Research Collaboration in Conflict
Although institutions in the Global North have awoken to the need for local and contextualized knowledge in research, less is understood—or operationalized—about the risks associated with the lopsided conditions under which local partners must operate in the field. How conflict is understood is strongly influenced by how conflict research is produced.
On Monday 10 June, the Rift Valley Forum will host a panel discussion to disseminate findings from a Rift Valley Institute (RVI) project on research collaboration, in partnership with the Congolese research institute, Groupe d'Etudes sur les Conflits et la Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH) and funded by the Knowledge Management Fund. The project examines the political economy of knowledge production and its impact on the security of researchers in conflict-affected settings and in turn, the quality of the research that is produced.
The panellists will examine the current conversation on research collaboration, ethics and decolonizing knowledge, and share insights from their experiences working on collaborative projects. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A period. The event will be in English and French with simultaneous translation.
- Dr Yolande Bouka, Visiting Professor, Elliot School of International Affairs
- Professor Godefroid Muzalia, Director, Group d'Etudes sur les Conflits et Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH)
- Irène Bahati, Researcher, Group d'Etudes sur les Conflits et Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH)
- Elisée Cirhuza, Researcher, Group d'Etudes sur les Conflits et Sécurité Humaine (GEC-SH)