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Advisory Board and GCRF

Advisory Board 

The DEPA Advisory Board consists of members from various organizations and institutions. Its purpose is to provide guidance and influence on how the project achieves its goals. Board members advise on research and establish connections between DEPA and African and UK communities, the education sector, peace education, and the arts. The Board also advocates for the project and facilitates networking opportunities in collaboration with the DEPA Project. 


Advisory Board Members 

  • Paul Ashwin, Professor of Higher Education, Lancaster University 

  • Patricia Daley, Professor of the Human Geography of Africa, University of Oxford 

  • Cihan Dizdaroğlu, Assistant Professor, Baskent University 

  • Leon Moosavi, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologySociology, Social Policy and Criminology 

  • Tali Nates, Founder and Executive Director, The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre 

  • Mario Novelli, Professor in the Political Economy of Education, University of Sussex 

  • Pat Noxolo, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Birmingham 

  • Mandiedza Parichi, Coordinator Peace Studies, Midlands State University 

  • Michalinos Zembylas, Professor of Educational Theory and Curriculum Studies, The Open University of Cyprus 


Advisory Board Meetings 


Global Challenges Research Fund 

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion initiative established by the UK Government in 2015. It s purpose is to support advanced research addressing challenges faced by developing nations. Working with other GCRF partners, goals include: 

  • promoting challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, including the participation of researchers who may not previously have considered the applicability of their work to development issues 

  • strengthening capacity for research, innovation and knowledge exchange in the UK and developing countries through partnership with excellent UK research and researchers 

  • providing an agile response to emergencies where there is an urgent research need. 

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GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment, which is monitored by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The GCRF delivery partners are: UK Research and Innovation, Scottish Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Higher Education Division Northern Ireland,
Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering and UK Space Agency. 

The Fund is advised by a Strategic Advisory Group and a UKRI International Development Peer Review College forms part of the GCRF global engagement strategy for Official Development Assistance (ODA) research.