Workshop: Managing International Collaborations
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About the Event
How do you support international collaborators? How do you build and maintain research collaborations? This workshop will address the challenges and benefits associated with running small and large scale projects internationally, particularly in the age of Covid. Specifically, we will focus on what areas researchers should consider in ensuring effective project support for international research collaborations
FLF+s will also have the chance to discuss issues they’ve encountered in their own work and ask questions of our expert facilitators
The workshop will be facilitated by Sithembile Mwamakamba and Helen Coskeran. Thembi has extensive experience at running both small and large scale projects across Africa, and is a Lead in the GCRF AFRICAP project. Helen is Programme Manager for GCRF AFRICAP, and has a background in project management in the non-profit and private sectors. In her current role, she works with partners and researchers in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, the UK and Zambia to ensure effective programme implementation and leads on monitoring & evaluation and capacity-building activities.
Thembi and Helen have recently published a new working paper which shares lessons learnt during the development and implementation of large-scale international and interdisciplinary research collaborations. The paper reflects on how project support activities contribute to the overall success and impact of multidisciplinary international research partnerships. It draws on a survey of 14 project managers implementing activities that form part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Growing Research Capability call launched in 2016 by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) now known as UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)”. You can read the paper here https://bit.ly/3ohPfcZ