The project "Spaces for Engagement: Using knowledge to improve public decisions" is a GDNet initiative, implemented in Latin America by CIPPEC. The project aims at using knowledge management to improve bridging research and policy. The underlying purpose is to strengthen debate about how to enhance this practice. Therefore, GDNet and CIPPEC seek to enable more effective interventions for the use of research in policy that lead to more effective public policies in the region. The project also seeks to promote South-South cooperation on linking research and policy between Latin America, Asia and Africa.
2009 Research Communication Workshop
Strengthen the community of practice in BRP in the region, especially through the generation and sharing of local knowledge and expertise.
Nurture the online platform to amplify reach and interactivity among members.
2008 GDNet Regional Coordinators Planning Meeting
Assessment of new Web2.0 and information sharing tools which could be embraced in the different regions. It also was a step in building interregional cooperation; both networking and brainstorming activities were a great opportunity for the participants to get to know each other and work closely together.