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Claiming and framing impacts and engagement in global South contexts

20 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0

If you are a University of Bristol researcher with experience of engagement in the global South, please do come along to this event on Thursday 20th June in the Global Lounge, Senate house. This event is aimed at researchers working with arts, humanities and social science research methods.

Join colleagues working on other Africa-facing projects to explore common experiences and challenges, with a view to identifying where impact training and peer support opportunities could be of benefit. 

With a panel of experts, we will facilitate discussion and critical reflection of the claiming, framing and evaluation of ‘impacts’ by Western universities in global South contexts, particularly in light of the principles and aspirations of the Africa Charter. We will reflect on how the Africa Charter can be adapted for other contexts, and how this could inform and transform our thinking about impact practices and narratives and – ultimately – how engagement and impacts are valued and evaluated within higher education.

Not only will the outputs from this event be used to seed further discussion within the University, in particular the DREI impact team, but also to take messages ‘upstream’ to bodies such as Research England. 

All colleagues with an interest in global South research collaborations are very welcome – please register here.

We will begin with an (optional) networking lunch (13:00 – 14:00) followed by facilitated discussions and reflections (14:00 – 16:00).

Africa charter cover


20 June
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
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Global Lounge, Senate House
24 Tyndall Avenue
Bristol, BS8 1TQ United Kingdom
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