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November 2016

GDI researcher shortlisted for national public engagement award

(2 November 2016)

Dr Joanne Jordan, based at the Global Development Institute (GDI), has been announced as a finalist in the national Engage Competition run by the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE). Her project, The Lived Experience of Climate Change: A Story of One Piece of Land in Dhaka, is one of three projects shortlisted for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Award. 

Joanne’s project communicated her research findings through a ‘Pot Gan’, a traditional folk performance, which encouraged slum dwellers, researchers, practitioners and policymakers to reflect on the day to day realities of living with climate change in Dhaka. The documentary about her research has been viewed over 100,000 times and will be screened in London in February 2017. 

The NCCPE first launched the Engage Competition in 2014 to provide a UK-wide opportunity to recognise and celebrate some of the effective public engagement with research activity that universities are involved in. The competition is biannual and received over 180 entries in the recent second tranche for 2016. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony as part of Engage 2016, the NCCPE’s annual conference, on 29th November 2016. 

You can read the full story on the GDI website