PACE’s policy communication and media training programs build local capacity by expanding the roster of advocacy and policy champions and producing strong cadres of journalists who educate and motivate supporters.
Empower regional institutions, individuals, and local partners with the skills to effectively mobilize communities and reach policymakers.
Our new Policy Communication Toolkit is a resource to bridge the gap that often lies between research and policy. It consolidates tools, materials, and approaches PRB has developed and refined over 30 years of training researchers to communicate to policy audiences.
Strengthen the capacity of researchers to conduct in-depth analyses of reproductive health issues and turn those analyses into powerful messages for policy action.
The Policy Fellows program aims to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process. While research often has profound policy implications, it must be communicated effectively to a variety of nontechnical audiences in order to have an impact.
Produce cadres of journalists who gain skills to generate accurate, data-driven reporting that motivates and educates change makers in developing countries.
PRB has worked with hundreds of journalists from developing countries to help them understand issues related to population, reproductive health, and gender status, so that they can report on them accurately and comprehensively. This media toolkit was funded by USAID under the PACE (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced) project and based on lessons learned through our global journalism program Women’s Edition. The toolkit showcases PRB’s capacity efforts so that others who want to engage with the news media can learn from our work and expand the reach of this successful media training.
Women’s Edition brings together senior-level women editors, reporters, and producers from influential media organizations in developing countries to examine and report on pressing issues affecting women’s health and status.
Update: Two journalists – Carol Natukunda of the New Vision newspaper in Uganda and Joyce Chimbi of the Kenya-based African Woman and Child Feature Service – are the winners of a 2018 Women’s Edition story contest.