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Decentering knowledge production

1 September 2023 until 31 August 2025
Project member(s)
Dr J.M. Alenda-Demoutiez (Juliette) Prof. M. van Leeuwen (Mathijs) Dr L. Smith (Lothar) , Dr. Mary B. Setrana, dr. Leander Kandilige (Center for Migration Studies, University of Ghana) , Prof. Kwadwo Owusu, dr. Yaw Agyeman Boafo (Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies, University of Ghana) , Dr. Emmanuel Kumi (Centre for Social Policy Studies, University of Ghana) , Francis Jarawura (Department of Geography + West African Centre for Sustainable Rural Transformation, SD Dombo University, Ghana) , Dr. Amos Ochieng, dr. Vincent Muwanika and dr. Patrick Byakagaba (School of Forestry, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda) , Dr. Charles Masembe (College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda) , Dr. Viola Nyakato (Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda)
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The overarching theme we envision for this collaboration is co-creation for sustainability. This grant is thus also supporting our contribution to the growing aspiration of Radboud University to streamline sustainability issues and societal challenges in teaching and research, through different approaches. Addressing key ‘wicked questions’ requires building a sustainable international network of academic partners and, in particular, giving sufficient attention to less visible academic partners. 

It is about what we can learn from each other, how we can jointly create knowledge, and how our students should be exposed to knowledge from other horizons too. But what would decolonizing our education and research, through co-creation, look like? Overall, we want to contribute to transforming policymaking through a better understanding of local realities by exploring different methodologies together, by making important connections between research and education.

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