Accurate Communication by researchers is crucial. Even more pertinent is the ability to effectively communicate research findings for impact and uptake by its most needed stakeholders. More often than not, researchers tend to prioritise accuracy when communicating their findings (employing jargons in the process) at the expense of creating understanding among their audience which include industry, government (to inform policy), non-governmental organisations and civil society.
The desired purpose of conducting action-oriented research is for it to be ultimately up-taken and utilised to bring about the desired change/result, among other things. However, a lot of research conducted fail to achieve this goal due to failure by researchers to effectively communicate their findings.
Along with research communication, research commercialisation is one key area needing attention. In 2018, the Association of African Universities (AAU), is seeking to strengthen the ability of researchers across Africa to effectively communicate their research findings and adopt a truly engaging and responsive communication style that will lead to positive results for their research findings and institutions. Along with this, we aim to boost the skills of researchers to be able to tap into the commercial potential of research.
The two themed Workshop (Research Communications and Research Commercialisation) will help researchers to develop a truly engaging and responsive communication style that will lead to positive results for their research findings and institutions. It will further equip participants to realise and tap into the commercial potential of research. Please access the workshop Concept Note here – Research Communication and Commercialisation Workshop_ Accra_Ghana_
Date: May 15 -17, 2018
Venue: AAU Secretariat| East-Legon| Accra,Ghana
The objectives of the workshop will be achieved through lead lectures, skills practice activities, guided feedback, and intensive participant interaction over carefully selected cases and other materials in a process facilitated by Resource Persons.
To ensure effective interaction and exchange of ideas, a maximum of 40 participants will be admitted into the programme. Participation is open to;
500 Ghana Cedis for AAU member institutions
600 Ghana Cedis for Non-AAU member institutions
Registration covers the conference package including certificates, tea/coffee and lunch for the three days of the workshop
Note: All funding generated from the delivery of the Research Communication and Commercialisation Workshop contributes to the ongoing mission of improving African research visibility and uptake.
All participants who undergo the training course will be awarded certificates of participation by the AAU at the end of the workshop.
Please register via this link https://www.research.net/r/ResearchCommunicationAndCommercialisation
|1||Mrs. Felicia Kuagbedzi||Communications and Publications Officer, AAUfirstname.lastname@example.org||(+233)
|2||Ms. Nodumo Dhlamini||Director, ICT Services, Communications and Knowledge Management
|3||Ms. Edith Laari||AAU Communications Directorateemail@example.com||(+233)