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Still Thinking of you Paulo: Pedagogy of the Oppressed 50th anniversary edition  08-02-2021

Freire’s writings have had a deep influence on both Rajesh Tandon and myself. His research approach which he called thematic investigation was one of the influences in our original coining of the concept of participatory research in the 1970s. This review of the 50th anniversary edition of Pedagogy of the Oppressed has been a wonderful opportunity to re-enter the world of Paulo’s thinking and living. Your own thoughts would be most welcome.

Paulo Freire. Bloomsbur

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Latest UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science 2021  26-11-2021

Read the latest UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science towards which our UNESCO Chair has contributed substantively through our several international dialogues on Open Science across different countries.

Find our international webinar series on Open Science here

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Fostering Social Responsibility by Higher Education: COVID-19 & Beyond: 8th April 2020

The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and PRIA with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) organised a webinar on ‘Fostering Social Responsibility by Higher Education: COVID 19 and Beyond’ on April 8th 2020. Higher education institutions can take social responsibility during this challe

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Transforming Towards Sustainable Development: Integrating Effectiveness and Justice Considerations

The 2nd International Conference on SDGs: Higher Education and Science Take Action, organised by GUNi took place on 5th & 6th March, 2020 in Barcelona. Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founder-President of PRIA and UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, chaired the session on “Transforming Towards Sustainabl

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Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge International Webinar Series and Indigenous Circle

Open Science Webinar series is an endeavour to continue the dialogue on openness of science, proposed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO pursuant to the consultation paper prepared by Leslie Chan,

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Bridging Knowledge Cultures

The Bridging Knowledge Cultures project is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Through the project, we aim to identify and facilitate the flow of knowledge abo

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UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education Based at the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), this Chair is co-directed by Dr. Budd L Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. The UNESCO Chair supports North-South-South and South-South partnerships that build on and enhance the emerging consensus in knowledge democracy. It strengthens recent collaboration between the Higher Education section in UNESCO, the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Global Alliance on Community University Engagement and other regional and global networks. It co-creates new knowledge through partnerships among universities (academics), communities  more..



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