The PARC Partnerships Fund has funded 5 projects led by collaborators in Botswana, Ethiopia and South Africa (2). For information on the Call, which was open between September 2021 and January 2022, see here.
Building on advances made in the UK research sector toward promoting greater equity in collaboration with global South partners, this funding aims to help embed a new mode of research partnerships that goes further in redressing the multiple layers of power imbalances often found in global North-Africa research. As such, the fund’s goal is to contribute to a championing of transformation in Africa research and partnerships within the University of Bristol and beyond.
Projects are expected to last up to 12 months and have now begun. The five funded projects are:
- Developing an indigenous model of crisis-sensitive educational leadership in Botswana
- Assessing climate resilience of multi-village water supplies in Ethiopia
- Designing neuropharmaceuticals to permeate the blood-brain barrier and combat neurological disorders
- Sounding East Africa: Music, Technology and Ideology
- Microplastic pollution: Characterization, source apportionment and impacts in Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria