Communications and Development

Making Knowledge Available to Policy and Practice

September 29, 2010
12:15pm-1:45pm (a light lunch will be served at 11:45am); Live webcast coming up at the scheduled time.

Mike Powell, IKM Emergent

International Food Policy Research Institute
2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
Fourth Floor Conference Facility

What information and knowledge are used in the international development sector? How is this information received, handled, and expressed? What possibilities for change arise in the way we understand our work and communicate with others if we make the best use of informational developments?

This seminar will explore the challenges faced by development organizations trying to improve the use of research in policy formation. In particular, it will address the implications for information and communications management in a broad, continuously changing field.

Mike Powell is director of IKM Emergent, a Dutch-funded research program that critiques current communications practices and builds awareness of their potential relevance to development.