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Science engagement

Danida science engagement

Danida Fellowship Centre helps researchers to break down the silos between academia, policy and public and bring evidence-based knowledge into action.

We promote the use of evidence-based knowledge from Danida supported research, and support dissemination and exchange within and beyond the academic field.

We offer online training and seminars to Danida supported researchers to improve their communication and engagement skills, to engage with and reach the users of research results. We also help researchers to identify specific and significant changes resulting from their research.

We offer in-person opportunities and platforms for science engagement and relations building. We organize thematic science meetings in and across countries to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Danida supported researchers can apply for science engagement grants to test new and innovative science engagement methods for influence and impact of their research, and/or promote collaboration across ongoing Danida funded research projects.

See engagement grants

PILLAR 1: SKILLS AND TOOLS – ONLINE SEMINARS

Science engagement strategy
Project year 1-2: The Engagement, Influencing and Impact training aims to strengthen Danida supported researchers’ skills in engagement and outreach for impact. It helps researchers finding and prioritizing the right target groups and users of research, the best-suited methods, time and channels to create impact. The seminar is held online over four sessions, each of two hours duration.

Science for the public
Project year 2-3: The “Bridging the Gap. Science for the Public” seminar aims to bridge the gaps between researchers and journalists, pave the way for increased research and science reporting and deepen the impact and uptake of Danida funded research projects. The seminar is held online over three half-day sessions.

Science for practice, policy and impact
Project year 3-4: The science for practice, policy and impact training seminar aims at helping researchers review their engagement strategy by midterm or end of their projects and assess which steps are needed for the project results and knowledge to reach the right stakeholders, whether it is community, policy level or private sector. The seminar is held online during two sessions, each of two hours duration.

Science change stories
Project year 4-5: This online seminar helps researchers identify the stories of change/impact resulting from the research. The seminar helps researchers to select one or more change stories and to present them in formats suitable to different stakeholder groups. The seminar is held online during two sessions, each of two hours duration.