Policy Seminar

Communications and Development

Making Knowledge Available to Policy and Practice
Sep 29, 2010 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EDT

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.