Getting the Message Right: Research Communciations Workshop 15 and 16 November

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15 Nov 2018

In times of increasing information overload, communicating the right piece of research to the right people has become as important and multifaceted as doing the research itself. This workshop brings together communication experts from member institutes to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practice in development research communication.

Final Programme

Thursday      Presentations and Discussions

13:30 - 14:00   Welcome

14:00 – 14:30  Introduction of participants and icebreaker

14:30-15:15     Rowena Harding, Research Communications Officer, Global Development Institute (GDI): "Communicating to a wider audience - trends and types of research communication" – Presentation and discussion

15:15-16:00     Victoria Engstrand-Neacsu, Head of Communications, The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI): “Tailored communication - how to get a policy-maker’s ear and how we communicate with the media” – Presentation and discussion

16:30-17:00     Coffee and cake

17:00-17:45     Virginia Mucchi, Head of Communications, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM): “Effective communications in the EU bubble: do's and don'ts” – Presentation and discussion

17:45-18:30     Anna Pia Hudtloff, Head of Communication, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)  “Help, my target group wants a divorce – the use of personas to make research visible”– Presentation and discussion

18:30-19:00     Joining the dots: collecting topics of interest for World Café next day

20:00               Dinner at the Italian Restaurant Tuscolo, hosted by EADI


Friday            World Café – Sharing practices

09:00-9:30       Welcome, introducing the method, choosing 4-8 topics, each to be discussed in 2 or 4 rounds, depending on the number of the topics

09:30-09:50     First round

09:50-10:10     Second round

10:10-10:30     Break

10:30-10:50     Third round

10:50-11:10     Fourth round

11:30-12:00     Presenting the outcomes of the discussion

12:00-12:30     Walking or tram trip to the UNFCCC premises

12:45-13:30     Lunch there on the 29th floor with a great view over Bonn

13:30-13:50     Guided tour, UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)

14:00-14:45     David Abbass, Head, Outreach Team, Global Climate Action, UNFCCC: “Communicating in Support of Global Climate Action” – Presentation and discussion

15:00-15:15     Walk or tram trip back to EADI

15:15-16:00     Wrap-up round, what do I take home, which open questions remain? How and with whom do we want to further collaborate in the future?

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