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:
- Theory of change and monitoring, evaluation and learning
- Strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement
- Strategic communications
- Capacity development
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.