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Friday, 08 December 2017 11:12

Communications Workshop

In early November 2017 EHPSA hosted a communications capacity building workshop to help researchers prepare for the dissemination phase of their research.

The workshop was attended by 39 researchers from EHPSA’s Regional Research Fund and 14 members of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team.

Sessions included:

  • What policymakers want. Josee Koch, EHPSA
  • Planning a dissemination strategy. Deborah Baron, Wits RHI
  • Engaging with the media. Joanne Collinge, Luyanda Majija and Maria Diordjevic (Meropa Communications)
  • The EHPSA Style Guide. Lesley Lawson EHPSA
  • Infographics and data visualisation. Elmari Briedenhamm, Wits RHI
  • Social media, Nakita Sheobalak. Wits RHI
  • Preparing policy briefs. Nyasha Musandu, Comms Consult)

Infographics presentation: Elmari Briedenhann, Wits RHI. pdf icon small View...

Participants enjoyed the workshop and gave it a rating of 4.1 (where 1 was poor and 5 was excellent). What they said:

An innovative experience and brilliantly organised...

Participatory, fun and well facilitated...

Thanks to EHPSA for allowing space for engagement in practicalities we otherwise take for granted...


Communications workshop

Deborah Baron on dissemination strategies
Luyanda Majija on the nuts and bolts of dealing with the media
Joanne Collinge on when and why to use the media
Maria Diodjevic on media lists and advisories
Elmari Briedenhamm on infographics
Nyasha Musanda preparing the group for her talk
Published in Evidence into Action
Thursday, 09 November 2017 15:32

Comms for researchers

Did you know you can create really professional-looking icons, figures and infographics in PowerPoint? I discovered this for the first time during the EHPSA Communications workshop that we hosted for RRIF researchers in Johannesburg in early November 2017.

Now that EHPSA researchers are in the final stages of their studies they require a range of skills to disseminate and communicate their findings to appropriate audiences. The workshop was also attended by colleagues from the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa who had the opportunity to network with researchers and learn new skills.

Published in Blog