Partnering higher education institutions for social and environmental justice in the Global South
14 November 2017, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Partnering with higher education institutions for social and environmental justice in the Global South: lessons from the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit
Development Planning Unit, Room 101
In the context of the £1.5 billion aid money that the UK government is now channelling through UK research institutions, this event explores the importance of building local institutions and capacity in order to establish equitable research partnerships that respond to local concerns. It will also explore the role of these institutions in brokering local partnerships for urban justice.
Having equitable partnerships with local research institutions, however, is not enough. To improve well-being for women and men living in poverty, the global South partner institution also needs to have strong relationships with communities and their organisations. Through the discussion of the DPU experience with Njala University in setting up the Sierra Leone Urban Research Centre, we will highlight some of the challenges and potential of building these complex partnerships.
Discussant: Prof Adriana Allen (TBC)
Dr Joseph Macarthy is an urban planner with speciality in urban development planning and climate change adaptation. He is lecturer at the Institute of Geography and Development Studies. His research interest centres on urban planning and climate change. Joseph has a PhD in Urban Planning and Management from Newcastle University and MSc. in Urban Development Planning from the University College London.