Posts Tagged "Capacity Development"

Ask a kindergarten teacher

Ask a kindergarten teacher

There are two recurrent questions that are frequently posed when devising capacity development initiatives and activities:  1) “How should topics/skills to be developed be selected?” and 2) “Which are the most relevant and promising topics/skills for CB (capacity building hereon)…

Moving our research agenda forward

Moving our research agenda forward

In the upcoming weeks we will start sharing some of the research currently being carried out as to develop our research agenda.  The objective of these documents is to build on two things: first, on our empirical understanding of the…

Online courses: a learning opportunity with a broader outreach

Online courses: a learning opportunity with a broader outreach

I have been working on the design and delivery of capacity building workshops targeted at southern researchers over the past three years. As much as I believe in the effectiveness of such trainings and their positive impact on the way…

Online training is THE thing!

Online training is THE thing!

This post was written by Ravi Murugesan, INASP  Associate,  as a response to Vanesa Weyrauch’s post titled “Is online training THE thing?” in this website. I work in the AuthorAID project at INASP, an international development charity in the UK that is dedicated…

Defining capacity building goals: a still challenging task

Defining capacity building goals: a still challenging task

Establishing objectives for capacity building initatives can become as challenging as defining how to measure their success. Let me throw out some out-of-the-box thinking first. Goals are very appealing because they are usually linked to desires, right? We are daily…

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

The Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas: Introduction

Evidence based policy has, as the Topic Guide states in its introduction, become a sort of holy grail for policymakers (in the North and the South). If the concept is difficult to fully accept in developed countries with strong professional…

A new Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas

A new Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas

Our first product is a Topic Guide on Politics and Ideas. We have worked intensely to produce it but we know that we need your help to complete our task. We want this Guide to become an opportunity for collaboration that…

Is online training THE thing?

Is online training THE thing?

For the past five years under the “Spaces for engagement: using knowledge to improve public decisions” programme from GDNet and CIPPEC we have carried out different capacity building (CB) activities using a wide range of mechanisms. We were fortunate enough…

Online course on Research communications

Online course on Research communications

Are you interested in better communicating your research to inform policymaking? Have you ever wondered whether there are any specific methodologies and approaches that could help you prioritize and focus your communication activities so that you increase possibilities of your…