Partnership Strengthening Workshops
ELRHA runs residential workshops to guide early stage partnerships between academics and practitioners through to longer term effective collaborations that will further understanding of, and responses to, humanitarian crises.
Why is this important?
With ‘impact’ now a criterion under which academics are assessed within the UK Research Excellence Framework, this represents a key driver for researchers and practitioners to work together. Research engagement with the humanitarian sector provides an ideal arena to demonstrate impact within a relatively short time period.
Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, ELRHA convened two workshops in 2013 and 2014, where a total of seven partnership groups, involving humanitarian practitioners and researchers, were supported to attend and develop clear research plans and ideas. A further workshop is planned for Autumn 2015 – ELRHA will advertise for partnership groups closer to the time.
Are you in the early stages of developing a research partnership and would like to have a workshop developed specific to your needs and facilitated by a humanitarian research partnership specialist? Please contact Frances Hill, Effective Partnerships Manager, to discuss this further.