Impact 2.0 Kingston workshop draft agenda

The draft agenda for the workshop Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research & policy is now available. The workshop, an initial activity of the Expert Programme on New Mechanisms for Linking Research & Policy will be held 22-23 February in Kingston, Jamaica.

Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research & policy (1)
Expert Programme on New Mechanisms for Linking Research & Policy: Initial workshop

22-23 February 2011 – Knutsford Court Hotel – Kingston, Jamaica

Download the draft agenda as a PDF file

Agenda (Draft 18/02/11)

Day 1 – 22 February

09:00 Welcome and Introduction to the workshop agenda and methodology and explanation of the expert programme on new mechanisms for linking research & policy – Bruce Girard and Fernando Perini

09:30 Exercise: Speed Geek

10:00 Exchange with IDRC Board of Directors – Chair: Hopeton Dunn

10:00 Caribbean Knowledge Economy – Federico Burone
10:10 Introduction to the workshop and expert programme – Bruce Girard
10:25 IDRC: Research, Communication and Impact – David Malone, President, IDRC
10:40 Discussion
11:05 Launch of the Impact 2.0 iGuide – http://iGuides.comunica.org/
11:15 Coffee

11:30 Panel: Different perspectives on communicating research for policy impact – Bruce Girard, Hopeton Dunn, Hillary Nicholson. Chair: Fernando Perini

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Physi-wiki presentations: Based on material submitted prior to the workshop participants will present an editable poster with information about their research project, policy environment, and any ideas for an innovative communication activity to be addressed. Format: maximum 4 minute presentation with 3-5 minutes for comments and suggestions.

15:30 Coffee

15:45 Presentation: Communicating Tangible Abstractions: A quick intro to data visualization –  Skye Bender deMoll

16:45 Presentation: Web 2.0 for policy impact: Mapping, links and dissemination – Karel Novotný, APC.

17:45 Wrapup, recap and evaluation

18:00 – 19:30 UWI Mona Presentation of TPM IDRC Research Briefing. Chair: Mrs. Michele Thomas – Project Coordinator, Telecommunications Policy and Management (TPM) Programme, Mona School of Business, UWI

  • Opening Remarks, Introductions and Project Overview – Mrs. Michele Thomas, Project Coordinator
  • Greetings – Dr. Fernando Perini –  International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
  • Report on Preliminary Results – National ICT Indicators and Broadband Survey Professor Hopeton Dunn – TPM,  Project Director
  • Comments and Discussion
  • Closing Remarks Mrs. Michele Thomas, Project Coordinator

Day 2 – 23 February

09:00 Physi-wiki reboot – half an hour to review comments and make changes

09:30 Presentation: Elements of a communication strategy: The case of Marine Resource Governance in the Eastern Caribbean –  Lyn-Marie Deane

10:00 Group work: Participants will choose two themes to concentrate on from Web 2.0, Data visualisation, Strategic use of video, and Communication planning. They will work with one theme in the morning and the other in the afternoon

12:00 Strategic use of video – Jan Voordouw, Panos Caribbean

12:45 Lunch

14:00 Presentation: A multimedia approach to linking science and innovation to development: The case of the STEPS New Manifesto Project – Elisa Arond

14:30 Group work continues

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Discussion: Expert programme on new mechanisms for linking research & policy – reflection on the workshop and followup activities

17:15 Presentation: Workshop video on communication research 2.0 (2)

17:30 Close

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Footnotes

(1) The workshop is organised by Fundación Comunica and Panos Caribbean in collaboration with the Telecommunications Policy and Management Programme of the Mona School of Business,UWI and with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

(2) Throughout the workshop a videographer will be filming presentations and interviews with experts and participants to produce a series of videos. The first of these will be on the importance of communication to researchers.

Impact 2.0 – New mechanisms for linking research & policy1

Expert Programme on New Mechanisms for Linking Research & Policy: Initial workshop

22-23 February 2011 – Knutsford Court Hotel - Kingston, Jamaica

Agenda (Draft version 27/01/11)

Day 1 – 22 February

09:00 Welcome and Introduction to the workshop agenda and methodology and explanation of the expert programme on new mechanisms for linking research & policy – Bruce Girard and Fernando Perini

09:30 Exercise: Speed Geek

10:00 Panel: Framework, policymaker’s perspective and strategic use of media – Bruce Girard, Hopeton Dunn, Hillary Nicholson

11:15 Coffee

11:30 Exchange with IDRC Board of Directors – Chair: Hopeton Dunn

11:30 Caribbean Knowledge Economy – Federico Burone

11:40 Introduction to the workshop and expert programme – Bruce Girard

12:55 IDRC Board representative

12:10 Discussion

12:25 Launch of the Impact 2.0 iGuide – http://iGuides.comunica.org/

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Physi-wiki(cc) presentations: Based on material submitted prior to the workshop participants will present an editable poster with information about their research project, policy environment, and proposed innovative communication activity to be addressed. (prepare template, including blank space for additions, comments, etc). Format maximum 10 minute presentation with 5 minutes for comments and suggestions.

15:30 Coffee

15:45 Physi-wiki(cc) continues

16:30 Presentation: Data visualisation – What visualisation works for your data? What tools are available?2 (provisional title) – Skye Bender deMoll

17:15 Presentation: Web 2.0 for policy impact: Mapping, links and dissemination3 (provisional title) – Karel Novotný, APC.

17:45 Wrapup, recap and evaluation

18:00 UWI MONA presentation and reception of TPM-IDRC Research Briefing

18:00 Reception and refreshments

18:30 Research briefing

19:45 End of briefing

Day 2 – 23 February

09:00 Physi-wiki(cc) reboot – half an hour to review comments and make changes

09:30 Presentation: How to develop a communication strategy

10:00 Group work (open ended coffee)

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Presentation: When the Manifesto Project set out to find consensus for new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future it adopted a multimedia approach using video, audio, wikis and blogs – Elisa Arond

14:30 Groups

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Discussion: Expert programme on new mechanisms for linking research & policy

17:00 Presentation: Workshop video on communication research 2.04

17:30 Close

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1The workshop is organised by Fundación Comunica and Panos Caribbean in collaboration with the Telecommunications Policy and Management Programme of the Mona School of Business,UWI and with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

2Will look at a spectrum of data visualisation techniques, which ones suit which data types and introduce some available online tools for data visualisation.

3The focus will be on web 2.0 for links (networking and stakeholder participation) and on forms of message dissemination that are engaging, viral and include error correction.

4Throughout the workshop a videographer will be filming presentations and interviews with experts and participants to produce a series of videos. The first of these will be on the importance of communication to researchers.

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