TheThink Tank Initiative seeks to fill the position of Senior Program Officer for Knowledge Translation. This key role is in managing and providing the knowledge function for the Initiative, with a focus on strategic engagement and communications.
16 October 2014
Gifi Nadi provides some top tips on developing productive and valauble relationships with mentors and outlines how to harness and make the most of their knowledge and experience.
6 October 2014
R2A is excited to announce the launch of a new quarterly Guest Editor position. Applications are now open for Guest Editors who will have editorial responsibility over content displayed on the website for a 4 month period.
26 September 2014
In this post, Anton Tsvetov outlines 5 tips for researchers who would like to be approached more often by the media for expert comment and opinion.
19 September 2014
The Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program is hosting a Virtual Write Shop on “Writing letters to the editor that get published.”
18 September 2014
In his second podcast this week, Andrew Clappison (R2A and CommsConsult) explains how your theory of change can be adapted into an effective means of monitoring and evaluating your success.
Communicating clearly and coherently is essential if non-technical audiences are to understand the significance of research findings. This post charts the changes CSTEP made to improve its research communications.
Access to peer reviewed literature is a very important element in planning, designing and carrying out research. This resource developed as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communications Program, provides useful tips on open access resources.
As part of the TTI-PEC Program, IEG (India) focused on responding to three key engagement challenges: organizing research evidence for real-time mobilization; communicating complex economic concepts and ideas in a popular format without diluting the meaning; and building an audience.
As part of the Think Tank Policy Engagement and Communications Programme, Susan Koshy from the Institute of Development Studies and Practical Action Consulting, explores how three South Asian think tanks are redefining existing ways of doing research engagement and communication using an experimental mind-set.
CEDA highlights one of three radio programmes co-produced with CORAPE and Anaité Vergas. The programmes helped CEDA to influence the wider community to engage in the policy processes, and also enabled CEDA staff to learn how to create policy-related communications in a radio format.
Honduras think tank FOSDEH has developed an institutional “theory of change” tool to improve their strategic planning in a highly complex and changing context. Theory of change is helping FOSEDH establish clear routes and strategies, identify relevant stakeholders and evaluate the social impact of their interventions.
Bolivian think tank Fundación ARU shares training resources they used in a strategic planning workshop to discuss the institution’s strategic goals, activities and outcomes.
This blog is part of a showcase of exhibits from Latin American think tanks participating in the Think Tank Initiative’s…
FUSADES has started implementing a stakeholder mapping methodology called “The Tipping Point” (developed by Yolanda Talavera) to map the key stakeholders according to research topics and strategic initiatives.
The PEC Programme facilitated the analysis of internal communication strategies and resulted in the decision of using a Facebook closed group for supporting the organizations’ internal communication.
IDS are seeking to recruit a Director of Communications and Impact, to implement new strategies that will ensure that the Institute’s research is integrated throughout with innovative, high-impact communications and knowledge mobilisation.