Our blogpost series provides an opportunity to share experiences and reflections on doing participatory action research, community development work, citizen science and engaging with young people, families and communities, whether locally, nationally or internationally. Commentaries on contemporary policy and practice issues and debates are also welcome.
Our latest blogpost by Nathan Salvidge, Doctoral Student in Geography & Environmental Science at the University of Reading, discusses his recent research in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he is currently conducting fieldwork:
Samuel Poskitt, Participation Lab, reflects on participation in and for the Sustainable Development Goals, the theme of the Participation Lab’s second annual workshop:
Professor Rosa Freedman, University of Reading and Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hebert, University of Birmingham discuss law and justice in the time of cholera:
Our third blogpost by Dr. Sonia Bussu, Local Trust and Participation Lab Advisory Group member reflects on the democratisation of science:
Emma Cox, Geography undergraduate student, University of Reading wrote our second blogpost:
Our first blogpost is by Dr. Giuseppe Feola, Department of Geography & Environmental Science, University of Reading:
How can participatory methods be adapted to different socio-cultural contexts? A critical evaluation of Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems, and its application to agricultural adaptation to climate change in Kazakhstan
Map of the challenges faced by different actors in the local farming system in Karaoi, Kazakhstan
Join in the discussion!
Researchers, statutory and third sector partners, academics, students and members of the Participation Lab are warmly invited to send us short think-pieces about your experiences of community participation and participatory research in action, as well as commentaries on contemporary policy and practice issues and debates.
If you wish to contribute a blogpost to the series, please feel free to contact Ruth Evans informally about your ideas first. Blogposts should be emailed to Ruth Evan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in a word document in no more than 1000 words, if possible with 2-3 photos, figures or images attached, with captions for each image.
Feel free to join in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtags, #ParticipationLab and #Think-Pieces.