Co-production and academia-NGO research partnerships in humanitarian settings
What does it mean to ‘co-produce’ research? What might a co-production research partnership look like in practice? What do we need to consider when co-producing research in humanitarian settings? This webinar features a panel discussion with practitioners and academics who have co-produced research. The webinar is part of the launch of our report, ‘The co-production of research between academics, NGOs and communities in humanitarian response: a practice guide’.
This event will be chaired by Michelle Lokot.
Gang Karume , Technical Advisor, Rebuild Hope for Africa
Gang is a Bio-environmentalist DRC native with more than two decades of humanitarian and development work experience in both operations and programming. He has worked both as national and international staff serving in various positions including Emergency Operations Director, Regional Operations Director and Country Director in Chad, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, the Great Lakes Region, South Sudan, Congo Brazzaville.
He has worked with many international research institutions and Universities including Transition International, 3ie (The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), Columbia University and Tufts University. Gang has an exceptional knowledge of the Great Lakes region, its context and power dynamics and carried out many assessments related to peace and regional integration. He is currently supporting a national non-profit organization Rebuild Hope for Africa as Technical Advisor.
Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal, Co-Production Collective, UCL
Niccola is part of Co-Production Collective, a co-produced community working to support the authentic co-production (not faux-production!) of research, service and policy development.
Niccola has worked for a wide variety of organisations across health, well-being and physical activity, from charities to government-related bodies, to large agencies. All of these roles have had a focus on culture change and involved her working closely with the public, patients and local community members. She is passionate about co-production, about all parties communicating on a level playing field, sharing power and decision making and about ensuring organisations are aware of the value gained from this way of working.
Chika Charles Aniekwe, Senior Advisor & Head of Stabilisation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Chika works on peacebuilding, stabilisation, governance and democracy issues. He holds a PhD in International Development from the University of Bradford. His work experience spans a range of contexts, including Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria, where he provided technical advice on electoral reform, conflict prevention and institutional strengthening. Chika's previous work in the Lake Chad region involved co-producing research between universities and the African Union, whom he previously worked for. Chika currently works for the UNDP.
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