Forwarded from: Megan Lloyd-Laney


Dear all.

I wanted to draw your attention to a debate that’s happening tomorrow, convened by the Guardian newspaper’s online services. Their Global Development blog is hosting another of their live chats tomorrow Thursday 6th June, this time on Development Research: improving access and relevance


This is really exciting news. It will provide a platform to air many of the issues, challenges – and practical ways of working already in use – that help to maximise research uptake.  The debate should be lively and these live chats convene a good range of people – but could always do with more southern participation from those at the cutting edge of both doing so much to make their research relevant AND facing so many practical challenges.  So this is a call for all you good people who are doing great stuff and have fabulous questions to ask of ‘the experts’ and the crowds who will be ‘listening’…to get involved!


I’m one of the panel members for the two hours of live debate which will take place virtually through the website and is open to all


Anyone interested in following or contributing would need to register to make themselves a profile and user name, and then log-on on the day to contribute your views. You can also submit questions in advance.


You can find examples of past live chats here and best bits here.


The live chat takes place online between Thursday, 6 June between 1-3pm British Summertime


Thanks, Megan Lloyd-Laney


Director, CommsConsult




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