Thea Shahrokh

Thea ShahrokhThea plays a leading role in the coordination and delivery of the major research outputs for the initiative, and the work of the PRG on innovations in pathways of local-global participation, for example the Ground Level Panels approach. A large part of Thea’s role is working with the Participatory Research Group on network building activities. For example, supporting those closest to the research on the ground to develop methodologically; to catalyse learning on participatory methodologies across the PRG; providing guidance on policy and research communications; and for fundraising.

Posts by Thea Shahrokh

Are we already left behind? Participate at the HLPF for the SDGs

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The Participate network contributed to raising the issue of participation and accountability at the High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development July 11-20, 2016- UNHQ, New York. Participate was one of many civil society actors to co-create a Together 2030 side event “Are we already left behind? The role of civil society and stakeholders on […]

What next for participatory research for policy influence?

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Participate partners have been critically reflecting on the participatory approaches they have employed in attempts to shift power in policymaking – including the engagement with the post-2015 process.  In this final blog of the series, Thea Shahrokh and Joanna Wheeler share their recommendations for future participatory research for policy influence. Knowledge from the Margins: An anthology […]

Time for a new partnership between policy makers and marginalised groups

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People who are most marginalised and living in greatest poverty around the world want to develop their own futures and shape the policies and programmes that affect them. According to participatory research in 29 countries conducted by the Participate PRG, people are calling, loud and clear, for the right to play a meaningful role in […]

Setting out a framework for the post-2015 framework…

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By Leo Williams (Beyond 2015) and Thea Shahrokh (Participate) What is the vision for global development post the 2015 milestone of the Millennium Development Goals? What is the purpose of a framework in contributing towards this vision? What are the values that will underpin that framework – how will they be reflected throughout its whole […]

Participatory visual processes in Nairobi’s margins

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Thea Shakrokh I recently spent a week in Nairobi with community researchers from The Seed Institute and Spatial Collective (two of the research group members within Participate []) who were learning about participatory video as an action and research strategy within their participatory research initiatives. Participatory visual processes provide creative possibilities for the very real […]