CIFOR’s communications and outreach program takes research out of the library and puts it into policy and practice – turning information into knowledge.
In 2013, CIFOR had a major presence at more than 50 events, all aimed at sharing our research and translating policy into practice. The communications department organized and co-hosted seminars, policy lunches, workshops, major regional and international conferences – and the inaugural Global Landscapes Forum with more than 1200 participants.
In 2013, CIFOR held media training in the Congo Basin, Peru and Zambia, to give journalists a deeper understanding of the science from experts in the field. In Indonesia, 96 scientists attended two media workshops to improve their skills in presenting and communicating their research. In addition, in partnership with the Forest Research and Development Agency (FORDA) of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, CIFOR trained 16 FORDA employees in policy and research communication.
Peru Correspondent, SciDevNet
CIFOR’s social media channels received unprecedented attention in 2013 — including more than 118,000 views of presentations on SlideShare, putting CIFOR’s content into the most viewed 1% in the world.
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Postcards from the Field, insights into the thoughts and experiences of forestry researchers, formed part of CIFOR’s special coverage of the Amazon in 2013.
Olivia Revilla, research student, Peru