The Pakistan Communication Strategy

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Feyza Bhatti's presentation at the RECOUP Sep 09 communications workshop - implementation of the stategy in the context of Pakistan

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The Pakistan Communication Strategy

  1. 1. Progress So Far
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Raising awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Informing stakeholders about RECOUP accomplishments and research outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing policy by engaging target audience and, to some degree policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling communities to help themselves </li></ul>
  3. 3. Target Groups Identified <ul><li>Policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Donors </li></ul><ul><li>Elected representatives/local governments </li></ul><ul><li>Civil society advocacy groups </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Government Donors CSOs and NGOs Media and Academia Policy Formulation and Implementation Policy Research and Consultation Uni of Edinburgh Uni of Oxford Cambridge MHHDC DFID UK Federal Govt Planning Commission Economic Affairs Labour Provincial Govt Education Foundations MoEduc P&P Wing NEF Education Dept.   Local Govt EDOs Nazim CCBs Donors USAID DFID Pakistan Dissemination DFID Pakistan WB UNES CO ADB INGOs NGOs & CSOs Advocacy Research Media Academia  
  5. 5. Plan of Action <ul><li>Research dissemination through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seminar presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mailing list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy briefs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Activities Undertaken <ul><li>Dissemination workshop in Islamabad </li></ul><ul><li>Inaugural meeting of the advisory board </li></ul><ul><li>Established links with NGO and Civil Society Organisations for dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for community activities underway </li></ul><ul><li>Revision of the communication strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Working papers </li></ul><ul><li>Policy briefs </li></ul><ul><li>RECOUP blog </li></ul>
  7. 7. Challenges <ul><li>Multiple points of dissemination (??) </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing research activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fieldwork; data processing and preliminary analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political instability in host communities and districts </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulties in engaging federal and provincial ministers </li></ul><ul><li>Managerial disruptions caused due to frequent turnover </li></ul><ul><li>Budgetary and capacity constraints </li></ul>
  8. 8. Planned Activities <ul><li>Seminars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Federal and 2 Provincial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At PIDE, LUMS, Islamic University etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With local and international NGOs and CSOs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual meetings with ministers and government functionaries </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing lists </li></ul><ul><li>Regular bimonthly newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Working papers </li></ul><ul><li>Policy briefs </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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