OPERAs webinar 6 question

This research has been engaging people over a 3 year period, but what happens in the long-term? How do you see the long-term relationship with the stakeholders that have provided the inputs for the research?


For me this has been my PhD project, but after I’ve finished it would be a shame if the findings were not used in local policy and practice. So to try to overcome that challenge we had a small group of local stakeholders from a local NGO and a local officer from a Government agency who have been involved in designing the research and as a sounding board on how they think that the project is evolving and whether they think the research we are doing is useful. This local stakeholder group have been involved over a period of 3 years so we hope that they will be able to carry that knowledge that we’ve produced even after my project has finished. Involving local stakeholders from the very beginning of your research project is a way of trying to create perennity for your results.

Posted on: 1 Nov 2017 - 15:48