Decolonising knowledge production to support equitable community research partnerships
Co-production requires dismantling existing power hierarchies. As such, it can support decolonising knowledge generation and fostering inclusive and equitable relationships with diverse (and at times) marginalised actors participating in health governance, research and decision-making. Decolonising knowledge production recognises that expertise lies with those communities directly affected by health inequities and challenges as well as other key actors.
ARISE uses community based participatory research (CBPR) to build the capacities of urban marginalised people to generate contextually grounded evidence to incite action and strengthen relationships with governance actors. In this poster, prepared for the Prince Mahidol Award Conference we demonstrate the range of participatory methods used by ARISE. Fostering equitable research partnerships requires an openness to learn from communities, and a foundation of humility, trust and respect.Decolonising knowledge production to support equitable community partnerships