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RRN Webinar | Localizing Knowledge Production: Shifting power in forced migration studies

April 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Key Contact:Refugee Research Network

LERRN is pleased to announce this upcoming webinar from the Refugee Research Network:

Drawing on the results of a review of forced displacement research centres based in the global South and interviews with the directors of these centres, this webinar encourages a shift from focusing on research partnerships to an approach that supports the localization of knowledge production in refugee and forced migration studies. The speakers invite us to consider an approach that changes the structures of knowledge production through tackling issues such as funding management of Global South-led research, transfer of power to researchers in the South, a recognition of the diverse forms of knowledge and knowledge production, and an appreciation for the diverse understandings of success and impact across contexts.

Video recording & post-webinar report

Guest speakers:

  • James Milner, Associate Professor of Political Science at Carleton University and Director of LERRN: The Local Engagement Refugee Research Network.
  • Richa Shivakoti, Senior Research Associate at the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration.
  • Amanda Coffie, Research Fellow at the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana.
  • Roula El-RifaiSenior Program Specialist with the Democratic and Inclusive Governance Division at Canada’s International Development Research Centre – IDRC.