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Communicating research for influence – a guide

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) has published Communicating research for influence: Strategies and challenges for bringing about change. APC reports that the guide is “based on our success stories and challenges in communicating research for influence” and that they translated their “knowledge and expertise into tips that other organisations or campaigners may find useful.”

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Online public consultation in Brazil – Interview with Fabro Steibel

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) recently published an interview with Fabro Steibel, one of the authors of the chapter on online public policy consultations, Policy, research and online public consultations in Brazil and Uruguay, published in Comunica’s recent book, Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The interview, in Spanish only, is […]

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Educación 2020 – Interview with Eduardo Araya

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) recently published an interview with Eduardo Araya, one of the authors of the chapter on Educación 2020 published in Comunica’s recent book, Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The interview, in Spanish only, is on the APC website.

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Interview on Impact 2.0

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) recently published an interview with Bruce Girard, one of the editors of Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy. The interview, in Spanish only, is on the APC website. According to APC, they will soon publish interviews with Eduardo Araya, co-author of the chapter on Educación 2020 […]

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Documenting challenges of the Blanchisseuse fishing industry

The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the University of the West Indies cooperated on a pilot project to use participatory video to help the fishers of Blanchisseuse, a small Trinidad and Tobago fishing community, document challenges of fishing in their community and share these with partners who can help them to address these problems. […]

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10 data visualization tips

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has just completed a survey of the use of data visualization techniques to better communicate the results of the development research it supports. They looked at 330 docments (including academic reports, project reports, media publications, etc.) and the good news is that 48% of them included some form of […]

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Out To Sea on the Internet

Out To Sea: The Decline of the Sea Egg Fishery is the title of a documentary film directed by Lyn Marie Davis of the MarGov Project.Lyn Marie was one of the participants at last year’s workshop “Caribbean Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy” and the video is the product of one of […]

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Video: Linking research and policy

Based on interviews and participant comments recorded during the workshop “Caribbean Impact 2.0: New mechanisms for linking research and policy” held in Kingston, Jamaica in February 2011, this video looks at why and how researchers communicate with policymakers, the media and the public. The video includes comments from IDRC president, David Malone; Monte Solberg and […]

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Social media: A guide for researchers

We just came across this publication – it would have been useful for last month’s workshop on new mechanisms for linking research and policy… Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Researchers have a huge amount to gain from engaging with […]

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Comunica launches Impact 2.0 iGuide

Fundación Comunica, together with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), has launched the Impact 2.0 iGuide: New mechanisms for linking research and policy, a guide designed to help researchers identify the right Web 2.0 tools for establishing links with policy makers, for building their online presence and credibility and for effectively communicating their research. Written […]

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