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Communications for policy influence

Time (GMT +01) 00:00 23:59


Jeff Knezovich - ODI

Nick Scott - ODI

Angela Hawke - ODI


A two and a half day interactive workshop comprising:

  • Two days training to introduce principles and tools to effectively communicate research to inform pro-poor policy. 
  • A half-day surgery to review participants’ work and seek one-to-one support from facilitators and peers

The workshop is designed for researchers who are working with or on a research programme, project or organisation. Participants will be asked to develop and send a summary of their research (or area of work) and identify challenges and opportunities to address during the sessions.

Aims: By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and prioritise their main audiences

  2. Develop  three key messages for their main audiences

  3. Understand, design and use a range of communications tools including

  • policy briefs: participants will be able to outline a policy brief

  • the media: participants will be able to write a press release and/or an Op-ed

  • a range of web-based tools: participants will be able to edit/create a Wikipedia entry

Fees and registration

Course fee: £600 (inclusive of VAT) - The fee includes workshop registration, materials, lunches and refreshments for the three workshop days.

To maximize participation and instructional quality, we have limited the number of participants to 24 per workshop. Participants will be enrolled on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment, please register early.

To register, please send a completed electronic booking form by email to Eva Cardoso, [email protected].