Blog: The UCL Evaluation Exchange & the Co-production Collective announce collaboration
23 March 2023
The UCL Evaluation Exchange are planning a partnership with the Co-Production Collective focused on delivering a new project to understand and demonstrate the value of coproduction.
Collaborate to evaluate! The UCL Evaluation Exchange & the Co-production Collective join forces
A blog by Gemma Moore and Ruth Unstead-Joss
Although there are a million and one things to do before the end of term, we wanted to take a moment to share with you an exciting new project for the UCL Evaluation Exchange.
We are delighted to announce that we are planning a partnership with the Co-Production Collective at UCL focused on delivering a new project to understand and demonstrate the value of coproduction. Read more about the project here.
Co-Production Collective at UCL are a co-production community where everyone is welcome. Together the community learn, connect, and champion co-production for lasting change. They have received funding, from Research England’s Participatory Research Fund to support an international cohort of projects, focused on tackling issues linked to health impacts from climate change. The cohort of projects will use co-production or other similar participatory research methods as their approach and will include a mixed group of people with living or lived and learnt experience coming together as a team.
We will be supporting these projects, working with them to develop skills, confidence and capabilities in evaluation, whilst aiming to embed a culture of learning in co-production. We have experience of supporting different people to work together to build skills and share capacity in evaluation that work in the real world. Ruth Unstead-Joss and Gemma Moore from the Evaluation Exchange also work on the global Complex Systems for Sustainability and Health project – which aims to making sense of the complex systems that underpin the health of cities, whilst understanding the different pathways that climate change can impact our health.
So, even though this project is new to us at the Evaluation Exchange, collaborating with the Co-Production Collective on this project feels like a natural step forward.
As Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal, from the Co-Production Collective says:
“We want to try and fill the gap that the Value of Co-Production research identified and co-produce the development of something (perhaps a tool but we don’t know yet) to help people to evaluate co-production work
The Evaluation Exchange are looking forward to starting this project in the summer. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more.
- To learn more about the project, go here.
- To learn more about the Complex Systems for Sustainability and Health project, go here.
- To learn more about the UCL Evaluation Exchange, go here.
- To learn more about the Co-Production Collective, go here.
- To learn more about the Value of Co-Production research, go here.
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