[This video series was led by TTI’s Knowledge Translation Program Officer, Tiffany Barnes-Huggins, in collaboration with American filmmaking company, Digital Development Communications International.]

The Think Tank Initiative has launched its new video series: “Organizational Strengthening for Global Development.” These videos capture some of the most important lessons learned from the Think Tank Initiative over the past 10 years, answering questions such as: “What is the value of local knowledge?”, “why do think tanks matter?”, “what barriers do thinks face to getting funding?”, “what does it mean to “pay what it costs”?"

The series consists of 14 videos that feature representatives of the 5 funding organizations behind the Think Tank Initiative: Canada's International Development Research Center (IDRC), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). In this series, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the importance of think tanks for achieving critical global development goals, insight into how the funding community can help think tanks in low and middle-income countries better position themselves for influence, and how think tanks and funders can work together to foster greater synchronicity in their partnerships.

You can access the short trailers and the videos in English, French and Spanish by clicking the links below. Feel free to share these videos with your networks across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and follow the campaign on the Think Tank Initiative’s Twitter page: @TTI_ITT



English: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLba84bzuk-Zz-RD4vJ6DDh97JGixMXSVr

French: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLba84bzuk-Zzo-V338w56aM2luSyAPr9F

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLba84bzuk-Zw52jhVubn-RXmCEr1xet5V



English: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLba84bzuk-ZzRHFt5wsoXK9d2l6__Elde

French: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLba84bzuk-Zwuq0nWMeTPnam0F7o0Nqxf

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLba84bzuk-ZwgIhfNP3mayafx02y6FHHN


If you have any questions, please contact thinktank@idrc.ca.