Global Engagement Meeting Delhi
Our project partner in India, Dr Nidhi S. Sabharwal has attended a Global Engagement Meeting in Delhi this month, here are her thoughts on this event:
“Attending the Global Engagement Meeting (GEM) in Delhi provided me with clarity on the current research focus of the global initiative GCRF. The current research agenda of GCRF takes the SDG lens and encourages project proposals to align with the SDGs. It emphasises the creation of new knowledge, and promotes innovations to ensure that 'no one is left behind'. Importantly, disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and international partnerships to identify pathways of change are encouraged. The main focus is the production of knowledge connected with social transformation, and on pro-actively finding solutions. The broad SDG goals that our work addresses include: improving access to inclusive and equitable quality education; reducing gender inequalities; and, strengthening of institutions that enable respect for human rights and the rule of law. Cyril France (one of the participants), from Youth Path Organisation in Ghana, was kind to share this link that helps determine which Sustainable Development Goal(s) and targets relate to our work: http://sdgfunders.org/wizard/
Attending the Global Engagement Meeting (GEM) allowed me to engage with a wide spectrum of research peers - it also offered an opportunity to explore the possibility of additional research opportunities for the Fair Chance for Education: Gendered Pathways to Educational Success in Haryana project. It gave me a platform to speak about the Gender and Education in Haryana project and showcase the collaborative research opportunities available.”
PhD Studentship Opened for Applications - Deadline 1st December 2017
Applications are invited for a fully-funded doctoral studentship in the School of Law starting in October 2018. It will build on research in Haryana, India to develop a gendered understanding of how a right to education can be implemented; and produce a PhD thesis. It is co-funded by Fair Chance Foundation and the University of Warwick’s Collaborative Postgraduate Research Scholarships (WCPRS) scheme. It is linked with Warwick’s interdisciplinary research network, the International Development GRP.
See here for more details.