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A new culture of failure in North-South research partnerships

Brilliant failure – at first this sounds more like a contradiction than a productive way of dealing with difficulties. Yet, a synthesis project from the r4d programme turned it into an innovative concept with regard to North-South research partnerships. The result is a film that is as entertaining as it is inspiring.

Brilliant Failures

The half-hour film “Brilliant Failure in International Partnerships” consists of three chapters, which are published as individual 8 to 10-minute videos on Youtube. They consist of video footage, recordings of zoom interviews and drawn animations and can be watched individually or as a group.

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Brilliant Failures Chapter 1: What is Failure?
Brilliant Failure Chapter 2: Knowledge Management, Success and Leadership
Brilliant Failure Chapter 3: Partner Selection