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CROP Annual Report 2016

CROP Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January - December 2016 and reflects upon what has been achieved within the framework of institutional strategic priorities and objectives.

The implemented work plan continued to promote critical knowledge on the causes and solutions to poverty together with our local and international partners. Our global network, CROPNet, was the main instrument used to produce and disseminate the resulting collaborative knowledge. By the end of the reported period, our network comprised 1260 members, which is more than double the number it had in 2013.

The continuing expansion and vitality of this well-established global network will most certainly be reinforced by the 4-year project with the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN, South Africa) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA, Senegal) that was granted funding by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). This project is key for the expansion and consolidation of an epistemic community on poverty reduction and sustainable development in a priority area. We are keen to work with our partners to encourage the participation of young African researchers in the production of knowledge that reflects the interests and aspirations of the continent.

CROP's process of institutionalisation continued according to plan. At the end of 2016, a new Scientific Committee and Chair were appointed by the ISSC, and we look forward to receiving new perspectives that can be incorporated into the pursuit of CROP's mission.

We are very grateful to those who have worked hard to make CROP more effective and visible in the international scientific arena, in particular Thomas Pogge, who contributed generously to the growth of CROP during his 6-year term.


06.07.2017
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