The Knowledge Translation in the Global South research project seeks to identify similarities and differences in knowledge translation strategies and practices used by Southern researchers across different disciplines, and investigate the challenges they face. Supported by IDRC, the project will recommend support mechanisms and procurement innovations to donors seeking to create an enabling environment for Southern-led research for development.
This 12-month project, led by IDS in partnership with OTT Consulting, combines knowledges spanning disciplines, sectors and geographies and the lived experiences of researchers, practitioners and evidence users in the Global South. It engages with the complex ways that power, context and conditions influence the design and outcomes of knowledge translation mechanisms. The project team will conduct an evidence review in Spanish, French and English, and primary research with universities, think tanks and policy actors in Latin America, Africa and the Indo-Pacific region.
The project is guided by a Steering Group of leading Southern thinkers and doers, who have dedicated their careers to supporting the generation and use of knowledge for development. The Steering Group members are:
• Andrea Ordóñez, Southern Voice (Steering Group Chair)
• Rhona Mijumbi-Deve, 3ie & Makerere University
• Imran Matin, BRAC Institute for Governance and Development
• Owusu Boampong, University of Cape Coast
• Vanessa Weyrauch, Purpose and Ideas
• Amédé Gogovor, Laval University
We are committed to addressing structural inequalities that characterise the global knowledge systems through a research design that privileges Southern voices and directly addresses gender equity and social inclusion.