Who we are
PARC represents the University of Bristol’s cross-disciplinary commitment to championing transformation in research collaborations with Africa to advance global science and the achievement of the continent’s own aspirations. Established in January 2020, the Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) is funded by a generous gift from the Perivoli Foundation.
PARC’s core mission is to help advance a rebalancing of the global science and research ecosystem to ensure that African scholars, institutions and knowledges from the continent take their rightful place in the global scientific effort.
To do so, PARC works to envision, model and champion a transformative mode of global North-Africa research collaborations that redresses the multi-layered power imbalances in scientific knowledge production, which persist as legacies of colonialism and disadvantage the continent as well as constrain global scholarship.
In this effort, we reflect the University of Bristol’s wider culture of alternative thinking, activism, and commitment to social justice.
What does success look like?
A transformative mode of research collaborations embraced and pursued as standard and best practice by scholarly communities, higher education institutions and science funding and governance bodies in the global North, Africa and beyond.