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Going beyond ‘context matters’: free webinar #5 on Organizational capacity for using knowledge in policy, 28 February 2017

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January 27, 2017

Tags: Going beyond ‘context matters’ webinar series, webinar

When: 28 February 2017, 1-2.15pm GMT

Register: send an email to stating your name, organization, position, and country, and tell us if you plan to attend Webinar #5, other webinar (s) or the whole series.

Are you a policymaker, a researcher, a capacity building expert or a donor interested in better understanding how context affects the interaction between knowledge and policy?

Webinar #5: Organizational capacity for using knowledge in policymaking

Join our fifth free webinar in the Going beyond context matters series where we will explore Organizational capacity, Dimension #4 in the Knowledge into Policy: A Framework to Understand Context. Organizational capacity refers to the ability of an organization to use its resources to perform, and includes components such as human resources, leadership, management and the legal framework. The webinar will ask:

  • What are the main internal capacities that play a pivotal role in making the use of research possible as well as how it is taken up?

  • What have others learned that we can build upon to strengthen current organizational capacities?


  • Leandro Echt is the General Coordinator of Politics & Ideas and Coordinator of the On Think Tanks School. He works on the policy and research field, developing organizations’ capacities to use knowledge and influence policy making.

  • Vanesa Weyrauch is the co-founder of Politics & Ideas and Director of the On Think Tanks School, Argentina. She has worked in the policy and research field for the past 15 years, especially with think tanks and policymakers in Latin America.

  • George Amoah is a career Civil Servant in Ghana working as an Assistant Director I at the Ministry of Employment & Labour Relations (MELR) and working on policy related issues. He also serves Adjunct Trainer at Civil Service Training Centre (CSTC) which is responsible for providing skills training in the Ghana Civil Service.

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About the Going beyond ‘context matters’ webinar series

Context plays an important role in determining whether and how research is understood, approached, and used by policymakers. But context is clearly a complex environment where different levels of policy decisions and implementation take place as the results of simultaneous interaction among several stakeholders. Therefore, to be able to detect key factors within context that affect the use of research in policy, Politics & Ideas and INASP decided to draw some boundaries that allowed focusing our effort when analyzing how context might affect research uptake. 

The Going beyond 'context matters' webinar series explores in depth the six key dimensions of context outlined in a conceptual framework developed by INASP and Politics & Ideas.

The first four webinars are available to watch again:

Read more about the use of evidence in Ghana’s public policymaking

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