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Co-creating preconditions for inclusive and equitable funding in global academic collaborations


14:00 - 16:00

Organizers: Kelly Brito Salas, Susanne von Itter, Roseanna Avento Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) / European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) / University of Eastern Finland

Workshop Kelly Brito Salas, Susanne von Itter, Roseanna Avento

UniPID and EADI will convene a workshop to co-create and define preconditions for inclusive and equitable funding in global academic collaborations.
The research funding landscape for North-South academic collaborations requires constant evolution to ensure inclusivity, equity, effectiveness, and impact. Addressing the funding cycle in three stages – before, during, and after – presents an opportunity for funding agencies to collaborate with the academic community and enhance support mechanisms. This workshop aims to foster dialogue for co-creating inclusive and equitable funding.


  • To identify preconditions for fostering inclusive partnerships before applying for funding, based on existing good practices of funders in encouraging equitability, inclusivity and diversity
  • To explore good practices for supporting monitoring and evaluation mechanisms during the funding process.
  • To discuss feedback mechanisms and follow-up actions post-funding to ensure accountability and impact.

Example content and methodology (subject to change):
The workshop will feature interactive sessions and group exercises focusing on:

  • Before: Preconditions for fostering inclusive partnerships, addressing equity, diversity, and inclusion, considerations, and building capacity among applicants.
  • During: Support mechanisms during the funding process, including mentorship, technical assistance, and robust M&E frameworks to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • After: Feedback mechanisms, impact assessment, knowledge sharing, and capacity building for grantees to maximize the outcomes of funded projects.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Co-created strategies and recommendations for fostering inclusive and equitable partnerships, implementing support mechanisms, and establishing feedback loops.
  • Framework for collaborative action between funding agencies and the research community.


Time corresponds to CEST

The link to participate in the online workshop will be communicated to the registered participants shortly before the workshop
Languages: English