Towards Social & Epistemic Justice

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Community engagement in universities has typically been narrowly defined to imply service learning by students. Engagement in teaching and research has been rarely institutionalized in most Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Recognising engagement as a value to address social and epistemic injustice, therefore, is an unknown. Durban University of Technology and Rhodes University organized a South […]

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Mulembe Mutinze Cuusansi – The Great Turning: Confluence 2017 “Exceeds Expectations”

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The Mpambo African Multiversity in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research, Inclusion Press and the Victoria International Development Association (VIDEA) concluded a week’s events called Confluence 2017 with the installation of the Saaba Kabona (the highest spiritual leader) Jumba Aligaweza of Tondism on May 24, 2017 in ceremonies held in the sacred […]

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Is there a Canadian Approach to Knowledge Democracy?

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C2UExpo, Vancouver, May 1-5, 2017 Elder Margaret George of the Squamish First Nation and President Andrew Petter of Simon Fraser University Opening C2UExpo on May 2, 2017 The C2UExpo (Community Campus University Exposition) is ending today, May 5th, 2017. It is the 7th of these Canadian organised spaces where knowledge workers in communities, colleges and […]

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Rethinking Research Partnerships

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Evidence and the Politics of Participation in Academic-INGO Research Partnerships A Conversation on Knowledge Democracy On Monday of March 27th in London, UK, I had the opportunity to attend a day of the two-day workshop jointly organized by a wide range of academics involved in international development and researchers from international NGOs, mostly based in […]

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Participatory Research, Cognitive Justice and Knowledge Democracy in French-Speaking Countries of the Global South: The Open Science in Haiti and Africa (SOHA) Project

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We have recently received a book curated by Florence Piron, an anthropologist and ethicist at the Université Laval in Quebec, Samuel Regulus, a Haitian anthropologist who is now professor at the Université d’État d’Haïti and Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba, chief documentalist of the CERDOTOLA (International Center for Research and Documentation on African Tradition and Languages) […]

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Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science: An Exciting Advance for Knowledge Democracy

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Professors Gloria Snively and Wanotst’a7 Lorna Williams have just published a the first of what will be two books on the Indigenous Science of a region of West Coast Canada and the US, the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees), SXIMEŁEŁ (Esquimalt), and WSÁNEĆ (Saanich). This book, a towering achievement, is moreover available as an open […]

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Knowledge and Racial Justice: The Movement of African Descendants in Latin America

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It has been my privilege to attend the Second Symposium on the Afrodescendants Movement and Latin American Studies organized by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center of Harvard University and the University of Cartagena in Colombia held December 9 and 10 in Cartagena, Colombia. The organizers were Silvia Valero, U de Cartagena, […]

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Science With and For Society

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Over the course of the 21st century, Europe has been experimenting with new paradigms of science. Starting with a conversation between institutions and leaders of science with citizenry, science and society, the focus began to shift to science for society. At this juncture, the thrust was to make science—especially ‘high’ science—understandable to citizens of Europe. […]

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Education for Tomorrow

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Learning to do, learning to be, learning to learn! Purpose of education in general, and higher education in particular, has been variously defined by philosophers, educationists and policy-makers. In today’s context where knowledge economy is fast dominating the productive physical economy, quality and scale of provision of higher education assumes criticality. Conversations on social and […]

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From Public to Common Good: Rethinking Education

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Budd Hall participated in a panel on the UNESCO publication Rethinking Education: Towards a Global Common Good as part of the European Society for Research in the Education of Adults (ESREA) held at the Irish National University in Maynooth, Ireland on September 9th. Rethinking Education has been designed to follow the series of influential earlier […]

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