EADI Panel at World Social Science Forum, 25-28 September, Fukuoka, Japan
Inequality is the overriding theme of our time. The World Social Science Report 2016 has vividly demonstrated the many intersecting dimensions and dynamics - economic, social, cultural, political, spatial, environmental, knowledge - of inequality. Knowledge has a far-reaching impact on all other dimensions. As the report suggests, there are wide gaps in terms of which kinds of knowledge are produced, by whom and where, and especially regarding the question of whose knowledge counts.
In this session we want to discuss implications of the understanding and definition of knowledge production and inequality and the need for shifting from the study of inequality to a study of pathways to a more equal world.
We are asking:
What is the role of Development Studies in building transformative pathways towards equality and a sustainable future for all?
How can we build structures for co-creation and co-production of knowledges that involve all stakeholders - in North and South, research, practice, civil society?
How can foundations be laid to ensure collaborative knowledge building? Can we move from a “North-South” model to a “universality” model of understanding and producing transformative agendas?
“Towards a Global Episteme: Translation as in Indigenous Yoruba Orature”, Oluwole Coker, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife, Nigeria
“Knowledge and Power in Palestinian Development Politics”, Sonja Ganseforth, German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), Tokyo
“Fostering research and practice co-creation for development. The experience of setting up PANCAnet: a research and practice network on natural capital accounting in the Pacific”, Pierre Bertrand, Gilles Dubochet, Francesco Obino, Ideas belong/Global Development Network
“Redrafting the Primary Health Care Approach of Alma Ata 1978 for Sustainable Healthcare in the 21st Century: A view from India on the politics of knowledge”, Ritu Priya, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University
“SMArt: lessons from a rural health services research partnership in Australia”, Irene Blackberry, John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe University, Australia
The session will be chaired by Susanne von Itter and Julia Schoenefeld