Webinar: Research as a Vessel for Equitable Economic Growth

A discussion about the role of research in promoting equitable economic growth and a comparison of strategies for engaging policy makers across global regions
Solar Panel, Informal Settlement


Friday, May 15, 2020 | 17:00 CET



Registration and Information here: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-iii/

The interfaces between research and policy making needed for equitable economic growth (EEG) exist as complex webs of relations connecting stakeholders and actors who translate their knowledge into specific policies and practices at all scales. In this webinar, we will present the results from a preliminary critical survey of urban researchers from around the globe and ask the questions:

What do research-policy interfaces actually look like, and what roles do researchers have in them?

Are these interactions further shaped by the regional context in which they take place?

To what extent do external dynamics and/or interest-driven actions influence the mechanisms connecting research and policy making for equitable economic growth?

We invite researchers from around the globe to reflect on the strategies and challenges of bridging research and policy making in their practice. The initiative is supported by Cities Alliance’s Joint Work Program (JWP) on Equitable Economic Growth through the project Equity, Services and Economic Development in Cities of the Global South.

Webinar Information:

Date: May 15, 2020

Time: 17:00 CET

Length: 60 minutes

Registration: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-iii/


With Inputs By:

Joshua Drake (Cities Alliance): Presentation of the findings from the Joint Work Programme Equitable Economic Growth and the project Equity, Services and Economic Development in Cities of the Global South.


Paola Alfaro d’Alençon & Enrico Michelutti (N-AERUS): Findings from the preliminary critical survey on research-policy interfaces for promoting EEG around the globe

Malick Gaye (Enda Rup, AURI): Reflection and response to critical survey

Pablo Cabrera Barona (FLACSO Sede Ecuador): Reflection and response to critical survey 

Questions, comments and reflections from the audience!

For more information on this webinar, please go to: http://habitat-unit.de/en/events/webinar-iii/


Webinar Series:

This webinar is one of a five-part series to evaluate, contextualize and operationalize existing research by Cities Alliance on equitable economic growth in cities of the Global South. Three research networks, working in Europe (N-AERUS), Africa (AURI) and LAC (REDEUS_LAC), collaborate to identify common problems cities face in pursuing social equity and economic growth, to share tested strategies for integrating policy making and research, and to disseminate these strategies to broader urban contexts. By targeting a global audience, we can share experience both within and beyond the regional focus of each webinar. For more information on the project, please go to: https://www.citiesalliance.org/newsroom/news/cities-alliance-news/cities-alliance-announces-grant-tu-berlin-equity-services-and

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