Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Research Into Use launches RIUtv

4 December 2009 R4D . As part of its communications strategy, the DFID-funded Research Into Use Programme (RIU) has launched an on-line television channel – RIUtv. One way of sharing research into use lessons is to identify compelling stories and present these in a way that policy makers and practitioners can readily see the benefits.

The RIUtv network involves sub-contract local cameramen and staff in each of RIU's African Country Programmes to enable them to make their own films. RIU will also place success stories with a wide range of national and international media - print, radio, television and web.

Andy Hall, Head of the Central Research Team, Research into Use, explains the programmes approach to research.

RIUtv correspondent, Nik Wood, explains the background to Research into Use, which has launched its own online TV station.

Patrick Opondo operates as a 3V Vet in the town of Dokolo, Uganda. Here he explains how his business is growing as part of a programme aimed at helping young vets to set up in private business. Patricks work also sees him involved in a project, backed by Research into Use, whereby cattle are sprayed against tsetse flies that spread the deadly sleeping sickness disease.

Prof John David Kibasa, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Makerere University in Uganda, explains how the university curriculum has been changed to teach young vets entrepreneurial skills as they prepare to operate in their communities.

Research Into Use launches RIUtv