CER Autumn Lecture Series: Rajesh Tandon - Engaged Research and New Forms of Knowledge
The CER Autumn Lecture Series continues on October 27th with Professor Rajesh Tandon, the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research, delivering a lecture on 'Engaged Research and New Forms of Knowledge.'
Rajesh Tandon is the Founder-President, Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), New Delhi; UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.
Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He is Founder-President of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), global centre for participatory research & training since 1982. He has been appointed Co-Chair of the prestigious UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education for three terms (2012 – 2016, 2016 – 2020 and 2020-2024). An electronics engineer from IIT, Kanpur, MBA from IIM
The main mission of engaged research is to be collaborative and change oriented, positioning the community as a full participant in shaping the research question, analysing the data and developing effective knowledge dissemination strategies. It seeks to empower communities and local stakeholders through knowledge and to promote democratic values for positive social transformation. Engaged research is also a key element in the impact agenda of the engaged university.
The lecture will run from 12.30 to 13.45 on Zoom. Attendance is free