The Share-Net Netherlands Community of Practice ‘Linking research, policy and practice’ is represented by members from the field of research, policy and practice.
The Community of Practice aims to be a think-tank to optimize knowledge flows at the nexus of research, policy and practice in the Dutch field of SRHR and HIV and AIDS in international development.
Every year, this very active group organises many activities, such as the annual meeting where young researchers meet NGOs & policy makers.
The CoP working on Linking research, policy and practice (LRPP) selected 16 young researchers to participate and present their research experiences and findings in this year’s annual meeting. Prior to the event, on the 13th of October, they received an online capacity building workshop improving their skills on (1) CV writing with Sydney Howe (ex-recruiter and young researcher participating in LRPP 2020) (2) graphic design (with Ines Morais, RNW Media) and (3) how to translate research findings into recommendations for policy and practice (with Billie de Haas from the University of Groningen and Rineke van Dam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
On the 12th of November, Share-Net Netherlands hosted its 9th edition and first online Annual Meeting on “Linking Research, Policy and Practice”. Re-visit the event through this one-issue-only magazine, in which a platform is given to young researchers in the field of SRHR. What we hope to achieve with this magazine is to, first and foremost, highlight the research and voices of the young researchers who presented their exciting work, but also to transform theory into praxis into what we like to call critical creativity. Academic research and data will be entangled with poetry and illustrations, with photography and prose, with loud slogans and subtle colors liberating the noise and messiness of art whilst maintaining a critical approach to the ways in which we can imbue the world with meaning.
For the first time, in 2021 the CoP will offer a virtual abstract writing workshop open to all interested young professionals. The CoP members further support the Share-Net Netherlands’ secretariat in the selection of young researchers participating in and the organisation of the 10th annual meeting on Linking research, policy and practice. They also offer a session on effectively translating research results into recommendations for policy and practice during the capacity building workshop for selected young researchers.
Members of the Community of Practice are: KIT Royal Tropical Institute, International Institute of Social Studies, University of Amsterdam and the University of Groningen
CoP members can access their online working space on Mighty networks via this link.
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