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Workshop: Communicating with Policymakers about Population and

30 May - 29 June, 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii

The East-West Center announces its 37th annual Summer Seminar on
Population at the East West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. There
are three independent but concurrent workshops, along with semi-
nar-wide activities. The three workshops are:

* Communicating with Policymakers about Population and Health
(Coordinators: Sidney Westley and Phyllis Piotrow)

* From Analysis to Action: Advocating for Effective HIV Re-
sponses (Coordinators: Tim Brown, Dimitri Prybylski, Chris Ward,
Wiwat Peerapatanapokin)

* Livable Cities in Pacific Asia: Research Methods for Policy
Analysis (Coordinators: Peter Xenos and Michael Douglass)

Application Deadline: December 31, 2005

Communicating with Policymakers about Population and Health
Workshop description:

The objective of this workshop is to increase the use of re-
search findings and professional knowledge and experience to im-
prove population and health policies and programs. Sessions are
designed to help participants identify the policy implications
of population and health findings, to understand how research
results and professional knowledge can influence the policy
process, and to communicate with policymakers in simple and com-
pelling formats. Participants will explore the policy process
and successful strategies for policy change; design a strategy
to communicate their own research findings to policymakers; use
electronic and print media to obtain research results and other
information that support policy implications drawn from their
own research; develop skills for communicating with policymak-
ers, both directly and through the media.

Prospective applicants are advised to seek funding from their
home organizations or from national or international agencies.
Applicants are expected to seek their own financial support and
indicate prospective sponsors on their application form. The
East-West Center and the INFO Project can provide financial as-
sistance to a very few outstanding candidates for the "Communi-
cating with Policymakers about Population and Health" workshop.

Who Should Apply:

The workshop is designed for researchers, program managers, and
other professionals working in the health arena. Participants
should have previous computer experience and be fluent in Eng-
lish. They should bring project data or research results from
their own work that can be used to address a policy problem.

How to Apply:

Send the completed application form and other application docu-
ments. Download the application form at
and submit by December 31, 2005 to:

37th Summer Seminar on Population
East-West Center, Population and Health Studies
1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601, U.S.A.
Tel: +1-808-944-7410 (Peter Xenos) / or:
Tel: +1-808-944-7332 (Eugene Alexander)
Fax: +1-808-944-7490

More information:

Download application:

Eugene Alexander
Tel. +1-808-944-7332

Peggy D'Adamo
The INFO Project -
111 Market Place, Suite 310 - Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
Tel. +1-410-659-6256
Fax: +1-410-659-6266

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