Enrique Mendizabal comes from a think tank background. He’s been involved in studying think tanks and evidence-based policy and policy entrepreneurship for over 20 years. In 2010, he headed the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme at the Overseas Development Institute where he led the organisation’s research and practice on think tanks, networks, research communications, and policy influence. RAPID’s work combined research with practice.
After 6 years at the Overseas Development Institute, he founded On Think Tanks, the leading platform for information, analysis, and opinion relating to think tanks across the world. In 2016 On Think Tanks launched the On Think Tanks School which aims to support think tanks and thinktankers across the world through direct training and advice.
Enrique talks with Frontrunners Innovate Founder, Mary Kurek, about the process of how think tanks should be working on research agendas, developing new communications channels, strategies for influence, and tools for strengthening their governance and management.
Meet Enrique Mendizabal. (42-min video)
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