The Think Tank Initiative Exchange runs over three days (November 12-14, 2018) and aims to bring together representatives of think tanks, policymakers, donors and other research-to-policy actors in order to:
- Promote debate and dialogue on the critical factors contributing to the sustainability and impact of policy research organizations;
- Generate critical insights and reflections on effective approaches to supporting policy research organizations;
- Understand the catalytic role that policy research organizations can play in contributing to international frameworks like the SDGs, and how they might work collectively with other key actors to contribute more effectively;
- Explore strategies and approaches for how best to animate evidence informed policy ecosystems with a view to identifying opportunities for future collaboration amongst policy research organizations, funders and other relevant actors.
The following presents an overview of the conference sessions and speakers over those three days. A PDF version of the agenda is also available for downloading here.
Kindly note that a welcome cocktail reception will be held on Sunday November 11, 2018 at the Glenn Bar from 17:30 until 19:30 to kick-start the conference (Welcome remarks by Andrew Hurst, Programme Leader, TTI – IDRC).