Participatory Research Group
The latest from ParticipateFrom debates on post-MDG discourse to High Level Panel meetings, from Open Working Group sessions to General Assemblies – policy engagement on the post-2015 framework has at times been both exhilarating and exhausting. As we leap from one milestone to the next, it is often difficult to find the time to pause and reflect on what our experiences have taught us and to share these with others. Yet, there is a huge amount to be gained from taking time out to consider what we have learned and then to try and apply it to our work.
What is Participate?
Participate: Knowledge from the margins for post-2015 has been established to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised communities have the opportunity to shape post-2015 policymaking and that a future global framework reflects the priorities of those directly affected by poverty and injustice. It will fill a crucial gap in the current policy context and provide a more accurate insight into the realities of how people experience poverty and how they think change is possible at ground level. The initiative is co-convened by IDS and Beyond 2015.
Aims of the Participatory Research Group
- To bring perspectives of those who live in poverty or who are highly marginalised into post-2015 policymaking.
- To lay the foundations for embedding participatory research in global policy-making.
- To engage in advocacy to ensure that decision-makers understand the significance of this work for the post-2015 debate and genuinely incorporate it into their thinking.
- To undertake a meta-analysis and synthesis of both existing and ongoing participatory research initiatives, that has depth and legitimacy, to effectively communicate key messages.
- To ensure that knowledge from the margins is central to the monitoring and accountability of a future framework in the long term.
- To generate knowledge, understanding and relationships which will be a global public good within the wider development arena.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Edited by Participate's Clare Gorman and Danny Burns, this Policy Brief was developed with inputs from many actors within Participate.
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PRG Participating organisations
The following members participated in the PRG’s inception workshop in October 2012; full membership is not yet finalised.
- ATD Fourth World
- Disability Age Mental Health Consortium
- Family for EveryChild
- Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Xochimilco
- Restless Development
- Spatial Collective
- The Seed Institute
- The Theatre for Development Centre