This publication is an output from a project funded by Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of developing countries as it shares information on research, promote and development communication methods and scientific advocacy.
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.
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.
In this post, Henna Mahmood introduces the Policy Engagement and Communications Programme, launched in Anglophone Africa to assist think tanks in strengthening their policy engagement and impact.
The Policy Engagement & Communication (PEC) Program is a 1 year programme based on a mentorship model for highly engaged support, this think piece focuses on the interim lessons from the first six months of the programme.
In the Summer of 2005, I can remember watching a report during the evening news on the state run national…
There has been a great deal of interest in recent years in supporting evidence-informed policymaking in developing countries. In particular,…