|Prince Claus Chair|
|This session will discuss strategies to address and prevent wrongs related to knowledge production, use, and circulation in global health. In recent years, greater attention has been drawn to the need for new governance structures and processes to ensure equitable and just practices in academic global health (eg, authorship practices, research partnerships, education exchanges, academic writing, editorial practices, sense-making practices, and the choice of audience or research framing, questions, and methods). |
In this session we will discuss strategies to address and prevent the wrongs related to knowledge production, use, and circulation in global health. It will be framed around two forms of epistemic wrongs, credibility deficit and interpretive marginalisation, which stem from structural exclusion of marginalised producers and recipients of knowledge. Following a presentation that describes the various forms which these injustices might take, there will be three presentations that will highlight the practical tools and approaches to addressing them.
These tools will include those aimed at:
1. ensuring that global health funding practices are equitable and just;
2. ensuring that global health research is conducted with fairness and integrity; and
3. ensuring that educational exchanges in global health are reciprocal and equitable.
The governance tools and strategies will then be discussed in an open exchange between the panellists and the audience. These discussions will be conducted with an eye on identifying potential recommendations for knowledge actors in global health. The overall aim will be to share, reflect upon and promote strategies to surface, detect, communicate, make sense of, avoid, and potentially undo unfair knowledge practices in global health that are inflicted upon people in their capacity as knowers, and as producers and recipients of knowledge, owing to structural prejudices in the processes involved in knowledge production, use, and circulation in global health.