Engaging research with global movements: Impact Initiative and the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty

Photo (cropped): Children in Danchira Village, Ghana. Photo credit: Ian Muttoo/Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0



28/05/2020 - 15:00 to 16:30

Members of the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty (GCACP), the Impact Initiative and researchers supported by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID) are hosting an interactive, virtual event on 'Engaging Research with Global Movements: The Impact Initiative and the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty' on Thursday 28 May from 14:00-15:30 BST

The event will explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging research with international movements focused on improving the lives of children. We will be reflecting on the Impact Initiative’s work with GCACP, which many ESRC-DFID grant-holders have been involved with. There will be space for participants to share their own experiences of working with evidence informed global advocacy movements.

Dr Keetie Roelen from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) will facilitate a panel of leading child rights global advocates who will share their experiences of engaging research with policy and practice. An interactive session will follow where international campaigners, researchers, policy actors and donors will be invited to discuss supporting the generation and use of evidence that puts children first.

  • Keetie Roelen (Research Fellow, IDS) -  Chair
  • David Stewart (Co-Chair - Global Consortium Against Child Poverty, UNICEF)
  • Nicola Ansell (Brunel University)
  • Thokozile Ruzvidzo (Gender, Poverty and Social Policy Division, UNECA)

The event will utilise the ‘breakout room’ function on Zoom in the session, so participants will have the opportunity to join smaller group discussions. We will then share reflections back in plenary. To bring this to life, we will have an illustrator on the call to scribe the conversations taking place.

This invite-only event is part of a series of explorations of different pathways to impact facilitated by the Impact Initiative. Discussions and learning are being incorporated into a major new publication on evidence informed policy and practice, to be published in early 2021.

This event has taken place and registration is closed. 


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Engaging research with global movements: Impact Initiative and the Global Coalition Against Child Poverty