Decolonised research methods

Decolonising knowledge is critical imperative in a development sector that typically gives prominence to voices of the Global North. Addressing power imbalances in research and knowledge production requires new attitudes and significant unlearning. New questions need to be addressed as to who’s knowledge counts, what research rigour means in cross-cultural contexts and using different knowledge systems, and how fundamental relations of power can be transformed. Skills to consciously check on and change existing ways of working to avoid reproduction of dynamics of the colonial era can help a shift to value and amplify local knowledge and re-configure development research and programming practice.
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