Members of the GDNet team share experiences of using social media to engage with Southern researchers and support uptake of their research.
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on newsletters during the week…
The Think Tank Initiative have recently published 48 stories of influence to document the changes their work is supporting. This blog (1of2) reflects on the approach used to develop these and other stories of influence.
Costantine Shirati, Communications Officer at the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization (Tanzania) shares reflections on the role of information partners in supporting policy influence.
Originally a national chapter of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, ATPS-Tanzania is now registered independently in Tanzania as the…
Betty Paton talks to the Regional Director of the Inter-Press Service (IPS) Africa, Kudzai Makombe, on her thoughts about the rise of social media and the smartphone across the continent.
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.
In this post, Alex Gwyther reflects on the valuable work of UKCDS in building a body of knowledge around the evaluation of research impact. He goes onto highlighting a series of resources produced by UKCDS to help guide people through this complex area.
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.
We love to gather new opinions and insights into approaches to research uptake and dissemination. This week, I was fortunate to grab a Q&A with David Girling on social media.
There are many (brilliant and essential) initiatives around better linking academic research and policy such as 3ie, DRUSSA and Research Impact. However it is not just research-generated ‘knowledge’ that does and should inform development policy.