Posts Tagged "capacity building"

Lesson #9: Engaging others in co-producing knowledge strengthens capacity building

Lesson #9: Engaging others in co-producing knowledge strengthens capacity building

Opening up the field of work to a large and diverse universe of individuals and organisations enables the co-production of knowledge that is relevant and useful, fosters a deep understanding of the complexity of applying knowledge on the field and…

Capacity building -from our Topic Guide

Capacity building -from our Topic Guide

[Editor’s note: This post is the last one of a series that introduced our Topic Guide. Please feel free to check the insight our Topic Guide offers on how research agendas are produced, on the politics of how research is…

Lesson #5: Criteria for selecting participants: link them with the scope, nature, goals and guiding principles of your capacity building endeavor

Lesson #5: Criteria for selecting participants: link them with the scope, nature, goals and guiding principles of your capacity building endeavor

This reflection is part of the 20 lessons included in the paper Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and policy in Latin America The next set of lessons to be shared here will be focused in what some consider…

Personal change: the underlying goal of capacity building

Personal change: the underlying goal of capacity building

[Editor’s Note: Hans Gutbrod is a consultant and think tank researcher with a special interest in capacity building. Hans has worked with research organizations in a broad variety of contexts, is currently working with the anticorruption commission of East Timor,…

The appeal and seduction of empathy and sympathy in capacity building

The appeal and seduction of empathy and sympathy in capacity building

[Editor’s note: Goran Buildoski is Director of the Think Tank Fund at the Open Society Foundations]. Capacity building of think tanks is about advancing  knowledge, gaining skills, and acquiring competencies. As such, it sounds very technical and mechanical. However, in…

Lesson #4: think about, agree and discuss widely to establish capacity building objectives

Lesson #4: think about, agree and discuss widely to establish capacity building objectives

This reflection is part of the 20 lessons included in the paper Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and policy in Latin America Throughout the six years of work within our programme Spaces for Engagement, we used to define very specific…

Results from our survey on Capacity Building

Results from our survey on Capacity Building

Together with Vanesa Weyrauch, we recently carried out a survey aimed at informing Politics & Ideas and its partners in the process of formulating a new long-term capacity development strategy. This strategy should enable us to focus our contribution to…

What are your thoughts on Capacity Building?

What are your thoughts on Capacity Building?

Politics & Ideas welcomes  you to answer a short survey which aims to inform our future capacity building efforts and those of our partners. We would really appreciate your thoughts on this! Based on the ‘Lessons learned on promoting better links between research and…

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…