Participatory Research Group
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.
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
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