Civic Innovation research
Civic Innovation research group researchers participate in a variety of research projects, produce policy and briefing notes, participate in networks with colleagues around the world and publish in world-renowned academic journals.
Here are some examples of our research.
The Network involves 18 leading European and international research institutes. WEGO’s analysis of community responses to economic and ecological changes will focus on gender relations in the practices of community care and well-being.
BTR involves academics and activists from Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador), the Caribbean (Haiti and Cuba), South America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina) and North America (Mexico).
Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), working group 2017-2019.
Fairtrade certified tea in the hired labour sector
This study investigates whether, in the context of Indian and Sri Lankan tea plantation workers’ wide-spread poverty and precarity, Fairtrade certification makes a difference for these workers’ labour conditions and collective agency.
Based on that, it engages with our second, more future-oriented concern for ways in which Fairtrade can deepen and broaden its impact in tea plantations in South Asia.
Strengthening Education and Training Capacity in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Uganda (SET-SRHR)
This project aims to to increase access and improve the quality of SRHR services in Uganda. It is co-implemented by Makerere University, School of Public Health and Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development
The 2-year research project has completed, but Oak Foundation has awarded a re-grant to conduct an advocacy campaign based on the findings of the project. The project team will retrain the ‘youth peer researchers’ as ‘youth peer advocates’ and work with them in each country to design their advocacy campaigns as well as help them disseminate their research findings.
The objective of the GOLLS project is to promote labour rights and human security along and within global value chains linking Brazil and Holland. Sustainability (social and environmental) is central to this focus.
This project examines how diaspora communities have organized themselves between various countries of residence in order to influence local policies.