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O que você vai aprender

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    Understand the key interwoven elements of Research for Impact in the context of development and adaptation research.

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    Identify the suite of activities involved in Research for Impact

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    Appraise opportunities in your research plan through an Research for Impact lens and identify challenges applying a Research for Impact approach

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Semana
1
4 horas para concluir

Introduction to Research for Impact

Welcome to Research for Impact. In week 1, we introduce the Research for Impact approach and its elements. You will learn more about the ASSAR research project and the ‘wicked’ problems that the project attempts to tackle. You will also get a glimpse into the complex systems within which the project work takes place. Transdisciplinarity is an important theme in the Research for Impact approach, and so we discuss its role in addressing wicked problems such as climate change adaptation. Chandni Singh and Hillary Masundire share their personal experiences around using the Research for Impact approach to bring change in their communities. We also hear from students, researchers and practitioners about why the Research for Impact approach is an important aspect of their own research....
10 vídeos (total de (Total 69 mín.) min), 11 leituras, 2 testes
10 videos
Course structure5min
Climate change and complex systems4min
Wicked problems and adaptation research6min
What is Research for Impact?8min
Elements of Research for Impact5min
Why researchers use Research for Impact11min
Case study: India - Adaptation along the rural-urban continuum - Chandni Singh8min
Case study: Botswana - Climate change adaptation: Perceptions vs. reality - Hillary Masundire6min
Case study: India - How vulnerability and climate change impacts migration from the deltas - Sumana Banerjee3min
11 leituras
How the course works10min
Meet the course team10min
What to expect in week 110min
Dancing with systems10min
Adaptation is a wicked problem10min
Research ethics, principles and practice10min
Research impact10min
Case study: India - Adaptation along the rural-urban continuum - Chandni Singh10min
Case study: Botswana - Climate change adaptation: Perceptions vs. reality - Hillary Masundire10min
Week 1 resources10min
Glossary of Acronyms10min
2 exercícios práticos
Research for Impact approach10min
Week 1: Research for Impact20min
Semana
2
4 horas para concluir

Planning for Impact

In Research for Impact, we are always working towards some kind of positive change. But how does change happen in complex systems and how can we plan our research activities to bring about this change? This week’s expert, Marta Arranz who works as Oxfam’s Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead, helps us explore these difficult questions and introduces us to the Theory of Change, Impact Pathways and other tools that will help us to develop a roadmap from the beginning of our research toward the change we are planning for. Since projects do not always go to plan, we consider monitoring and evaluation as an important aspect of planning for change. We look at revisiting and adjusting our planned activities as we learn from experiences to improve and increase the impact of our research activities. Mark Tebboth and Alemayehu Zewdie share their experiences of doing research in East Africa and provide us with practical examples of how to plan for impact....
10 vídeos (total de (Total 79 mín.) min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
10 videos
Social change and complexity8min
Planning for change with a complexity lens8min
Impact pathways in Research for Impact10min
Understanding the system you want to influence11min
Choosing your strategies6min
Observing, reflecting and adjusting8min
Case study: Ethiopia - Mitigating the effects of Prosopis Juliflora - Mark Tebboth9min
Case study: Ethiopia - Mitigating the effects of Prosopis Juliflora - Alemayehu Zewdie2min
In conversation with Marta9min
6 leituras
What to expect in Week 210min
Theory of Change10min
Gender10min
Monitoring and learning10min
Case study: Ethiopia - Mitigating the effects of Prosopis Juliflora10min
Week 2 resources10min
1 exercício prático
Adjusting your course
Semana
3
3 horas para concluir

Engaging and Partnering

A key principle of the Research for Impact approach is that we move away from doing research ON people and start doing research WITH people. This encourages us to think carefully about how we can most effectively engage with those affected by, or who may influence the outcomes of our research. How can we develop partnerships that will move us closer to achieving our research goals, and what are the considerations for identifying stakeholders? This week, Daniel Morchain who is the Senior Advisor in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at Oxfam leads us though considering these questions and more. We also learn about different methods of engagement and what we can gain from these processes. Daniel also discusses the challenges and opportunities of working with issues of powers and politics and what sensitivities we need to be aware of when engaging with diverse groups of stakeholders. For a more practical perspective, Prince Ansah from the University of Ghana and Chandapiwa Molefe from the University of Botswana, share valuable insights from their experiences working with stakeholders and forming important partnerships to achieve their research goals. As you may have gathered, using the research for Impact approach also comes with challenges and we hear from researchers and practitioners about how they addressed some of these challenges in their own research projects....
11 vídeos (total de (Total 89 mín.) min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
11 videos
Strategic partnerships10min
Why should I work with stakeholders?5min
Who are my stakeholders anyway?7min
Principles of stakeholder engagement9min
Stakeholder engagement methodologies5min
Power and politics in climate change research and action10min
Case study: Ghana Using Transformative Scenario Planning to identify community problems and collaboratively develop solutions - Prince Ansah11min
Case study: Botswana - Using Transformative Scenario planning and Vulnerability Risk Assessments to include community knowledge in policymaking - Chandapiwa Molefe8min
Researchers share their practical challenges in using the Research for Impact approach8min
In conversation with Daniel9min
6 leituras
What to expect in week10min
Participatory processes10min
Introducing power analysis10min
Case Study: Ghana - Using Transformative Scenario Planning to identify community problems and collaboratively develop solutions - Prince Ansah10min
Case Study: Botswana - Using Transformative Scenario planning and Vulnerability Risk Assessments to include community knowledge in policymaking - Chandapiwa Molefe10min
Week 3 resources10min
2 exercícios práticos
Stakeholder engagement and power relations
Week 3: Engaging and Partnering
Semana
4
5 horas para concluir

Communicating for Impact

Different stakeholders have different languages, cultures, and interests and so we need diverse communication approaches in order to effectively communicate with them. In this week, communications expert Prathijna Poonacha Kodira, who is a consultant for the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, explores the process of moving beyond research dissemination and using the information and evidence that we have to deliver impactful messages to various stakeholders. We learn how to develop communications strategies with impact in mind by asking five simple questions: Why, Who, What, How and When. Prathijna also introduces the important roles that knowledge brokers play in ensuring that research findings reach the right people at the right time in a language and format that they can use. This week’s case study is led by Kwasi Appeaning Addo, who demonstrates how using drone footage of floods in Ghana has not only been an effective form of communicating research findings but has also influenced change....
9 vídeos (total de (Total 60 mín.) min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
9 videos
Why strategic communications?4min
Strategic communications and the Research for Impact elements5min
Planning for effective research communication - Part I11min
Planning for effective research communication - Part II7min
Planning for effective research communication - Part III7min
Knowledge systems, management, analysis and brokers7min
Case study: Ghana - Strategic communications for impact - Kwasi Appeaning Addo6min
In conversation with Prathigna6min
6 leituras
What to expect in week 410min
Know your audience and craft your message10min
Channels - getting the message across10min
The elevator pitch10min
Case study: Ghana - Strategic communications for impact - Kwasi Appeaning Addo10min
Week 4 resources10min
1 exercício prático
Research communications and knowledge systems

Instrutores

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Mark New

Director
African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI)
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Jesse DeMaria-Kinney

ACDI Associate
African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI)

Sobre Universidade da Cidade do Cabo

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

Sobre Oxfam

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Our mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions....

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