2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Tuesday, September 20 • 14:00 - 15:30
Linking Research & Practice 1: Creating networks and communities of practice around media development research

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In this interactive session we invite researchers and practitioners to share critical questions and research needs, with the goal of identifying new opportunities to collaboratively improve our work. A round of speed networking will help us get to know each other’s strengths, interests, needs, and priorities. We will then then break into small groups to focus on select key research questions, for example, on how to do better research to track progress on and impact of SDG 16.10. We will also outline action plans for research on these questions. Break out groups will be led by Susan Abbott, independent consultant; Ioana Avadani, Executive Director, Center for Independent Journalism, Romania; Ines Drefs, Research Associate, MeCoDEM, Germany; Dr. Inaya Rakhmani, Director, Communication Research Centre, Universitas Indonesia;  and Diana Senghor, Director General, Panos Institute West Africa.

This session is linked to Leveraging M&E Data for Understanding Media Development's Impact: Setting Stage for a Collaborative, Cross-Organizational Research. You are welcome to join either or both of the sessions.

Both sessions build on the momentum of the recent CIMA workshop, "Media and the Development Challenge: New Frontiers in Media Development Research,” which brought together scholars and practitioners to discuss the foundations of the media development field, identify gaps in research, and explore ways that the global academic community and media development practitioners can collaborate more effectively to strengthen media development approaches and outcomes.

Rapporteur for the session: Adam Saffer, Assistnat Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Tara Susman-Peña

Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Tara Susman-Peña is senior technical advisor at IREX, where she is working to adapt and expand the global development nonprofit’s media and information literacy program, Learn to Discern, for the United States and other countries. An expert on media and communications technology... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2016 14:00 - 15:30 PDT