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Conference: Communicating Evidence for Sustainable Development

Apr. 04, 2018 - Apr. 05, 2018

≫ Conference report now available!

The report presents the highlights and contributions from the conference. Key insights were drawn from the two keynotes, fifteen workshops and the results of the final synthesis session. It aims to provide insights and stimulate learning around the topic of communicating evidence for sustainable development. Download it here.

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A conference for sustainable development

This conference aimed to seek clarity in the role that communication can play in generating and using evidence for sustainable development. How can evidence generated by research, monitoring and evaluation, dialogue, et cetera be better used to influence decision making and transformational change? What are other factors at play when influencing transformational change processes and how can we deal with this? What role can communication play in all of these processes? And what does this mean for you as a development professional?

Key conference questions

  • What do we understand by ‘evidence’?
  • What are challenges and opportunities in the generation and use of evidence to influence sustainable development?
  • What role can communication play in transformational change processes in general and in the generation and use of evidence for sustainable development specifically?

This conference is for you

We invite those involved in (sustainable) development initiatives, from government, international organisations, civil society, private sector, M&E and academia. Engage in interactive and reflective sessions, join in the discussions during the workshops, and share your ideas and insights! 

Conference background

This conference is the tenth annual ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ event organised by the Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI). It is one of the events organised in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University & Research and linked to the SDG Conference 'Towards Zero Hunger'. It builds on the conference 'Evidence for Influencing' organised by Oxfam.

The topics covered in this conference fit well within the Managing for Sustainable Development Impact-approach.

A summary of participants' key learning