RDI Network is working with Western Sydney University’s Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative (HADRI) to develop a toolkit for Enhancing Research Impact in International Development (ERIID). The toolkit is being developed for international development practitioners and academics to guide research engagement and knowledge exchange activities.
It is intended to contribute to your ability to use research and evidence in your work, as well as to produce and communicate your own evidence for the use of others in the sector. The ERIID Toolkit is linked to the RDI Network five “Facilitators of Research Impact”.
This free workshop provides a ‘hands-on’ opportunity for practitioners and academics to engage with the draft ERIID Toolkit in an open constructive discussion. We aim to hone the ERIID toolkit so that it can be a useful resource for all those who aim to achieve meaningful impact from their international development research.
Practitioners and academics will benefit from this session through learning about how to:
- utilise the Toolkit to guide their research engagement and knowledge exchange activities throughout various points in a project’s life cycle.
- target, translate and transfer the outputs of their work to enhance research uptake and use.
About the Workshop Presenters
HADRI Director Associate Professor Nichole Georgeou will lead discussion on the toolkit design, supported by her team of Dr Charles Hawksley and Dr Pamela Sitko.
Workshop facilitation will be mainly through Dr Pamela Sitko, who holds a PhD in urban disaster resilience from the Urban Planning and Design Department at Oxford Brookes University. She is an urban resilience consultant who has worked in disaster, development and conflict settings in over 20 countries for the United Nations, Red Cross and Red Crescent and numerous non-government organisations. Previously, Pamela worked as World Vision International’s technical advisor for urban disaster management. She has led evaluations, strategy development, media and communications, and disaster simulation training.