PROLINNOVA at international workshop on research communication

In November 2010, Ann Waters-Bayer brought PROLINNOVA perspectives into a 2-day international workshop in London on “Improving the impact of development research through better communication and uptake”. The workshop was organised by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS). The 80 participants were mainly research managers, science communicators, and research and development donors. The main aims were to share innovative approaches to research communication and uptake and to identify opportunities for collaboration. The focus was not limited to agriculture and natural resource management but looked rather at development research more widely. Much emphasis was given to communicating well-founded and well-analysed research evidence to high-level policymakers.