This is it -- the third and final open round of the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition. And what a great round it was! We had 14 entries, which is the most of any of the rounds. We also had some of the highest voting visualisations in this round, which has been very exciting to see. This week the judges sat down with the top five visualisations with the most votes from this round* and considered who they thought should take home the top spot for this round -- along with the cash prize of US$500, as well as which other two visualisations will also be put through to the final round in January 2014. The results are now in, and the winner for this round is...
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The Think Tank Initiative has contracted Results for Development and University of Washington researchers to learn more about the different contexts in which think tanks work and about the strategies they use to achieve success within these diverse environments. As part of this study, they invite you to participate in a survey.
The last three WonkComms events have considered the ‘why’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘where’ of think tank communications. This event turns attention to ‘who’ – the human resources think tanks can call on for their communications, what skills are needed to progress in the sector and how to develop them.
The On Think Tanks Exchange is a new initiative to support collaboration between researchers in think tanks across the world. Each researcher (those accepted to programme) will participate in a series of face to face and online exchanges between January 2014 and September 2015. The deadline for application is the 30th November!
The other week I had the good fortune of participating in an excellent meeting in Prague hosted by the Open Society Foundations: Policy Research, Technology and Advocacy Event @ the Hub. The event was designed to bring experts together from across Central and Eastern European think tanks to share ideas and learn from each other on innovative approaches to evidence-based advocacy and communications.
The Think Tank Initiative, the Think Tank Fund and On Think Tanks have joined forces to launch a 2 year project to encourage and support exchanges between think tanks across the developing world. The On Think Tanks Exchange will offer a group of young a promising researchers the chance to join a community of fellow think tankers to learn about each other's think tanks, and work on relevant collaborative research projects.
Peru has celebrated the first Think Tank Awards. The winners have been announced and there are already many lessons to learn from the process. In this post I announce the winners, describe the process, offer some preliminary reflections and lessons, and thank all those involved.
With twice as many entries as the first round, Round 2 of the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition has proved to be a highly competitive one! The public voting narrowed down the field to the top five visualisations, and the last week has been spent with the judges going back and forth on who should win this round. But the decision has been made, and the winner is...
Ray Struyk and Results for Development are looking for contributors for a book on Improving Think Tank Management. The book will include short cases from think tanks across the developing world. If you wish to participate, follow the instructions in the blog post.
On Think Tanks is looking for Guest Editors to take over a week of blogging. As our ongoing efforts to reach out to new ideas and communities, we are introducing this pilot to encourage researchers and thinktankers with great ideas to develop and share them with and via On Think Tanks. Read on to find out how to apply.