The Field Communications Toolkit was developed to be used as a resource for COMDIS HSD partners and the broader research communication community in general.
Its main purpose is to:
- Develop more effective communications about research for wider research uptake
- To support staff to gather relevant materials when working in the field
- To enable COMDIS HSD to effectively communicate information about projects to policy makers, donors and other stakeholders
Through the communication of new learning and successes, COMDIS HSD works to influence both policy and practice globally.
Members of the COMDIS HSD partners’ research team spend a significant part of their time working in the field and directly with partners, where they are exposed to the impact of COMDIS HSD work. The handbook provides tools and techniques to better capture and show the impact of COMDIS HSDs work worldwide. Capturing this information adds immense value to reports and provides materials for case studies, news articles, interviews, photo stories and even films, all of which can be used online and in print, to advocate for changes in policy and practice.
The new handbook has already been featured in the blog ‘On Think Tanks’ found HERE
and is available to download from our resources.