DSA-ESRC Workshop series
MEETING THE CHALLENGES
Interdisciplinary research for global development
How can we best respond to global challenges in health, water, displacement, urban development, education and climate change?
What can Development Studies offer researchers from other disciplines to deepen and broaden their impact? How can researchers, practitioners and policy-makers collaborate more effectively? What can experts from the Global South and the Global North learn from each other to enhance their practice?
‘Meeting the Challenges’ is a series of cross-disciplinary workshops organised by the Development Studies Association and hosted by Development Studies centres around the UK, with funding support from the Economic and Social Research Council.
It aimed to: identify best practice in cross-disciplinary, international research collaboration; share what works in achieving impact through cross-disciplinary international research; deepen and extend cross-disciplinary, cross-national and scholar-practitioner connections; and grow people-based capacity and capability to undertake interdisciplinary research.
Each workshop had a distinct focus through which it addressed the cross-cutting themes:
Zoonoses and One Health, 15 October 2018
Ethical research in contexts of post-conflict and displacement, 22 October 2018
Frontiers in urban infrastructure research and action, 12/13 November 2018
Responding to environmental change, 22 January 2019
Poverty and Development, 4 March 2019
Water and Sustainable Development, 21 March 2019
Towards More Equitable Interdisciplinary Partnership, 25 April 2019
A range of communications resources have been produced, analysing different modes of cross-disciplinary, international collaboration and their strengths and weaknesses, as case studies of ‘lessons learned’ to strengthen future GCRF and allied research.
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