CommsConsult at the World Water Congress; Amplifying voices of southern climate research

This month the XVth World Water Congress is taking place in Edinburgh. From the 25th to the 29th May, scientists, practitioners and policymakers from around the globe will gather to discuss the challenges posed to water resources in an increasingly complex world. CommsConsult … Continued

Looking back on 2014

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So where did last year take us? It’s nice to take time in January to look back through all the photos gathered here and there throughout the past year. Here is our digital photo album of 2014, providing a whirlwind … Continued

CommsConsult and the Nobel Peace Prize

Last month CommsConsult was very excited to hear that Kailash Satyarthi had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Malala Yousafzay. Satyarthi is the founder of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), a children’s rights organisation which works in India to eradicate … Continued

Whose Knowledge Counts?

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There are many (brilliant and essential) initiatives around better linking academic research and policy such as 3ie*, DRUSSA and Research Impact. However it is not just research-generated ‘knowledge’ that does and should inform development policy. According to Harry Jones et … Continued

What is driving the recent social media training buzz in Zimbabwe?

The buzz around social media training in Zimbabwe has definitely caught my attention. A combination of global organisations such as Web2forDev and Mercy Corps and local organisations such as; GetSocial and Techzim all have innovative social media training for people … Continued

Increasing Youth Productivity in the Middle East and North Africa: “WHAT WORKS”

Commsconsult was invited by ILO recently to facilitate  a policy panel at a recent Symposium that brought together 93 policy makers, practitioners, academics, and researchers to present and discuss the evidence base for “What Works” and what doesn’t in addressing … Continued

Storytelling: There’s so much more to talk about!

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This blog was originally published on James Harvey’s personal blog ‘Impact Futures: pathways to influence’. James is CommsConsult’s Project Manager and has developed our in-house expertise in research impact, public engagement and professional development training for researchers. People love telling … Continued

In Nairobi with the AERC: How to approach policy audiences

CommsConsult has worked with GDNet and Euforic Services for nearly four years to deliver a suite of policy engagement workshops for Africa Economic Research Consortium (AERC) researchers. Currently in Nairobi, the team met a new cadre of African economics researchers from … Continued