In this webinar, we will discuss experiences from UNICEF in working with governments around the world to stimulate more evidence-informed decision-making on issues that matter to children and their caregivers, how this might relate to the work of thinktanks, and how building a culture of evidence use and learning within our own organizations can help to add to external credibility.
Kerry Albright will offer some insights from her own experience at UNICEF, DFID and beyond, sharing practical mechanisms to help build an organizational evidence culture. She will also share some thoughts on the increasingly vocal participation of children and young people in agenda-setting for social change, the evolving nature of the evidence-informed policymaking field and why thinktanks matter in this space, drawing upon ongoing work with the Hewlett Foundation and partners that was presented at the OTT conference in Geneva earlier this year. #EvidenceForChildren
Wednesday 10 July 2019, 3pm UTC.
This 45-minute webinar is free.
Kerry Albright leads and coordinates the research facilitation and knowledge management activities of the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti. This includes oversight of research and knowledge products such as quality assurance and research ethics procedures, oversight of the annual ‘Best of UNICEF Research’ exercise, commissioning of systematic reviews, evidence briefs and research scans, advising on development of research outreach and uptake strategies, strategic liaison with HQ Divisions, Regional and Country Offices and other partners. She contributes to governance of the research function in UNICEF globally, the identification of knowledge gaps, improved use of research and evidence in policy and programme design and capturing research impact. Previously with DFID, Kerry is a senior professional with 20 years of experience in international development, development communication, evidence-informed policy development and analysis, innovation systems, and research-policy linkages.