EAStalk RebeccaLahl AD "How to prepare a policy brief?"

Rebecca Lahl, Head of the Office for Knowledge Exchange at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research in Bremen (ZMT), is supporting stakeholder engagement and knowledge and technology transfer at ZMT. As a knowledge broker and trainer she supports science-to-society and science-to-policy processes, knowledge transfer and transdisciplinarity.

Rebecca holds an B. Sc in Environmental Science and an M. Sc. in Natural Resource Management. Before joining ZMT, she has worked in development cooperation and as a political advisor.

Summary of the presentation:
"Scientific knowledge is the key element that underpins the development and implementation of policy. As we develop further the knowledge base, it is important to communicate those developments to policy makers. We have an increasing presence of Policy Briefs that are written as deliverables and/or outcomes of research projects.

In this EASTalk webinar, Rebecca Lahl of the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) Office for Knowledge Exchange (OKE) will take us step by step through the preparation of a good policy brief and share her experience on how it should be prepared to achieve maximum impact. This is a skill that all researchers should have. Either if you are preparing policy briefs yourself, or if you need to verbally explain your research to policy makers".

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) is Germany-wide the only and unique research institute for the study of tropical marine ecosystems and their services to human societies.

The mission of ZMT is to provide a scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of tropical coastal ecosystems by conducting research, capacity development and consulting activities in close cooperation with international and national partners.

As one of the first research institutes in Germany, ZMT, from its very beginning in 1991, genuinely brought together the key disciplines for the holistic assessment of marine resource use and management in the tropics. Today, ZMT continues to play a leading role in the integration of social and natural science approaches, as well as transdisciplinary stakeholder involvement processes bridging the science-practice gap.

With its inter- and transdisciplinary approach to the study of tropical coastal systems, ZMT has earned a special position within the German marine research environment and plays a vital role in setting the agenda for coastal science cooperation between Germany and partner countries in the tropics.

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