Members of the GDNet team share experiences of using social media to engage with Southern researchers and support uptake of their research.
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.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on newsletters during the week…
In this spotlight interview, Sola Oluwadare, Communications Manager at the AfriHeritage Institution in Nigeria, shares his experience with the TTI PEC project and his views on the changing communications landscape.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on blogs and op-eds during…
From June to September 2014, the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC) programme is organizing four virtual write-shops on how to write different communications products.
Henna Mahmood reflects on what worked and what didn’t in terms of peer learning during the recent TTI PEC programme workshop in Nairobi – Offering useful insights for others looking to facilitate similar events.
In her first contribution to R2A, Vanesa Weyrauch exaplains how webinars were used to explore with think tanks in Latin America how strategic communications could enhance there policy engagement efforts.
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.
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 mid-July, twelve Anglophone African think tanks convened to explore their shared challenges around policy influence. This represented the first step on a yearlong process to improve their policy leverage.