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.
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
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
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: Development: What's the Story and Should We Tell It?14 Feb 2013
By Lawrence Haddad
BLOG: How can business help the MDGs?18 Dec 2012
Forget asking if policymakers understand evidence – do we?10 Dec 2012
By Emilie Wilson
BLOG: Open Access? Make It So20 Nov 2012
By Alison Norwood