Knowledge Networking

Research Integration Using Dialogue Methods

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Author(s): David McDonald, with Gabriele Bammer, Peter Deane
Publication Date: 2009

Describing research integration as the process of improving the understanding of real-world problems by synthesising relevant knowledge from diverse disciplines and stakeholders, this book discusses how methods and tools developed for the dialogic process can be useful for research integration. These tools include, among others:

The Brokering Guidebook – Navigating Effective Sustainable Development Partnerships

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Author: Ros Tennyson
Publication Date: 2005

As a sister publication to “The Partnering Toolbox”, this guidebook highlights the critical role that a broker has as an intermediary, who enables partners to ensure the maximum effectiveness of their partnership. Aimed at those people who are about to engage in brokering activities in often diverse settings in different parts of the world, ‘The Brokering Guidebook’ outlines and supports the many varied tasks that a broker engages in as both process manager and behind-the-scenes leader.

The Partnering Toolbook

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Author: Ros Tennyson
Publication Date: 2003

Based on  the experiences of practitioners of innovative, successful partnerships, the Partnering Toolbook is a concise step-by-step guide for those who are initiating a multi-stakeholder partnership (MSP).

Organisational Learning in NGOs - Creating the Motive, Means and Opportunity

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Author:  Bruce Britton
Publication Date: March, 2005

This Praxis Paper explores the importance of organisational learning in NGOs drawing on examples gathered from interviews mainly with Northern NGO staff and from an extensive review of the literature.

The paper examines why NGOs need to provide the motive, means and opportunity for organisational learning and introduces practical examples of how pioneering NGOs are doing this.