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.
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.
Paula Fray outlines four critical questions which think tanks and other organizations should answer when seeking to engage the media around policy research in the African context.
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.
James Georgalakis offers insight from a series of workshops in Nepal, as part of the Think Tanks Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Programme, on the development of institutional level engagement strategies.
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.
Nick Benequista argues that think tanks strategic focus, on either supporting evidence-based policies or enhancing public policy decision-making, shapes the way they should be communicating and engaging with stakeholders.