Spotlight on Research-Practice Collaborations
Date: November 10, 2022
The European Association of Development Institutes (EADI) is organising an online roundtable to discuss key findings from several researchers on research-practice collaboration.
The cooperation between researchers and practitioners during different stages of the research process has the potential to benefit both society and research supporting processes of ‘transformation’. In her recent commentary in our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), Katja Bender from the International Center for Sustainable Development at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences reflects on Research-Practice Collaborations (RPCs) from a political economy perspective. RPCs have the potential to foster research quality in many ways, but also can produce unintended adverse effects on knowledge generation which may create distorted and biased knowledge and even help produce or exacerbate existing inequalities. Using Bender’s paper as a jumping off point, the EJDR has published a series of commentaries discussing her approach from various perspectives.
- Ana Maria Perez Arredondo, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; International Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.
- Katja Bender, International Center for Sustainable Development at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
- Petra Dannecker, Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna.
- Roberto Falanga, Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa.
- Pedro Goulart, CAPP and Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade de Lisboa.
- Cai Heath, Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford.
- Stefanie Meilinger, International Centre for Sustainable Development, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
- Maru Mormina, Ethox Centre and Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford
Online, via Zoom.
Please note that this event may be recorded.