How do we manage the delicate balance between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ in translating evidence to action?
While it has been easy to share significant successes of getting research into action through impact awards and case studies, it has proved much harder to institutionalise learning from these. It is evident that while technical capacities matter, research to policy processes are fundamentally social, highlighting the importance of relationships and networks throughout the process of research impact.
In the first of the Research to Action Roundtable webinar series the Institute of Development Studies, the Impact Initiative and Health Systems Global (HSG) Thematic Working Group (TWG) ‘Translating Evidence to Action’ will host an expert panel to discuss their experiences in turning evidence into impact. The webinar will build upon the issues discussed in The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development, an edited collection of articles by IDS and the Impact Initiative.The panellists will shed light on their challenges and successes in translating evidence to action and their experiences of balancing the ‘technical’ and the ‘social’.
Join the panel on 29 June at 2pm BST and sign up for FREE using GoToWebinar:
- Nasreen Jessani - chair (vice-chair, HSG Translating Evidence to Actions TWG and co-editor, Social Realities of Knowledge for Development)
- Amy North - panellist (University College London and contributor to the article ‘Engaging the middle: Using research to support progress on gender, education and poverty reduction initiatives in Kenya and South Africa’)
- Danielle Doughman – panellist (African Population and Health Research Centre, Kenya and contributor to the article ‘Using knowledge brokerage to strengthen African voices in global decision-making on HIV and AIDS’)
- Benjamin Uzochukwu – panellist (University of Nigeria and HSG Translating Evidence to Actions TWG member)
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To download the collection for free and access the Learning Lab’s other resources go to: www.theimpactinitiative.net