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On producing and sharing knowledge across boundaries: experiences from the interfaces of an international development research network


Zingerli, C; Michel, C; Salmi, A (2009). On producing and sharing knowledge across boundaries: experiences from the interfaces of an international development research network. Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 5(2):185-196.

Abstract

The number of large research networks and programmes engaging in knowledge production for development has grown over the past years. One of these programmes devoted to generating knowledge about and for development is National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, a cross-disciplinary, international development research network funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. Producing relevant knowledge for development is a core goal of the programme and an important motivation for many of the participating researchers. Over the years, the researchers have made use of various spaces for exchange and instruments for co-production of knowledge by academic and non-academic development actors. In this article we explore the characteristics of co-producing and sharing knowledge in interfaces between development research, policy and NCCR North-South practice. We draw on empirical material of the NCCR North-South programme and its specific programme element of the Partnership Actions. Our goal is to make use of the concept of the interface to reflect critically about the pursued strategies and instruments applied in producing and sharing knowledge for development across boundaries.

Abstract

The number of large research networks and programmes engaging in knowledge production for development has grown over the past years. One of these programmes devoted to generating knowledge about and for development is National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) North-South, a cross-disciplinary, international development research network funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the Swiss National Science Foundation. Producing relevant knowledge for development is a core goal of the programme and an important motivation for many of the participating researchers. Over the years, the researchers have made use of various spaces for exchange and instruments for co-production of knowledge by academic and non-academic development actors. In this article we explore the characteristics of co-producing and sharing knowledge in interfaces between development research, policy and NCCR North-South practice. We draw on empirical material of the NCCR North-South programme and its specific programme element of the Partnership Actions. Our goal is to make use of the concept of the interface to reflect critically about the pursued strategies and instruments applied in producing and sharing knowledge for development across boundaries.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:November 2009
Deposited On:13 Nov 2009 05:09
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 21:33
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1871-6342
Additional Information:This is an electronic version of an article published in Knowledge Management for Development Journal, Vol.5, Nr. 2 (2009), S. 164-174. Knowledge Management for Development Journal is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g914101545
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/18716340903201538

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