Network Meeting and DCMS College of Experts

Hi all, hope you are all well and that you managed to take a break or planning to take one shortly.

Network Meeting on 9th September

At our next Network Meeting this coming Thursday, 9th September from 10.30am, we will be joined by Bob Sherman from the Low Carbon Warwickshre Network and Caspar Kennerdale, ClearCommunityWeb.

Bob will share some insights and examples of recent projects aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of community buildings in Warwickshire, explain why this is an important initiative, and provide suggestions for funding sources. Caspar runs ClearCommunityWeb in Crystal Palace, London. He has supported over 200 older people, vulnerable adults and carers get devices and build confidence using the internet to help them stay in contact with each other, access critical services and support networks. Caspar will share further information about his organisation’s new volunteer training program for community organizations looking to provide a digital inclusion programme. To find out more and to book a place you can visit:

DCMS College of Experts

DCMS needs to draw upon a broad range of expertise including technical experts, scientific researchers, social scientists, policy and behavioural experts and economists to inform its work. The breadth of the department’s portfolio is reflected on the department’s outcome plan and in activities described in the DCMS website and the DCMS blog. High quality advice, knowledge and expertise and external challenge is crucial to the work of the department and underpins the Government’s policy of drawing upon open science and new knowledge to support policy making. The department is particularly interested in gaining external expert advice in a number of crucial focus areas. The areas and the sorts of expertise DCMS is interested in are listed in the attached document, read on to find out more including details of how to get involved:

Thank you.


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