Current CR&DALL Projects

This section covers CR&DALL Projects currently running. A brief summary is provided - together with links where appropriate.

 

The Equality Project: Starting from Home - Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania

A team lead by Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow, UK) has secured research funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) under the aegis of its contribution to the University of Glasgow to develop projects associated with  Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research. The project entitled: ‘Gender Equality Starts at Home: Reducing Gender Inequalities in Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania’ brings together the following Co-Is:

  • Dr Lavinia Hirsu (School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)
  • Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana, Botswana)
  • Dr Nancy Njiraini  (Strathmore University, Kenya)

All of the international co-Is from the global south are former PhD students from the School of Education at the University of Glasgow.

Workers by Self-Design: Digital Literacies and Women's Changing Roles in Unstable Environments

How do workers design their future when traditional career pathways are threatened by unstable environments? More importantly, how do women approach new literacies (be they digital and non-digital) when natural disasters and human-induced social and political instabilities threaten their work-related journeys?

Building capacity to use arts-based methods for non-communicable disease prevention in Malawi and Tanzania

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a growing public health issue in Malawi and Tanzania. Recently with residents in Malawi, we explored the possibilities of a new community arts-based methodology to develop the local understandings of NCDs essential for effective intervention.

Based on the partnerships and pilots of this study, this workshop will solidify and share new arts-based methods for public health research.

PI: Zoë Strachan, School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

Counter-mapping for peri-urban social justice: accounting for spatial narratives of community resistance and dispossession in urban transition

Due to intense land conversion around Manila, this project will map experiences of marginalized communities caught in urban transition. It will interrogate territorialisation of peri-urban dispossession and resistance and pilot a participatory mapping methodology that will produce maps that communities can use for their struggles and for sustainable community planning.

PI: Arnisson Andre Ortega, School of Social and Political Sciences/Urban Studies

CoIs: Mia Perry, School of Education; and Brian Barratt; School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

Finding Common Ground: Policy implications of new evidence about Syrian refugees and citizens in the UK, Lebanon and Greece

We are pleased to report that CR&DALL core member, Dr Lesley Doyle together with Dr Gareth Mulvey (School of Political and Social Sciences at University of Glasgow) have been awarded ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funding to extend the dissemination and impact of the findings from the GCRF ESRC project: Building Futures: Aspirations of Syrian Youth Refugees and Host Population Responses in Lebanon, Greece and the UK.

VisNET: Virtual in situ networking to reinvent the rules of international collaborations and reduce gender differences in academic careers

Female academics, particularly in STEM subjects, score consistently lower than male academics in metrics measuring international [1] and industrial collaborations [2]. These two related assessment criteria are key at all stages in academic careers and particularly important at senior levels to secure the highest value research grants and promotions.

Building Research Collaboration with India and Kyrgyzstan to explore the role of universities in developing skills for smart cities

Smart cities’ have now led to the proliferation in the discourses and practices of ICT-based urban development in South and Central Asia, particularly, in India and Kyrgyzstan. The Indian government has committed itself to developing 100 smart cities by 2050 to address the rise in urban population by 8%. Similarly, in Kyrgyzstan smart city initiatives have been implemented with UNDP to ensure sustainability, efficiency, and livability of its growing urban population.

Groundwork and preparation for a research study to adapt, develop and test the implementation effectiveness of ‘A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial’ (ASSIST) in LMIC settings

ASSIST is an effective theory-based early secondary-schools-based smoking prevention intervention implemented in UK and France. Drawing on Diffusion of Innovation Theory, ASSIST trains students voted as influential by their year group, to support/promote anti-smoking messages and norms among peers.

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