“Dissemination” is now the name of the game for southern research

Geographical distinctions are increasingly blurred and what were once local and regional problems have now become global problems. Thus the need is greater than ever for knowledge and experience from the South to inform responses to these problems.

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA) made this clear in his interview. He explained that the demand is increasing on knowledge that is locally originated, especially that from the south.

He pinpoints the role that GDNet has made in generating a good research that is applicable to policy issues. This is what the Connect South campaign strives to draw attention on the value of southern research and the distinctive contribution the southern perspective can make to the knowledge and the understanding of complex issues.

At the end of the interview, he suggests that researchers share their research with policy makers and the public in order to make a difference and foster connections between researchers and decision-makers. Djavad Salehi-Isfahani wants to Connect South!

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