – placing new emphasis on attitudinal and behavioural change.
In his latest contribution, Roger Harris explores whether the growing focus on open science actually supports knowledge utilisation or ‘open knowledge’, and as a consequence better research uptake.
Astrid Walker Bourne reflects on the views of think tanks in relation to how policy change happens, arguing that their ability to produce high quality research is as critical as their ability to connect to multiple stakeholders and nurture relationships.
Alex Ademokun provides reflections on Evidence-Informed Policy Making (EIPM) through his work on INASP’s Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI)
In this post, Jorge Benavides reflects on FUNDESA’s experience of working with the media and offers very valuable advice for researchers and think tanks looking to make the most of their media engagement.
In this post, we learn about the three golden rules for researchers when trying to inform policy, as set out by Dr. Charles Griffin