February 2021: Registrations Open for March 3 NITRO-Oceania workshop

The March 3 NITRO-Oceania workshop “How organisations best support and encourage research for impact” is now open for registration (see below).

This workshop will provide an opportunity for you:

  • to connect with others who are involved in and influence, or have oversight of, the design of research programmes which focus on change “on the ground”
  • to learn about designing for impact from a range of perspectives, including funders, researchers, and communities
  • to share experiences of success and failure and identify the key elements needed for good outcomes

Speakers and panellists for the workshop are:

  • Cassie Kenney, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University
  • Petra Lungren, Innovation Broker, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
  • Teatulohi (Lohi) Matainaho, chairman of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Science and Technology Council and the Chief Science Advisor to the government of PNG
  • Liz Wedderburn, Emeritus International Ambassador for AgResearch Ltd. Formerly Assistant Research Director responsible for International Collaborations, Adoption and Practice Change
  • A fifth speaker, yet to be confirmed, who will represent community perspectives

The speakers will pre-record short presentations which you will be able to access prior to the workshop and will join us for a panel discussion on the day. Attendees will then further explore issues and share experiences through breakout groups.

The workshop will be run over two and a half hours, at the following times:

Western Australia (AWST) 07:00-09:30
Papua New Guinea (PGT) and Queensland (AEST) 09:00-11:30
South Australia (ACDT) 09:30-11.00
ACT, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania (AEDT) 10:00-12:30
Fiji (FJT) 11:00-13:30
New Zealand (NZDT) 12:00-14:30
Samoa (WST) 13:00-15:30

We will provide details on how to connect into the workshop, and other information, prior to 3 March.

There is no attendance fee.

To register for this workshop, please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/nitro-oceania-workshop-planning-for-impact-tickets-141189127481