How to write for non-academic audiences to achieve progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Driving progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals needs engagement and input from across all parts of society. Research and education helps us to understand, explore, and engage on key issues and to explore ways to address challenges we are facing across the globe. However, the outputs of research can be hard to understand and utilise for those who are not academic or expert. The broader reform of research assessment offers us an opportunity to incentivise communication modes and formats that drive greater public engagement, with plain language summaries and practitioner abstracts two formats that are helping more readers to engage with research to find answers to the world’s most pressing problems.

Join the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative SDG Publishers Compact Fellows, the Open Climate Campaign, and OpenPharma for a co-convened practical workshop which will offer advice and guidance on when and how to write for non academic audiences.

For the best experience we recommend that registrants join the event live but we appreciate that this won’t always be possible. All registrants will receive a follow up after the event including slides and resources.

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