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January 29, 2021
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STIP Consultation

Dr. Tandon, Founder-President, PRIA and UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education was part of the consultation on the way forward with regard to the Draft 5th National Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Policy which … Continue reading

January 29, 2021
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How Do We Radically Reimagine Access To Science In India?

By Niharika Kaul: Over the past few decades, scientific research has increasingly become inaccessible for the citizenry and away from public debate and engagement. The divide between the Global North and Global South has exacerbated the marginalization of voices and … Continue reading

December 4, 2020
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UNESCO Chair Renewal 2020 – 2024

This is indeed a proud moment for us. The UNESCO Chair in Community- Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education has been renewed with our Co- Chairs Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founder-President PRIA and Dr. Budd Hall, Professor Emeritus, University … Continue reading

October 14, 2020
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Advancing the endeavour for openness of science: Talloires Network of Engaged Universities

In the context of our UNESCO Co-Chairs’ endeavour to continue an international dialogue on openness of science through the Open Science webinar series (https://unescochair-cbrsr.org/index.php/2020/09/29/open-science-webinar-series/), the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities (composed of 406 member universities in 78 countries around the … Continue reading

July 17, 2020
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India and the Corona Crisis: Lessons for Global Citizenship Education

Dr. Rajesh Tandon (Founder-President, PRIA & Co-chair, UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research & Social Responsibility in Higher Education) participated in DVV International’s Video Podcast initiative, “Adult Learning and Education in the Times of COVID-19”. In this episode of the podcast, … Continue reading

July 15, 2020
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Virtual Workshop: The Recommendation on Science & Scientific Researchers & COVID-19

With the current attention on the field of science and scientists, PRIA initiated a dialogue on the need mechanisms for public authorities to monitor the operation of science systems under certain value systems. A virtual workshop on the Recommendation on … Continue reading

July 14, 2020
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DVV International- Adult Learning & Education: COVID-19 & Beyond

As the current pandemic continues to impact communities across the world, the role of Adult Learning and Education (ALE) in supporting  learners in continuing their education and encouraging social action cannot be understated. With this perspective, DVV International initiated a … Continue reading

June 3, 2020
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Knowledge Democracy For a Transforming World

Dr Rajesh Tandon & Dr Budd Hall were invited as the guest editors for the latest Volume of the Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement. Centered around the theme of knowledge democracy, this edition of the Gateways journal … Continue reading

March 30, 2020
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Citizenship in Times of Lockdown

Historically it has been the physical space where social interactions between different publics produce perspectives, values and norms of citizenship and ‘civil’ society. How can we build and support active citizenship in these times of lockdown and social distancing? asks … Continue reading

February 25, 2020
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Knowledge democracy: Opening our doors to all knowledge systems

Under its Futures of Education initiative, UNESCO has published a report titled “Humanistic Futures of Learning” which provides different perspectives and views held by representatives of the UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks from all disciplines. Contributing to this publication, Dr. … Continue reading

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