About the Workshop:
The Training course is organized by the Centre for Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) under one of its programmes – Agricultural Economics and Environmental Policy Programme.

Date of the Training Workshop: June 6 – June 7, 2017

Short Course Description
Policy Communication is becoming increasingly important as a management and research tool to influence effective and evidence-based policy making. With increased attention being given to the quality of policies developed and implemented, there is a growing global demand for improved communication of evidence to policymakers. These developments have fostered increased interest in enhancing policy communication across various levels of program and policy implementation.

This Policy Communication workshop is designed to provide participants with a practical framework for understanding and integrating communication concepts, approaches, and methods into program planning, policy planning, implementation and program management. The training will emphasize on developing participants’ knowledge and skills to effectively communicate program and policy data that can be used to support decision-making within the context of the country’s national development agendas

Training Audience
The workshop is targeted to faculty members and graduate students who have little or no formal training in Policy Communication.

Training Outline
The training will cover

Introduction to Policy Communication
Understanding Policy Communication language and frameworks
Policy Communication uses and users
Policy Communication tools
Measuring Policy Communication effectiveness

Training Methodology and Format
Training participants will gain hands-on experience in the fundamentals of policy communication that can be applied to various contexts through the use of exercises, group discussions, and facilitator-led presentations. Training materials will include presentation slides, a policy communication readiness assessment tool, handouts and worksheets, and additional reference materials. The course will be taught to a maximum number of 30 participants over a period 2 days.

The course will be facilitated by Mr. John Mazunda (Country Program Manager, IFPRI-NSSP, Abuja) with support from Ms. Bisola Oyediran (Communications Assistant, IFPRI-NSSP, Abuja).

Method of Application
Interested candidate are therefore require to register on or before Thursday 1st June, 2017 through either email, text message or go directly to the centre with their full name, address and contact details as ask for
Mr. Somefu M.A.
Tel. 08094041289 or 08056544477
Email: m_shomefun@yahoo.com