Writing as activism: the Barefoot Research Initiative in Nepal
Monday, March 8, 2021 · 12:00 p.m.
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
This seminar will explore the idea of the 'barefoot research' initiative that draws from the research project implemented at Martin Chautari from 2017 to 2019 in Nepal.
This initiative argues for the inclusion of those directly or indirectly denied the opportunities to do social science research and disseminate knowledge from below.
This session will give insights into how grassroots-based individuals/activists may be able to claim their 'right to research' and advocate their causes for 'democratic citizenship' and, in turn, democratize social science research.
For context regarding the barefoot research initiative follow the link below. It is best to have read this before the event to have a better understanding of the project and what will be discussed on the day!
Sohan Prasad Sha is a researcher and leading the barefoot research initiative project at Martin Chautari, Nepal. He has been awarded a Ph.D. from the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He...
Amina Singh has worked as a development consultant for almost a decade conducting program assessments, evaluations and studies in Nepal. She completed her Doctoral Studies from Center for Research in Learning and Change from the University of...
Anna Robinson-Pant is Professor of Education at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, and holds the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation. She began her career in Nepal, working in adult literacy and...