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Spotlight on Research-Practice Collaborations - Online Roundtable



The cooperation between researchers and practitioners during different stages of the research process has the potential to benefit both society and research supporting processes of ‘transformation’. In her recent commentary in our journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), Katja Bender from the International Center for Sustainable Development at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences reflects on Research-Practice Collaborations (RPCs) from a political economy perspective. RPCs have the potential to foster research quality in many ways, but also can produce unintended adverse effects on knowledge generation which may create distorted and biased knowledge and even help produce or exacerbate existing inequalities. Using Bender's paper as a jumping off point, the EJDR has published a series of commentaries discussing her approach from various perspectives. Join us for a virtual roundtable on 10 November 2022 at 15 00 CET to talk about the main findings of these authors.

Spotlight on Research-Practice Collaborations - Online Roundtable


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