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LERRN-RRN Webinar | Building Research Relationships and Setting the Agenda

November 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

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Research agendas have often been set by donors and external researchers, who come in from the outside to do research that fits their own priorities. Increasingly, researchers from the Global North are partnering with local researchers but may still be following an external agenda. Refugees are also becoming researchers, choosing to focus on issues that are important to them and their communities. How can research agendas be locally driven and locally relevant? What does a meaningful and reciprocal research partnership look like? How can researchers identify partners and build these kinds of relationships?



This is the second in a series of webinars co-hosted by the Local Engagement Refugee Research Network (LERRN) and the Refugee Research Network (RRN) on the ethics of forced migration research at various stages of the research process, from setting the agenda to sharing the research. With a growing understanding in the field of forced migration that it is important to do research differently, this series aims to build a community of practice of people dedicated to supporting ethical and relevant research on forced migration, and to share best practices on designing and conducting research. For event details, recordings, and post-webinar reports, click HERE.

LERRN is a team of researchers and practitioners committed to promoting protection and solutions with and for refugees. The goal is to ensure that refugee research, policy and practice are shaped by a more inclusive, equitable and informed collective engagement of civil society.

RRN was created to mobilize and sustain a Canadian and international network of researchers and research centres committed to studying refugee and forced migration issues and to engaging policy makers and practitioners in finding solutions to the plight of refugees and displaced persons.