Event Date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 10:00 to 13:30
Dar es Salaam
Passionist Fathers Guesthouse

This one-day workshop will involve a combination of presentations and discussions. 

Patricia Campbell, Emma Laurie and Nicola Pritchard are PhD students in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, currently carrying out research in Dar es Salaam. While these projects each have a distinct focus, they intersect around the key themes of informality and urban citizenship. The first half of this two-part workshop will offer an opportunity to share the results of this research, considering the implications of the findings for policy and practice.

More than the simple dissemination of research findings, the second part of this collaborative workshop will offer an opportunity to consider how to increase the impact of research. By bringing together academic researchers, non-government and civil society representatives, it is envisaged that the second half of this workshop will open up a dialogue that informs and improves the research process. In the context of a current ‘knowledge exchange’ agenda, it is crucial that we consider how to improve communications and foster stronger, more constructive relationships between academia, non-government, civil society organisations and policymakers. In doing so, this workshop will consider the following key questions:

  • How can the results of academic research have impact beyond the academy?

  • How can we prevent ‘knowledge exchange’ from becoming an afterthought?

  • What practical improvements can be made in the research process?

For information on how to take part visit!contact/con8



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