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Project

A community of practice for research and impact among environmental defenders
 

Project ID
110219
Total Funding
CAD 603,100.00
IDRC Officer
Mylène Bordeleau
Project Status
Active
Duration
42 months

Programs and partnerships

Lead institution(s)

Project leader:
Matías Bianchi
Argentina

Summary

This initiative seeks to build a vibrant community of practice through peer collaboration in research and impact among environmental defenders.Read more

This initiative seeks to build a vibrant community of practice through peer collaboration in research and impact among environmental defenders. Specifically, the project aims, on the one hand, to foster collaboration through exchange and consolidation of knowledge and, on the other, to increase impact through the creation of common policy uptake strategies targeted to key regional and global decision-makers.

The proposed activities include training workshops on key methodological and outreach/impact strategies, the production of synthesis and impact notes, research exchanges in the field, mapping key regional and global policy arenas, designing policy uptake strategies, and the production and dissemination of blogs, videos and a documentary to reach a wide range of audiences.

These actions will shed light on locally led evidence, narratives and strategies produced by the
regional projects in close collaboration with affected communities, raise the bar of the cohort regarding research ethics, gender and inclusion, strengthen research teams’ capacities by learning from experiences in other regions, and create synergies among them to augment their influence and impact. Overall, it is expected that voices of climate and environmental activists and researchers from across the Global South will be considered in the shaping of decisions and policies that affect their lives and environment.