Date: 25 May 2021
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Event Type: Webinar
Tuesday 25 May 20.00-22.00 BST
Presenting the principles and tools in the third working paper in our series: A protocol for Participatory Action Research into Universities
About this event
Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate Webinar Series, No. 3
Speakers: Dr. Alexandre Frediani (IIED) & Dr. Charlotte Nussey (University College London)
Respondent: Dr. Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta (Pacific Community, SPC)
This event will share five parallel sets of principles and tools for developing Participatory Action Research (PAR) with a climate justice lens, drawing on the third paper in the Climate-U working paper series.
This event will discuss these five steps for setting up PAR groups:
- Exploring how the first involves identifying sites of impact for PAR that should be strategic and iterative, building towards a theory of change.
- The second step explores setting up PAR groups, grounded in ongoing relationships and recognising marginalisation, through different tools for stakeholder analyses.
- The third step reflects on convening PAR groups, and the process of collective immersion with questions of climate justice, giving an example of a case from Fiji of an ethos for community engagement.
- In the fourth step, action planning is considered, shaped by the principles of recognition of diversity and knowledge co-production.
- Finally, the centrality of learning in PAR processes is considered, and a framework for monitoring, evaluating and learning is offered.
Together, these five steps offer a route for researchers interested in PAR to follow, offering both practical guidance and theoretically grounded principles.
Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate is a three-year Global Challenges Research Fund project. Bringing together partners in Brazil, Fiji, Kenya, Mozambique and the UK, it explores the role that locally-generated higher education initiatives can play in addressing climate change. For more details about the Transforming Universities for a Changing Climate project, please visit our website, or follow us on Twitter @ClimateUniv.