Speaker: Professor Nelson Odume, Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University (Academic Coordinator: ACC Rhodes University)
Careful co-identification of research problems, co-design of the research projects, co-implementation, and continuous co-learning and adaptation are essential TDR processes that ensure that research with society contributes to effecting solutions to complex societal and scientific challenges. In this seminar, I will reflect on these TDR processes concerning the idea of reconfiguring African Studies. My reflection will touch on how TDR can contribute to the intellectual debate on re-configuring African Studies in ways that advance the theoretical development of the field and its impacts and new forms of collaborative knowledge co-production. I will conclude by exploring the risks and implications of this mode of knowledge production for researchers, policymakers and funding organisations.
At the end of the presentation, the moderator will invite the two discussants to make short contributions/reflections. The moderator will then open the floor for general questions and answer sessions.
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Topic: ACC modalities session: Rhodes - Doing research with society. The role of transdisciplinary, engaged research in re-configuring African studies
Time: Jun 17, 2021 02:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Meeting ID: 672 0114 6529
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