Lecture Series 2020-01-30 4:00 p.m. 2020-01-30 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening at Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications, with Andy Burness, President of global communications firm Burness. We’ll be joined by panelists from the African Academy of Sciences, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the Mawazo Institute to discuss communications as a vehicle for translating research into policy change.
The evening will kick off with a short lecture by Mr. Burness entitled, “Practical Communications Strategies for Influencing a Better World.” His talk will be followed by the first Conversations in Development.
By bringing together Africa’s science, development, and media communities, Burness’ Conversations in Development series hopes to foster new connections and exchanges around timely topics, including global health, environmental progress, food security, and human rights. These conversations will also offer an opportunity to hear about the latest research in these fields -- and the best ways to communicate that research in a way that makes a difference.
On January 30, the conversation will focus on the importance of African-led research and policy change, and specifically, how strategic communication of research has informed and even influenced policy change on the continent. We hope to learn from this dialogue to spur further action that could help improve lives. We’ll be joined by:
Following the panel discussion, we’ll continue the conversation over hors d'oeuvres.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please register or RSVP to Nancy Moss at firstname.lastname@example.org /+254 729 991 028 to reserve your spot.
Burness is a global communications firm supporting nonprofits and the people they serve. At the heart of who we are and what we do is social change. Since 1986, we have worked with more than 500 leading foundations, international agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), researchers and advocates around the world to execute communications campaigns that generate dialogue and advance solutions to critical health and social policy challenges.
About Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC)
The mission of GSMC is to foster a diverse, independent, innovative, ethical and economically thriving media and communications sector that contributes to the creation of successful and sustainable societies in an era of technological and social change.
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