International Global Engagement Meetings: Colombia, India and South Africa

Date: 14/07/2017

 

Research Councils UK has recently developed a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) global engagement programme. The programme is taking a number of different approaches to engagement, including running a series of large international, Global Engagement Meetings (GEMs) in different regions of the world; smaller scale capacity building events; and hosting GCRF sessions at other events.  The aim of these events is to showcase the opportunities available through GCRF, to bring together developing country and UK researchers and to discuss opportunities for maximising the contribution of GCRF research into policy and practice.

We are pleased to announce that the application form to attend the Meetings is now open and can be found at the link below.  Applications are open to UK and non-UK academics and non-academics who have an interest in international development research.  

More details about the Meetings and application form can be found here:  www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/gcrf-global-engagement-events/

The aim of these large scale events is to showcase the opportunities available through the GCRF; to bring together developing country and UK researchers and representatives from other organisations to forge networks; and to discuss opportunities for maximising the contribution of GCRF research into policy and practice.

The Meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:

  • Colombia (Bogota) Wednesday 4th-Friday 6th October 2017
  • India (Delhi) Tuesday 7th-Thursday 9th November 2017
  • South Africa (Pretoria) Tuesday 5th-Wednesday 6th December 2017

Each Global Engagement Meeting will run across three days (the South Africa event will be two days) and a competitive process for applications is being run.  The events have been designed to contain a mixture of plenary sessions, workshops and networking opportunities and will be interdisciplinary and interactive. Each event will have around 100 attendees drawn from different countries, different disciplines, and from a mix of academic and non-academic organisations (e.g. non-governmental organisations; charities; policy makers; international funders).

Applications are open until Thursday 27th July, and successful applicants will hear in early August.

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