Master Class (Community-Based) Participatory Research

This workshop is aimed at those interested in, or (wanting to become) involved, in the CBPR research process. Community-based research (CBPR) involves research done by community groups with or without the involvement of a university. Within the university, CBPR is a collaborative enterprise between academics and community members where the research problems come from the communities and the community partners are involved in all stages of the research. The goal of CBPR is social action (broadly defined) for the purpose of achieving (directly or indirectly) social change and social justice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding of historical roots of CBPR as a methodology for transformative change
  2. Enhance appreciation of principles of co-creation of knowledge at each step of the research cycle
  3. Deepen insights into multiple modes of inquiry and range of research methods associated with the same

Practical Information

The master class will be held on the Tuesday before the conference, 28 June 2022. Further information will follow

Registration is limited to 30 participants, selected on the basis of first come first serve. Those only wishing to register for this master class and not the Living Knowledge Conference will be put on a waiting list first. They will be accepted after May the 1st if there are places left.

The costs are to be determined 50 euro per person, including lunch; 75 euro for those not participating in the Living Knowledge Conference.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Your Guides:

The workshop on Community-based Participatory Research will be facilitated by Prof. dr. Budd Hall and Prof. dr. Rajesh Tandon. Hall & Tandon are presently UNESCO Co-Chairs on Community-based Research & Social Responsibility of Higher Education (since 2012). They worked together for four decades and are currently promoting a Global Consortium of Knowledge-for-Change (K4C) to train the next generation students and practitioners in CBPR through a mutually respectful partnership between research institutions and universities and practitioner organisations (civil society, local government, local business associations, etc).

Budd Hall: I am a settler Canadian who lives and works on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples in what is called Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada. I am Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Administration of the University of Victoria. I share the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education with Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Chair of PRIA, New Delhi India. The focus of my work these days is on supporting the learning of a new generation of participatory researchers through the Knowledge for Change Coalition.

Dr Rajesh 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 is also Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education since 2012. The UNESCO Chair grows out of and supports UNESCO’s global lead to play ‘a key role in assisting countries to build knowledge societies’. A pioneer of participatory research, Rajesh Tandon has given new meaning to academic research by redefining the relationship between the researcher and the researched. He has championed the cause of building organisations and capacities of the marginalised through their knowledge, learning and empowerment, contributing to the emergence of several local, national and international groups and initiatives to promote authentic and participatory development of societies.  Dr Tandon has served on numerous expert committees of Govt of India, UGC, UN, Commonwealth & World Bank. In 2015, the Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA) awarded Dr Tandon the Nehru Literacy Award.  For his distinguished work on gender issues, the Government of India honoured him with the prestigious Award in Social Justice in March 2007. The University of Victoria, Canada, awarded Dr Tandon the degree of Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa) in June 2008. He is the first Indian to be inducted to the International Adult and Continuing Education (IACE) Hall of Fame (class of 2011)