Geoff Barnard’s (CDKN) keynote presentation focused on how to survive and thrive in what he called the ‘Knowledge Pond’ – the community of practice associated with knowledge sharing and research communication.
DFID/AusAid Research Communication and Uptake Workshop
This is an overview of the workshop that took place in London on November 29 and 30, 2010 entitled Improving the impact of development research through better research communication and uptake.
Nalaka Gunawardene from TVE Asia Pacific describe how the media landscape has been changing substantially in recent years, He also describes how research and media could improve the way they work together.
Eliya Zulu from the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) talks about the challenges of communicating development research across Africa
Musawen Sinebare from the National Research Institute in Papua New Guinea describes the challenges he faces in communicating research to policy makers and practitioners.
Ann Waters-Bayer talks about the dangers of talking about the dangers of placing local knowledge and evidence at two different ends of the spectrum.
Geoff Barnard (Climate and Development Knowledge Network) looks at how approaches to research communication have evolved since the mid-1990′s. He goes on to advise how to survive and thrive in the increasingly crowded ‘knowledge pond’.
Ananya Raihan (Development Research Network) introduces the Bangladesh Online research Network, which is a research portal containing 81 research categories.
In the UK, there is a sophisticated research department within Whitehall which is on hand to inform British policymaking. Not all governments have this facility at their beck and call.
Celia Reyes form the Philippine Institute for Development Studies refects on the challenges for researchers to communicate their research. She also shares some advises on how to overcome these challenges