Staff in the School of International Development are continuously engaging in community activities locally, nationally and internationally. A couple of recent examples include:
Local community engagement
David Girling has developed collaborations with BBC Radio Norfolk, British Red Cross, Content Consultants, DFID, Future Radio, Girl Effect and WaterAid. Students on the post-graduate ‘Media and Development in Practice' module work on live briefs to help solve real world issues. The module has been a great success and the collaboration will continue to be a central feature of this practice-based module.
Dealing with social issues through public performances
Research led by Colette Harris in Nigeria and Uganda looks at the delivery of community education programmes, based on the results of previous research into gender identities and violence in communities. In Kaduna, Nigeria, one of the most successful ways of achieving this transformative learning was through public performance of dramas. Over a period of several months, youth groups developed and then performed dramas in their own communities which dealt with some of the most crucial social issues identified by them as affecting their society.