The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative held a one-day workshop intended to foster collaboration between social scientists and journalists working in East Africa and the U.S. Journalists had the opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge research in development economics, while social scientists learned how narratives are crafted around the findings from statistical research.
Lynn Najjemba, PANOS
Both journalists and researchers had the opportunity to share experiences interacting with their counterparts. We explored issues of trust, integrity, policy, and practice in the communication of issues and findings in development economics.
Introduction to Impact Evaluation for Journalists
Angeli Kirk, PhD candidate, UC Berkeley
Journalists received a brief overview of impact evaluation, and how this rigorous approach to social science research can yield new insights for governance, economic development, and social service delivery.
Communicating Research Through Media, for Social Scientists
Joel Okao, PANOS
Social scientists were exposed to key concepts in journalism practice, including editorial structure, news values / newsworthiness, and audience demand.
Group Projects: Interview with a Social Scientist
Joel Okao & Lynn Najjemba, PANOS
Journalists and scientists worked together to craft a “researcher interview” on a research intervention that has proven impact. The exercise involved brainstorming as well as role-playing.
The 2015 Research Symposium featured an overview of the EASST network and the latest rigorous research undertaken in East Africa by EASST fellows and CEGA affiliates. With presentations ranging across a wide array of topics, the Symposium offered researchers an opportunity to obtain feedback...
This special reception gave participants the opportunity to meet researchers from the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC) and learn more about the opportunities we were offering to talented young African researchers. The...
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