This new course has been developed by CR&DALL Core member, Dr Maria Grazia Imperiale and her colleagues Dr Giovanna Fassetta, Dr Fatma Abubaker (all School of Education, University of Glasgow) as part of the Culture for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace (CUSP) Network Plus (AHRC Grant Reference: AH/T007931/1) funded within the aegis of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
It focuses on the main principles of safeguarding in international development research; how to be confident in reporting and responding to safeguarding issues; and, crucially, on how to ‘contextualise’ safeguarding, while also supporting individuals, institutions, and organisations by strengthening their capacity to prevent potential harm and address any causes for concern.
In the course we provide a space for reflection on how to tackle different issues related to safeguarding, especially in research with international partners, and we share good practice and insights from a range of contexts and perspectives. Safeguarding in research is still relatively new, and sometimes safeguarding requirements can overlap with those of the research ethics process. In the course we provide prompts for reflection and discussion, and useful materials to enhance research capacities worldwide.
This course provides an interactive learning opportunity for academic researchers working internationally and cross-culturally; for NGOs’ practitioners, charities, volunteers, students and, more generally, for anyone involved in cross-cultural work that requires safeguarding.
New University of Glasgow Massive Online Open Course now open for enrolment!
Safeguarding in Collaborative Research and International Development: Contexts, Challenges, and Opportunities
The course starts on the 31st of January!