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Capacity development and higher education

Kotra, Krishna K. and Nakamura, Naohiro (2022) Capacity development and higher education. In: Routledge Handbook of Global Development. Routledge, London, pp. 653-664. ISBN 9780367862022

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Capacity development in Small Island Developing Countries (SIDCs) is a core development priority reflected in Sustainable Development Goal 17. For universities located in SIDCs countries, a key strategy for capacity development has been to build collaborations with researchers and institutions in developed countries. However, in most cases, Pacific researchers participating in collaborative projects are only seen as a local contacts or consultants with limited contribution to projects. This lack of parity, despite scientific research being undertaken in developing countries, has led to challenges of ‘neo-colonial science.’ In this chapter Krishna Kumar Kotra and Naohiro Nakamura draw on collaborative research between The University of the South Pacific’s Emalus Campus, Vanuatu, and institutions located in developed countries to highlight strategies and tensions of achieving capacity development. The authors outline appropriate and relevant practices for future collaborative partnerships focusing on student mentoring, training, and research participation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General) > Q1-295 General
Divisions: School of Agriculture, Geography, Environment, Ocean and Natural Sciences (SAGEONS)
Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 03:10
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2022 03:15

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