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SciDev.Net organised focus groups in Fiji, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand (June 2012). Participants included senior science communicators, policymakers, scientists, academics, NGO officials, as well as professionals coming from the private sector.
Topics discussed included setting the right environment for science and innovation, to dissemination and uptake of evidence and research results for development and poverty reduction. Participants also helped generate insights into emerging trends and capacity building needs within their areas of specialisation.
The SciDev.Net Learning Series of publications derive insights from our science communication research projects and analysis. The Series is part of SciDev.Net's monitoring and evaluation programme, and provides valuable knowledge and lessons on issues including mainstreaming evidence for policymaking, development activities and building a culture of science.