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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.

Please register for the workshop at least 5 days before the workshop starts.


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