Research dissemination in settings of conflict and hurt is more than a well-rehearsed flash talk; it can become a forum for healing and learning. That is what we learnt from a research dissemination experience we had in Abuja earlier this year.
The research dissemination event was attended by about 60 people including representatives of the European Union, the BBOG movement itself, PASGR staff, academic researchers, and – as usual – the media.
For about two years, a team of Nigerian researchers commissioned by the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR), studied the strategies, impact and challenges of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), a movement that is advocating the release of just under 300 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.
Bring Back Our Girls protesters, still marching for justice in 2018. Credit: Wole Oladapo & Abayomi Kolapo
This has been re-posted from: https://www.ids.ac.uk/opinions/three-lessons-on-research-dissemination-in-fragile-settings-healing-learning-and-more/