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Knowledge Equity Lab Virtual Launch Party Recap

On September 24th, the Knowledge Equity Lab hosted its virtual Launch Party, where we welcomed friends, partners, and collaborators from around the globe, from Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario), Muisca (in Colombia), Bakata (Northeast India), Coast Salish (Vancouver); Bloemfontein, South Africa; Kampala, Uganda; San Carlos, California; Nashville, Tennessee; Austin, Texas; and more!   As a warm-up exercise, we asked …

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The Knowledge in Storytelling

On September 24th, Knowledge Equity Lab’s Community Fellow Blessing Digha performed her short story ‘The Knowledge in Storytelling’ for the KEL Virtual Launch Party! “In my culture, the tortoise is often the protagonist of many stories. All these stories have “morals” behind them. I remember learning that I could pace myself like the tortoise but …

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Academia: A Provocation

On September 24th, 2020, Co-lead of the Open Praxis Forum and Knowledge Equity Lab Member Kanishka Sikri performed this powerful and provocative piece for guests at the Knowledge Equity Lab virtual launch party. Academia.  A place where you can stick it to the man and be paid for it. A place of critical pedagogy, of …

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The Establishment and Growth of Bioline International

Author: Barbara Kirsop As a result of international travel and scientific contacts around the world in the 1990’s, Barbara Kirsop (Electronic Publishing Trust for Development, UK) and Vanderlei Canhos (CRIA in  Brazil) had become aware of strong differences in the ability of research scientists to access global research findings available in publications. Subscription costs were often …

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OPF Discusses: Reflexivity and Positionality as Students, Researchers, and Practitioners of International Development Studies

By: Tasneem Mewa On August 17th, 2020 the Knowledge Equity Lab (KEL) and Open Praxis Forum (OPF) hosted the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) 2020 Thesis Award Winners Sana Najafi and Alyssa Esparaz to discuss reflexivity and positionality in their role as students and practitioners of International Development.  The agenda for the discussion was as follows:  Land Acknowledgement  …

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