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Digital outreach

Digital outreach

ALC is committed to creating and strengthening digital knowledge transfer platforms and public engagement. This constitutes the core of ALC’s dissemination strategy with the key objective of knowledge-transfer and policy influencing.

We concentrate efforts on a small number of channels of dissemination and public engagement through which maximum impact will be sought. There are three main strands to our dissemination strategy:

  1. Mainstream publishing outlets: including publishing in peer reviewed journals and book publications. We will target key journals in the fields of peace and security in addition to publishing through Zed Books, with which ALC has a book contract.
  2. Public engagement through digital technology platforms: For dissemination via this medium, we will focus on a combination of ALC’s in-house platforms – data lab, ALC Radio and LDS Journal – and a major external digital news platform.
  3. Policy influencing channels: Alumni and ALC mentors located in relevant policy institutions such as ECOWAS and the African Union will facilitate knowledge transfer by co-hosting of validation and review workshops with the ALC; and dissemination of ALC research outputs within the institution and among other policy institutions.

The current cornerstone of our digital outreach platforms are:

  1. Publications: includes our online Journal of Leadership and Developing Societies, alongside our long standing ALC in-house publications series.
  2. ALC Radio: our online public interest radio station with a core focus on peace, security and leadership in Africa and the developing world.
  3. ALC Datalab: is committed to providing data on the fields of Peacebuilding, Women, Gender, Security and Development in Africa. It is designed to serve as warehouse for scarce data across the continent in order to assist African researchers, scholars and students in their works.
  4. Youtube: Our emerging new channel where video recordings of ALC’s key activities are assembled and disseminated.
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