Campaign To Reinforce Southern Voice In Research

T.V. Padma | SciDev.Net | August 28, 2012

An initiative has been launched to break the dominance of Northern agendas and practices in development debates and policy, and to increase the impact of Southern research on global development discussions.

The 'Connect South' campaign is spearheaded by the Global Development Network (GDN), an international organisation that works with local, regional and international organisations to help social scientists from developing countries generate new development-related knowledge.  

Connect South's objectives include closing the knowledge gap between developed and developing countries, making good quality research easily accessible globally, and building the capacity of Southern researchers, according to Shahira Emara, knowledge services manager at GDNet's Cairo office.