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R2A Webinar series: ‘A cup of tea with…’ Episode 2

By 03/02/2017

Research to Action’s second webinar in the ‘Cup of tea with…’ series will be held on Thursday 23rd of February at 14:00 GMT.

The webinar will explore the topic stakeholder engagement from the perspective of a research donor or development research funder and discuss how it can be leveraged to generate research uptake and impact. This month’s guest speaker will be Yaso Kunaratnam, Research & Policy Officer at the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS). The webinar will be facilitated by last month’s guest speaker Saskia Gent, Director of Insights for Impact.

Yaso will present findings from UKCDS’ new report ‘Striking the Balance: Between Competition, Collaboration & Impact in International Development Research Funding Calls & Programmes’ which offers a selection of insights for development funders about how to promote research uptake and impact and more effectively engage and communicate. The format will be concise and participative, starting with a twenty minute discussion between the guest speaker and facilitator, followed by a ten minute Q&A with the audience.

To sign up for the free webinar register using GoToWebinar and download the software when prompted via email. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #R2AWebinar across different social media platforms. The webinar will be recorded, with both the video recording and presentation slides and also a text summary made available after the webinar for those unable to attend.

The webinar series is being held on the last Thursday of every month, with the aim of providing a useful moment of reflection on participants’ previous week of work and any associated uptake-related opportunities or challenges. Find the topics for future webinars in the schedule below.


Webinar series schedule:

Thursday 23rd February ‘Stakeholder engagement’

Thursday 30th March ‘Capacity building’

Thursday 27th April ‘Communications’

Thursday 25th May ‘Monitoring & Evaluation’