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Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures

Welcome to the TESF Network Plus

We support collaborative research to develop understanding of how education systems can act as drivers of sustainable development in India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa.

The Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures network is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund through the Economic and Social Research Council Network Plus scheme. It is coordinated out of the University of Bristol and works with partners in India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. It is due to run for three and a half years, from November 2019 to April 2023. 

Our research addresses the role of education in climate action, decent work and sustainable cities. Addressing inequalities relating to poverty, gender and the status of indigenous knowledge are cross-cutting themes in our work, as are concerns for foregrounding marginalised voices and decolonising research. 

Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals – now open!

Our aim is to develop new knowledge that can assist education policy makers, practitioners, non-governmental and community-based organisations to implement policies and practices in education that are transformative and can contribute to ensuring equitable, just and environmentally sustainable development.

We are looking to fund and support a balanced mix of exploratory, innovative studies and pilot projects within the four countries of India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa. Funding levels will vary from small (up to £10k), medium (up to £30k) to large (up to £100k) for projects lasting between 12-18 months. Proposals will be expected to show how the co-production of new knowledge will contribute to the TESF network’s objectives.

Our call for proposals is now open for Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa. We hope to publish details on our call in India by end of February 2021.