NGO-Academia Collaboration Forum: Poverty and Malnutrition in Low and Middle Income Countries

20 March 2019, 9.30 AM - 20 March 2019, 5.00 PM

The Bristol Harbourside, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF UK

The Development Initiatives and Poverty Research Institute at the University of Bristol are pleased to announce the NGO-Academia Collaboration Forum: Poverty and Malnutrition in Low and Middle Income Countries

The objective of the forum is to explore how NGOs and academic institutions can work together to strengthen the knowledge, concepts and measurements guiding researchers and research users in their work to tackle the most intractable development challenges faced by those low- and middle-income countries.

Session 1: Setting priorities – Critical areas and methods for malnutrition research in the context of NGOs and LMICs

Speakers will include:>Professor Esther Dermott (Head of School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol)Professor Peter Svedberg (Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University),Dr Marco Pomati (School of Social Science, University of Cardiff),>Dr Jane Battersby (African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town)

Session 2: Policy and practice perspectives

Speakers will include: Ms Harpinder Collacott (Executive Director, Development Initiatives), Ms Anushree Rao (Senior Policy Officer for Nutrition, Concern Worldwide)

Session 3: Working together: challenges and benefits (workshop format)

Session 4: Where next for poverty and malnutrition in LMICs?

Speakers will include: Professor Hugo Melgar-Quinonez (Margaret Gilliam Faculty Scholar in Food Security, McGill University), Judith Randel & Tony German (Founders of Development Initiatives)

This forum represents a unique opportunity to bring together representatives from the fields of NGOs, academia, policy experts and research users to reflect on the benefits, challenges and opportunities for collaboration. You are therefore invited to join us and participate in this exciting event.

This event is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Booking details can be found on the eventbrite page.

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