Building the Next Generation of Community-based Researchers ("The NextGen project")

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Project Description Over the past 20-25 years a variety of community-based research (CBR) strategies have gained acceptance as particularly valuable for addressing complex social, health, environmental and poverty issues. This is in part due the acknowledgement that the engagement of the intended beneficiaries of the research is critical to being able to make changes or […]

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Knowledge, Occupation and Violence: Limits of Knowledge Democracy?

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As part of the on-going ‘mainstreaming community-based research’ project of our UNESCO Chair we are developing a series of case studies on community-university research partnerships looking at policies and supportive structures making it possible for university based academics and civil society academics to work together in the co-creation of knowledge for a better future. Among […]

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Maximum Governance of BRICS

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The sixth Summit of heads of state/government from 5 BRICS countries is taking place today at Fartaleza, Brasil. The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is attending his first multi-lateral meeting of this club of large economies outside the OECD. In the course of this Summit, the leaders of Brasil, China, Russia, India and South […]

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Irish Presidents sign Campus Engage Charter on Civic and Community Engagement – 16th June 2014

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Irish higher education institutions have engaged since their beginnings with other social, cultural and economic actors, at local, regional and national levels. the importance of ‘engagement’ in all its facets is now recognised by the national strategy for higher education, 2030 which states that: “higher education institutions should have open engagement with their community and […]

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Certificate course on Research for Citizen-led change

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Research for Citizen-led Change October 15 – 31, 2014 Coady International Institute Certificate in Research for Citizen-led Change By adapting and evolving to meet the changing needs of development practitioners, the Coady International Institute remains at the forefront of innovation within the field of community-based development. The Institute is an educational organization dedicated to identifying, […]

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World Report Launch at University of Lisbon, June 27, 2014

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The European Society for Research on the Education of Adults provided an opportunity for a ‘mini’ launch of the World Report at its conference on Local Change, Social Actions and Adult Learning: Challenges and Responses held in the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon.  Included in the conference were 80 adult education scholars […]

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Cognitive Justice and the Reenchantment of Civil Society?

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Michael Edwards, one of the most respected organic intellectuals of the global civil society movement has brought out a third edition of his influential book Civil Society. In this third edition, he notes, “civil society organisations are increasingly divorced from the forces that drive deeper social change”. Licenio C Lima of the Institute of Education […]

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