Posts Tagged "Communications"

Should we start building a ‘networked communications’ culture?

Should we start building a ‘networked communications’ culture?

We are ready to re-frame the way we think and talk about how communications can contribute for research to inform public policies. We need to think more about ‘networked communications’, which means communicating with others, instead of crafting plans, strategies…

FREE Webinar: Never mind the research piece! Communicating in policy environments

FREE Webinar: Never mind the research piece! Communicating in policy environments

Join us on March 18 at 2 p.m. GMT for a FREE webinar by Politics&Ideas and CIPPEC (with the support of GDNet) on how to re-think our current focus in research communications. We will propose to de-centre it from the…

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 #3: Continuously reformat your research findings- if you really want them to be used

Lesson #3: Continuously reformat your research findings- if you really want them to be used

Lesson #3: Traditional research formats and your own communications channels allow you to build and strengthen your reputation on the field but continuously reformat your research findings according to where you are and with whom- if you really want them…

Consider influence before doing the research

Consider influence before doing the research

[Editor’s note: This post stems from a rich conversation about how research can have an impact with Roger Harris while sharing our respective chapters for an upcoming book on Information Technologies and its impact. He shares an initial literature review…

The communication of research: insights from our Topic Guide

The communication of research: insights from our Topic Guide

The communication of research is a subject that concerns many in the policy research communities across the developing world. The subject is extensive and covers more than just the channels and tools that research centres and other similar organisations employ…

The future of think tank communications in Peru

The future of think tank communications in Peru

Two months ago, a group of UK based think tank communicators organised an event on the future of think tank communications. In response, GRADE and On Think Tanks are organising the first of several events on a similar topic. The…

Online courses as a learning opportunity

Online courses as a learning opportunity

Under the “Spaces for engagement: using knowledge to improve public decisions” programme from GDNet and CIPPEC I recently co-facilitated an online course on Research Communications. The course lasted six weeks, with an additional week for introductions. Personally, the experience was…

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…

Say no to developing new communication channels that are not linked to your core business

[Editor’s note: This Idea was shared by Laura Zommer, CIPPEC’s former Head of Communications and current Director of Chequeado.com] I was Director of communication at CIPPEC, a leading think tank in Latin America, for almost eight years. When I joined…