Panel for DSA 2024: Call for contributions!

We are excited to announce that ARISE has a panel at the Development Studies Association Conference 2024 at SOAS in London, and we are looking for contributions!

Taking place in June this year our panel, Using community-based participatory research for developing equitable partnerships and advancing social justice: Reflecting with the ARISE consortium, will discuss how co-producing knowledge and action can increase representation of urban marginalised people. The workshop will introduce community based participatory research approaches we have used as part of the ARISE project.

Co-producing knowledge and action can increase representation, dismantle existing power hierarchies, and decolonise knowledge production. Co-production acknowledges that expertise lies not only with academics but also with directly impacted communities and can effectively advance social justice issues. Our workshop will encourage reflexivity on co-production processes in development research and action – what works well, tensions around power and equity, and how these are navigated in spaces of respect and trust to learn from vulnerable populations and shape new practices to research and action. It will introduce three approaches from the ARISE consortium from Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Sierra Leone used to strengthen capacities and representation of urban marginalised people and generate evidence and action grounded in context.

If you would like to take part in our panel then please propose your contribution by filling in the form linked on our panel page. You will need to fill out the form with the following details:

  • Title (few words about the key message you would like to deliver)
  • Contribution (what you would like to bring to the panel? please keep it to a few clear bullet points)
  • Mode of delivery (how would you wish to present your contribution?

Please also get in touch with Neele Wiltgen-Georgi by email ( ) to confirm your approach will work for the panel, and discuss any other details of your submission.

We are excited to see your proposals and work together to bring an interesting and enlightening panel to DSA 2024!