The overall goal of our research is to develop understanding of how education systems can act as drivers of sustainable development in India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa. We will realise this through the following objectives:
Develop a sustainable network of researchers based in universities, NGOs, government departments, social movements and community-based organisations with the capacity to undertake rigorous transdisciplinary, innovative, impactful research facilitated through the work of four national hubs in India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa.
Synthesise and disseminate existing and emerging knowledge about the nature of sustainable development and how it shapes the need for transformative education system change.
Co-produce the evidence and arguments urgently needed to transform education and training systems so that they become drivers of socially and environmentally just development.
Call for Proposals
50% of our funding will be used to support a balanced mix of exploratory and innovative research projects within the four hub countries of India, Rwanda, Somalia/Somaliland and South Africa.
Funded projects will reflect the range of our concerns geographically and topically.
We will fund small (up to £10k), medium (up to £30k) and large (up to £100k) projects lasting between 12-18 months (18 month projects are subject to confirmation of a six-month extension by our funders).
Key research programmes
Somalia / Somaliland
C-19 related research
Core research areas
- The development of skills and the agency of young people and adults to achieve sustainable livelihoods
- Development of sustainable cities and communities
- Taking action for addressing climate change
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.