Building Resilience through community-engaged research, education and partnerships
Tue 11/17 • 12PM - 1:15PM PST
Successful community-engaged research and teaching requires building and sustaining relationships with local partners. Successful community partnerships take account of the issues that matter to local partners, value the expertise that community members and specialists, and ensures that local partners participate in determining the direction of the work and its dissemination.
Join this session to hear from UCLA colleagues who have put these principles into practice in the context of their work on climate change, food security, and community development in Central Africa, and explore how these efforts in Africa might connect with and inform community-engaged work locally in Los Angeles.
UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute: Building Resilience through community-engaged research, education and partnerships | Panelists
Thomas Smith, Prof, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability & Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Director, Center for Tropical Research and Co-Director of the Congo Basin | Virginia Zaunbrecher, Associate Director, Center for Tropical Research and Kevin Njabo (Africa Director, Center for Tropical Research and Congo Basin Institute.
Moderator: Shalom Staub, Center for Community Engagement