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COVID-19: Reconnecting Higher Education to Lifelong Learning  04-08-2020

The disruption caused by COVID-19 to the everyday life of citizens around the world over the past six months has made it clear that that the future will entail new definitions of normal life. Most dramatically affected is the formal education system, from primary and secondary to tertiary.

What also became obvious is that local leaders, supported by local communities, found

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Advancing the endeavour for openness of science: Talloires Network of Engaged Universities  14-10-2020

In the context of our UNESCO Co-Chairs’ endeavour to continue an international dialogue on openness of science through the Open Science webinar series (http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/index.php/2020/09/29/open-science-webinar-series/), the Talloires Network of Engaged Universities (composed of 406 membe

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Fostering Social Responsibility by Higher Education: COVID-19 & Beyond: 8th April 2020

The UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and PRIA with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) organised a webinar on ‘Fostering Social Responsibility by Higher Education: COVID 19 and Beyond’ on April 8th 2020. Higher education institutions can take social responsibility during this challe

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Transforming Towards Sustainable Development: Integrating Effectiveness and Justice Considerations

The 2nd International Conference on SDGs: Higher Education and Science Take Action, organised by GUNi took place on 5th & 6th March, 2020 in Barcelona. Dr. Rajesh Tandon, Founder-President of PRIA and UNESCO Co-Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, chaired the session on “Transforming Towards Sustainabl

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Open Science and the Decolonization of Knowledge International Webinar Series and Indigenous Circle

Open Science Webinar series is an endeavour to continue the dialogue on openness of science, proposed by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO pursuant to the consultation paper prepared by Leslie Chan,

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Bridging Knowledge Cultures

The Bridging Knowledge Cultures project is funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Through the project, we aim to identify and facilitate the flow of knowledge abo

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UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education Based at the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), this Chair is co-directed by Dr. Budd L Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. The UNESCO Chair supports North-South-South and South-South partnerships that build on and enhance the emerging consensus in knowledge democracy. It strengthens recent collaboration between the Higher Education section in UNESCO, the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Global Alliance on Community University Engagement and other regional and global networks. It co-creates new knowledge through partnerships among universities (academics), communities  more..



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