Advocacy & Public Engagement
Our advocacy and public engagement programmes respond to the Centre's Objective 3: Facilitating interactive learning, dialogue and networking. We recognize that interaction allows actors to learn about new things, new ways of doing things and different ways of organizing to achieve better results. As such, promoting continuous interactions amongst young professionals; end-users and decision-makers permit exchange of ideas from diverse viewpoints. From these interactions emerge better ideas, formation of new partnerships and sharing of experiences. Our advocacy and public engagement programme focuses on promoting dialogue and networking amongst different end-users and decision-makers.
We facilitate and promote dialogue and networking in three broad categories including: (i) Linking multiple scientific/professional domains e.g. connecting social and natural sciences; intra- and trans-disciplinary collaborative teams (ii) Linking institutions/networks/consortia from different backgrounds and orientations e.g. non-profits, private sector, civil society, public policy etc (iii) Linking young professionals and decision-makers from across geographical boundaries e.g. from different African countries; north-south and south-south collaborations.