Communications and Engagement Unit
The Communications and Engagement Unit focuses on corporate communication, marketing and policy engagement that requires centralised coordination, planning and delivery.
The multi-disciplinary team is responsible for helping to increase the institute's capability to communicate effectively with a wide range of external audiences and to ensure our profile and identity reflect our values and strategy.
The Unit plays a key part in promoting IDS products and services, particularly our teaching and learning programme. It manages a dynamic publishing programme, including IDS's journal which is transitioning to become a digital open access resource, IDS's web and social media strategies and institute level policy engagement and media relations activities. The Unit also supports IDS's convening role through its coordination of an extensive programme of roundtables, seminars and public lectures.
Health Systems Global Communications
IDS is working with Health Systems Global (HSG) to develop communications, share messages and engage with its members and the global community. More details
Human Development Innovation Fund
The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) identifies and supports innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) across Tanzania. More details
AllAfrica and IDS development reporting initiative
IDS and AllAfrica have teamed up to produce and distribute compelling multi-media content on critical issues for Africa’s future, as part of a development reporting initiative. More details
BLOG: Eyes to the Future: Why we need a Scholarship Fund03 Mar 2014
By Anna Shepherd
Influencing and engagement: Why let research programmes have all the fun?27 Feb 2014
By James Georgalakis
BLOG: IDS Winter Graduation - Sometimes the struggle is the solution31 Jan 2014
By Lawrence Haddad
So who did join the global conversation last year? Lessons learnt from IDS success on Facebook17 Jan 2014
By Robin Coleman
An Extraordinary event - IDS' tribute to Nelson Mandela20 Dec 2013
By Melissa Leach
Organising or Attending an Event? How to get the most out of it.13 Dec 2013
By Hannah Corbett
Thanks and thoughts from an incoming Director06 Dec 2013
By Melissa Leach