GUNi Collaborator Budd Hall named UNESCO Co-Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education
UNESCO is dedicated to promoting collaboration among nations, and Hall’s prestigious Chair appointment provides new opportunities for his leadership in building community research capacity in the global south.
The Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education is based at the University of Victoria, Canada and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia, India
Hall, who has worked in Nigeria, Tanzania, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Thailand, Yemen, Uganda, England and the United States, has done both theoretical and practical work for almost 40 years in various aspects of community-based adult learning and participatory research as Secretary of the Global Alliance on Community Engaged Research.
This is the first such Chair to be created out of a partnership between a university and an NGO and between a Northern and Southern partner; his unique chair will be shared with Dr. Rajesh Tandon, a UVic honorary degree recipient and president of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) based in India.
One of the first outcomes of the appointment is the arrival of Bananuka Twine, a Commonwealth Research Scholar and Ugandan adult educator and community development worker based at Makerere University in Kampala. Twine will be named as a "fellow" of the UNESCO Chair and will be studying at UVic for six months.
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