Knowledge Transfer Strategies Need to Engage Citizens to Be Successful

Canadian Policy Research Networks has published several presentations from the recent Knowledge in Motion Conference (October 16-18, 2008) at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The October 30, 2008 edition of CPRN’s e-newsletter notes: “Successfully transferring knowledge is essential for research institutions seeking to influence public policy and lay the groundwork for implementing change. At the same time, researchers can benefit from the knowledge of citizens about their preferences and advice on various policy options. Identifying those policy options which citizens prefer, reject or wish to modify helps develop approaches that have the best chance for success in meeting social and economic goals.”

“Citizen Participation in Public Policy Issues,” “Are Citizens Up to Making Policy: Lessons from the Citizen’s Assemblies,” and “Youth and Climate Change: Maximizing the Impacts of Research and Action” can be downloaded from the CPRN website at