The purpose of this draft is to offer a starting point for thinking through the issues at stake and to provide structure for the broader discussion to take place at the 7thWCRI at which this statement is to be formalised. The end goal of this process is to produce a statement that presents systemic and structural values and principles necessary aimed at promoting equitable, fair and responsible partnerships.
The proposed Cape Town Statement on Diversity, Equity and Fairness in Research Contexts aims to present specific values and principles that foster RI through equitable and fair partnerships in research. Learn more about the proposed values and priciples in the draft.
Decolonisation was originally intended as a revolutionary concept and approach, but contemporary debates, including in the global North, have arguably mainstreamed the concept of decolonisation. Indeed, one might ask whether the debate on decolonising academia itself has been colonised. This does not make decolonising academia irrelevant. On the contrary, it emphasises the importance of continuous attention to how structural imbalances of inequality are reproduced.
With this project, an interdisciplinary team of researchers aims to shed light on the dynamics and scope of ethical challenges as they pertain to research staff collecting data in low- and middle-income countries.
EADI Blog by Katarzyna Cieslik, Shreya Sinha, Cees Leeuwis, Tania Eulalia Martínez-Cruz, Nivedita Narain and Bhaskar Vira
Many words common to science have never been written in African languages. Now, researchers from across Africa are changing that.Image: Credit: Eye Ubiquitous/Alamy
Christopher H. Trisos, Jess Auerbach & Madhusudan Katti
Transboundary and intercultural research in partnership is a continuous process of sound knowledge generation, building mutual trust, mutual learning and shared ownership.