Official Launch of Research to Action at 3ie PIM workshop
Press Release, 24 Setember 2012
www.researchtoaction.org, a platform that aims to support researchers’ approaches to research communication and engagement, is set to be officially launched this week on Tuesday 25th September during the 3ie PIM workshop.
The website offers guidance and inspiration on effective research engagement for organisations, policy actors, researchers, graduates and individuals with an interest in development research. With a wide selection of resources and useful guides, R2A provides all you need to plan and design effective research uptake strategies, helping to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice.
Research to Action (R2A), managed by CommsConsult with support from Euforic Services and CABI, is an interactive platform and regularly welcomes contributions from people throughout the research for development community with an interesting and useful story to tell. As well as original content, the site provides access to a whole host of relevant and useful resources across the web; as well as providing a one-stop shop for all the latest news and job opportunities in development research communication and engagement.
The launch will take place during the 3ie workshop on Policy Influence and Monitoring hosted by CommsConsult on the 25th September at the Academy for Innovation and Research (AIR), Tremough Campus, Cornwall. Participants will convene for a series of groups sessions structured around one key two part question: How should the policy influence of research be defined and measured?
The workshop coincides with a weeklong convention of delegates involved in the Policy Influence Monitoring (PIM) project, a three year global project funded by the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) designed to monitor and evaluate the policy influence of independent evaluations being conducted across Africa, South and South East Asia and Latin America.
The 3ie PIM consortium is led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in partnership with three regional organisations: CommsConsult in the UK and Zimbabwe, the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) in Sri Lanka, and the Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC) in Argentina (www.cippec.org).
From the 24th September members of the consortium will meet in Cornwall to discuss the structure and design of the second stage of the project. The PIM project represents an exciting and rare opportunity to do some thinking, develop tools, research and capacity work in a 'quality learning laboratory'.
The launch of Research to Action, a website designed to help researchers improve policy influence and research uptake, is perfectly timed to coincide with this meeting and offers those invited an opportunity to connect and share knowledge with international and local practitioners in the research communication community.
For more information on Research to Action contact the team at email@example.com
For more information on 3ie visit www.3ieimpact.org
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