Here our partners share toolkits, learning and methodologies from their previous work with young people and civil society in communities with experience of conflict.
As Changing the Story develops, we'll also be building new resources, created in partnership with academics, civil society organisations, practitioners and young people.
Safeguarding – the responsibility to anticipate, mitigate and address harm – remains an essential function for all those involved in the international development research chain, whatever the focus of their research
Safeguarding in international development research takes on added significance during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the following companion piece to Guidance on Safeguarding in International Development Research.
To contribute to wider efforts across the international development sector being made to tackle this issue, UK funders of ODA research worked with UKCDR to develop a set of principles and best practice guidance on safeguarding to anticipate, mitigate and address potential and actual harms in the funding, design, delivery and dissemination of research.
This guidance is needed to ensure the highest safeguarding standards in the context of international development research, which presents specific situations in which harms that can occur are different to international development more broadly.
"Troubling the National Brand and Voicing Hidden Histories: Historical Drama as a Tool for International Development and Community Empowerment" was an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project led by The University of Leeds (UoL), and
funded as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The aim of this pilot project was to support specific marginalised communities in Brazil, India and South Africa to challenge the way these nations present themselves to the world via 'nation
branding' and other 'soft power' initiatives, through a range of participatory video projects. This report provides key learning and practical recommendations identified from partners over the course of the project, in the hope that it can help inform future participatory video projects by other academics and practitioners.
It was developed with the participation of Dr. Stephanie Schwanders-Sievers (Bournemouth University) and Dr. Nita Luci (University of Prishtina).
The toolkit was developed by Dr. Ananda Breed (our Rwanda strand Co-I) and IREX staff for the Youth Theater for Peace projects in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, funded by USAID.
The module was developed by Dr. Nita Luci (Co-I from from the University of Prishtina) and Dr. Linda Gusia (Sociology/University Programe for Gender Studies and Research, Universty of Prishtina.
The youth leadership programme has been developed in partnership with the University of Leeds and our South African partners since 2015. It is our intent to ensure that we continue to learn through implementation to improve the programme model and ensure that it serves the needs of vulnerable children and our partners.