The USAID-funded Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) invited USAID staff and partners to a four-part webinar series that provided an overview of our Research Translation Toolkit and a deep-dive into each of its three sections. This toolkit is particularly relevant to those supporting or implementing research projects who can benefit from step-by-step guidance on communicating key messages to the right decisionmakers.
Throughout the webinar series, we highlighted what the toolkit is, why it is important to your work, when you can use it in the research process, and how you can use it yourself.
Guest speakers shared real-world examples of how they have used the processes from the toolkit in their work.
Following the completion of the four-part series, RTAC presented a webinar on the toolkit during USAID’s Agency Learning and Evidence Month, providing an overview of the toolkit while focusing on examples of and testimonials from research teams who have used RTAC’s research translation process.
For a quick snapshot of the toolkit, including the purpose of each section and when to use it in the research process, download our factsheet here. Frequently asked questions from participants and answers from the webinar facilitators can be downloaded here.
Thursday, February 9 | 9:30-11:00am EST, 2:30-4:00pm GMT
A Vital Resource: Exploring USAID’s Research Translation Toolkit
This webinar introduces you to the importance of research translation – the process that transforms research findings into a form that is relevant to practitioners or other audiences – and provides a high-level overview of the Research Translation Toolkit, including real world examples of research teams that have used the processes from the toolkit.
Thursday, February 23 | 9:30-11:00am EST, 2:30-4:00pm GMT
Reaching the Right People at the Right Time: How to Use the Stakeholder Analysis Section
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jose Rodriguez, International Consultant, Philippines
This webinar introduces you to how you can use the Stakeholder Analysis Section to identify influential individuals or groups who might use your research, and plan effective engagement with them to increase the impact of your research insights or technical innovations.
Thursday, March 2 | 9:30-11:00am EST, 2:30-4:00pm GMT
Capturing Attention: How to Use the Communication Products Section
Guest Speaker: Anneka Van Scoyoc, PRB, United States
This webinar introduces you to how you can use the Communication Products Section to craft main messages and choose the right format to share your research insights or technical innovations with stakeholders in a way that motivates them to use evidence to inform policies, programs, or practices.
Thursday, March 9 | 9:30-11:00am EST, 2:30-4:00pm GMT
Transforming Research into Programs and Policies: How to Use the Research-to-Action Plan Section
Guest Speaker: Dr. Marlene Lee, PRB, United States
This webinar introduces you to how you can use the Research-To-Action (R2A) Plan Section to develop a step-by-step plan to communicate your research findings, attract influential stakeholders, and ensure your research leads to action.
Friday, April 21 | 1:00-2:30pm EST, 5:00-6:30pm GMT
Overview and Applications of the USAID Research Translation Toolkit: Considering the Importance of Research Translation
In this webinar, RTAC explored basic principles for research translation, stakeholder analysis, and the Research-to-Action planning process; shared detailed examples of research teams that have used the processes and approaches outlined in Toolkit; and detailed the context for research utilization under RTAC. This webinar was part of the Agency Learning and Evidence Month, a month-long series of learning events (see USAID’s Program of Events) that highlighted how evidence from the 2022-2026 USAID Agency Learning Agenda can support the Agency workforce in furthering USAID policy priorities.
These webinars will be recorded. Sensitive information (such as personally identifiable information) will be handled in accordance with Federal law, and USAID’s privacy and security policies.