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RRING Virtual Summit

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Date(s) - 19/04/2021 - 20/04/2021
12:00 am

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Dr. Tandon, our Co-Chair and Niharika Kaul, India Coordinator for our UNESCO Chair presented on two different days of this Summit. Dr. Tandon’s presentation for the session about networks, why are they important, how the RRING network fits in was titled “Net-Working: Value Propositions”. He spoke of the 3 “I”s – Information, Ideas and Influence. Networks will die if they lose their diversity. Net-working is far more crucial for RRING; let us not freeze the network, its shape and size, and global diversity of concepts, meanings and languages. Dr. Tandon suggested that influence in a network happens through diversity of members influencing their own constituencies. The diversity of sites and locations of networks adds greater value to the network.

Niharika was one of the panellists as part of the session on mapping the RSSR to SDGs. The discussion focussed around 3 issues- Are SDGs enhanced by RSSR mapping; examples of SDG enhancements and how can this work be implemented and disseminated. Niharika spoke of 3 themes which she had analysed from a human rights lens to map the RSSR, the 3 themes being access to research benefits and prevention from exploitation, freedom of expression and prevention of misuse and harmful effects of science. Niharika’s analysis suggested that using a human rights lens to map the RSSR for each of these themes strengthened their link to SDGs.

Find Dr. Tandon’s ppt here.

Find Niharika’s ppt here.

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