How can academic institutions and civil society organizations collaborate together to do quality research for social change? In November 2013, the Coady Institute hosted a learning forum with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and its partners to discuss this question. You will find the program for the learning forum HERE and the consultant’s report on the learning forum HERE.

Michael Edwards’ keynote address “Freedom, friction and the future of knowledge for social change” can be found HERE. The full text of his addressed can be downloaded HERE.

Learning materials have been developed from the case studies presented and discussed at the forum. They are intended for students learning about community based research and research for social change. These cases are available HERE.

For details about the Coady Institute’s certificate course on Action Research for Citizen-Led Change please click HERE.