BRIDGE Cutting Edge programmes take an exciting and innovative approach to the synthesis and development of knowledge, thinking and good practice around key gender and development issues. The programmes facilitate a collaborative approach to promoting good practice and effective, targeted policies on cutting edge issues. This happens through a range of activities, including online and face-to-face discussions and network building.
The production of BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs are a key component to the programmes, but we also focus on partnerships and processes of engagement and debate throughout a programme’s lifespan, in order to maximise impact on research, policy and practice. Each Cutting Edge programme is developed in partnership with the following actors, who guide direction and content as well as playing a key role in dissemination and impact:
- A programme working group, made up of thematic experts from a range of global regions and from activist, academic, policy making and practitioner backgrounds.
- One or more communities of practice: a diverse group of individuals who come together to discuss, debate and document challenges, barriers and success stories around each programme’s theme, via online discussion.