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1 March 2015
DRUSSA Blogs
It`s Happening Here RUC2014 Blog 13: Changing gender contracts in self-help housing construction in Botswana: The case of Lobatse.

How can research put to use contribute to unlocking the potential of girls and women in Lobatse, Botswana? This article, first published by University of Botswana and produced by Mhitshane Reetsang as part of a Research Uptake Communications [RUC2014] coaching programme, tells the story of how the interpretation of policy be implementers with discriminatory gender norms can undo well-meaning policy. It also suggests where change needs to happen for roleplayers to unlearn and address skewed gender decision-making.

This blog, from the University of Botswana, is the thirteenth in this blog series*. More information about the RUC 2014 campaign can be found here.

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It`s Happening Here RUC2014 Blog 3: Ethiopian women vulnerable to horrors of Gulf States human trafficking

How can research put to use contribute to unlocking the potential of girls and women in Ethiopia? This article, first published by Addis Ababa University and produced by AAU's Habtamu Getinet as part of a Research Uptake Communications [RUC2014] coaching programme, tells the story of how research into the realities of human trafficking of Ethiopian women and children in the Gulf States can make a case for the need for government-level policymaking. 

 

This blog, from Addis Ababa University, is the second in a series, which will be profiled over the coming weeks. More information about the RUC 2014 campaign can be found here.

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Framing the Discourse Part 4: Research Uptake Policy series: Towards synthesised theories of policy change – developing and establishing learning processes and frameworks

In the fourth and final blog of this “Research Uptake: Knowledge to Policy” blog series, Dr Sara Grobbelaar, DRUSSA  Researcher at CREST, explores why synthesizing models of policy change may be an important step towards developing a robust theory of policy change in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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It`s Happening Here RUC 2014 Blog 2: From self-help group to life-changing water company

How can research put to use contribute to unlocking the potential of girls and women in Wandiege Community, Kisumi County, Nairobi? This article, first published by University of Nairobi and produced by UoN’s Susan Wanjiru Muchina as part of a Research Uptake Communications [RUC2014] coaching programme, tells the story of how a community-driven water intervention is making an impact.

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It`s Happening Here Public Engagement: Crowdsourcing pilot at the University of Fort Hare

The University of Fort Hare has taken an innovative approach to public engagement. Using crowd sourcing the research project involves citizens in gathering data on public safety issues, thereby contributing to the research and promoting Research Uptake.

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