Free Online Course on Research-for-Impact
February 7, 2019

The Research for Impact Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a six week, free online course developed by colleagues form the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) program.

In this course, participants will learn more about the Research for Impact (R4I) approach – a set of principles and practices that will help make one’s research more impactful.

Hosted by ASSAR’s institutional lead, UCT, and co-branded with Oxfam, the course covers the five key areas of the R4I approach in dedicated modules, as well as an introductory module. These are:

  1. Theory of change and monitoring, evaluation and learning
  2. Strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement
  3. Strategic communications
  4. Capacity development
  5. Influencing

The course also features case studies that tell stories of impact and transformation from across ASSAR and the wider CARIAA programme. It is aimed at: academics, postgraduates, and consultants working on development-related research; development practitioners (e.g., where a development agency wishes to mainstream climate change into their operations); and professionals from different sectors (e.g., engineering, water) working in developing countries.

More information 

  • FacebookTwitterLinkedIn