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Strategic Research Area Festival - International Development and Inclusive Innovation

Tue, 15 November 2022, 10:00 to 17:00

Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

Street art in Mexico

The Strategic Research Area in International Development and Inclusive Innovation will be holding an all-day festival to celebrate its many successes over the past 7 years this November.

As the only pan-University centre for research on international development, our festival aims to feature and celebrate the achievements of OU international development projects (teaching, research and other). It will be attended by OU colleagues who work on international development, colleagues from the Global South and senior OU colleagues with a remit to lead on the OU’s internationalisation strategy and UK/global international development policy influence and impact. 

The one-day festival will feature:

  • opportunities to hear from OU partners from the Global South on the impact of their collaboration with The OU;

  • participation from all OU Nations and Nation Directors;

  • exhibitions of various OU international development projects;

  • a prize for the most-voted exhibition display;

  • an address by OU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tim Blackman;

  • an address by PVC-Research Kevin Shakesheff;

  • keynote address by expert in economic development and industrial policy, Professor Smita Srinivas

  • opportunities for PhD students and early career researchers in international development to network and showcase their projects

  • An international food buffet featuring an array of culinary delights from countries and regions of SRA partners

We are inviting staff to reach out to us if they are interested in attending as a guest or an exhibitor. Please complete this online form.

Background image by María Fuentes taken in Mexico City on March 17, 2022
Protest street art against colonialism

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To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502

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