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Invitation to participate in a survey on Community University Research Partnership (CURP)

You are invited to participate in a multi-lingual global survey (English, Spanish, Portuguese and French) on Community University Research Partnership (CURP) facilitating structures and trends around the world, in cooperation with our regional and global network partners.  This project is an initiative of the UNESCO Chair of Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and is funded in part by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with significant additional in-kind resources from the University of Victoria, Makerere University, the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, the Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios (CEBEM) and a number of regional and global networking organisations including the Living Knowledge Network, Talloires Network, and PASCAL Observatories. 

Your participation in this project is valuable and will contribute to a greater understanding and strengthening of Community-University Research Partnership structures.  We anticipate the survey will take between 20-30 minutes of your time.   The project aims to:

1) develop an understanding of how research partnerships are initiated, supported, and evaluated through a comparative study of different types of institutional arrangements;
2) promote awareness of the significance and appropriateness of creating and/or supporting such enabling structures amongst decision-makers in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Global South; and
3) mobilize knowledge for practitioner and policy actions in creating appropriate structures in different countries through the identification of best practices and recommendations. 

Link to the survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/crystal-G8c/mainstreaming-cbr/

We would highly appreciate if you could forward this email to relevant people in your network who have experience or knowledge in community university research and related activities.  We are aiming to capture responses from individuals working in Higher Education Institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Public Policy, Funding Agencies, and related networks.

For further information on the activities of the UNESCO Chair please visit http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/projects-2/

Your time is much appreciated.

Best Regards from Dr. Budd Hall and Dr, Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Chairs in CBR and Social Responsibility and Dr. Crystal Tremblay, Research Coordinator

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