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Please join the African School of Economics, Innovations for Poverty Action, University of Nairobi, and Université Norbert Zongo for the following virtual workshop:

Locally-Grounded Research: Strengthening Partnerships to Advance the Science and Impact of Development

December 14th & 15, 2021
7:00am DC / 12:00pm Ouagadougou / 3:00pm Nairobi

This virtual workshop will be held in both English and French, with translation available.

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More needs to be done to expand the engagement of researchers from low- and middle-income countries in development research. But what are we learning about the emerging best practices for engaging researchers? From mentorship, to network building, from targeting funding to strengthening the pipeline of researchers, what are we learning about what works? And where should we increase our focus?

In this two-session, interactive event, individuals from a range of universities, research and policy institutions, and funding organizations are invited to share what they are learning about how to create greater opportunities for locally-grounded research to inform policy impact and scientific advancement.

We very much hope you will be able to join us. If there are others in your network who you believe would benefit from participating, please feel free to forward this invitation to them.


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Welcome and Keynote Address
Professor Hellen Inyega, University of Nairobi and Professor Leonard Wantchekon, African School of Economics
7:00am - 7:30am DC / 12:00pm - 12:30pm Ouagadougou / 3:00pm - 3:30pm Nairobi

Building Networks Across Countries and Continents
Led by Associate Professor Eugénie Maïga, Université Norbert Zongo
7.30am - 8:45am DC / 12:30pm - 1:45pm Ouagadougou / 3:30pm - 4:45pm Nairobi

8:45am - 9:00 am DC / 1:45pm - 2:00pm Ouagadougou / 4:45pm - 5:00pm Nairobi

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Better Data, Better Policy
Led by Professor Gituro Wainaina, University of Nairobi
7:00am - 8:15am DC / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Ouagadougou / 3:00pm - 4:15pm Nairobi

The Role of Funders in Supporting Low- and Middle-Income Country Researchers
Led by Dr. Radha Rajkotia, Innovations for Poverty Action
8:15am - 9:30am DC / 1:15pm - 2:30pm Ouagadougou / 4:15pm - 5:30pm Nairobi

9.30am - 9:45 am DC / 2:30pm - 2.45pm Ouagadougou / 5:30pm - 5:45pm Nairobi

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 9:00am