Our Approach

Establish Clear Objectives and Research Questions:

Define clear research objectives and formulate focused research questions to guide the research process and ensure that it remains relevant and purposeful.

Monitor and Evaluate Research Impact:

Monitor and evaluate the impact of research activities and knowledge management initiatives, using both qualitative and quantitative indicators, to assess effectiveness, identify lessons learned, and inform continuous improvement.

Conduct Systematic Literature Reviews:

Conduct comprehensive literature reviews to identify existing research and knowledge gaps, synthesize relevant findings, and inform the design of new research studies.

Employ Mixed-Methods Approaches:

Utilize mixed-methods approaches, combining qualitative and quantitative research methods, to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex phenomena and triangulate findings.

Utilize Participatory Research Methods:

Engage stakeholders, including communities, policymakers, and practitioners, in the research process through participatory methods such as participatory action research (PAR) and co-design approaches.

Adopt Ethical Research Practices:

Ensure that research activities adhere to ethical principles and guidelines, including informed consent, confidentiality, and respect for the rights and well-being of research participants.

Document Research Findings and Methodologies:

Document research findings, methodologies, and data sources systematically to facilitate transparency, reproducibility, and knowledge sharing among stakeholders.

Implement Data Management Systems:

Establish data management systems to organize, store, and analyze research data effectively, ensuring data security, integrity, and accessibility throughout the research lifecycle.

Promote Open Access and Data Sharing:

Promote open access to research outputs, including publications, datasets, and research tools, to facilitate collaboration, replication, and further analysis by the broader research community.

Facilitate Interdisciplinary Collaboration:

Foster interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange of knowledge across different fields and disciplines to address complex research questions and generate innovative solutions.

Invest in Capacity Building and Training:

Provide training and capacity-building opportunities for researchers and knowledge managers to enhance their skills in research design, data collection, analysis, and knowledge dissemination.

Utilize Technology and Digital Tools:

Leverage technology and digital tools, such as research management software, data visualization platforms, and online collaboration platforms, to streamline research workflows and enhance knowledge management.

Promote Knowledge Sharing and Dissemination:

Disseminate research findings and knowledge products through various channels, including publications, reports, policy briefs, seminars, workshops, and online platforms, to reach diverse audiences and maximize impact.


Effective approaches to research, documentation, and knowledge management have far-reaching impacts, driving innovation, informing decision-making, and contributing to positive societal change. By prioritizing these approaches and investing in their implementation, Change for Planet aims to unlock the full potential of research and knowledge to address pressing global challenges and build a more sustainable and equitable future for all.