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Part of the Thinking Strategically series.

REF2021 showcased examples of Languages/Humanities staff working with NGOs and Civil Society groups across the world. 

This event aims to explore how we might work further with NGOs and Civil Society groups and discusses some of the opportunities and challenges presented. 

The session will ask four questions:

13:30 How do we achieve effective and equitable partnerships?
'How to achieve impact in development research. The role of equitable partnerships'
Speakers: Andrea Padilla and Maggy Heintz (UK Collaborative on Development Research: UKCDR)

14:15 What can we learn from Languages colleagues who have worked with NGOs and Civil Society groups?
Speaker: Federico Federici (UCL)
Respondents: Angela Crack (Portsmouth); Rosaleen Howard (Newcastle); Hilary Footitt (ILCS)

15:15 What do NGOs say about the role of languages in their activities?
The Tearfund Translation Team
Laura de Oliveira (Save the Children International)

16:15 What’s next? How do we take this forward?
Concrete suggestions for next steps including Networks and Publications

16:30 End

All are welcome to attend this free event, which will be held online via Zoom at 13:30 GMT. Please register by clicking Book Now at the top of the page and you will be sent the zoom link

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  • What We Learn From The Impact Case Studies
  • Building Impact into the Narrative of the Subject Area
26 January 2024
Working with NGOs and with Civil Society

March 2024
Developing Connections with Business