KM in FM

How is knowledge on forced migration produced? Who produces it? How is it being used? Our aim is to bring KM into the forced migration conversation by calling attention to some basic, but crucial questions about knowledge and its practice.

Loren Landau (2012) in his article, Communities of Knowledge or Tyrannies of Partnership: Reflections on North–South Research Networks and the Dual Imperative, takes up some of these thorny questions. He argues that the knowledge partnerships between western scholars and southern researchers are often imbalanced. According to him, rather than fostering two-way knowledge exchanges much of the policy-oriented research in the south supported by western partnerships entrench the very type of one-way knowledge production they purport to challenge.

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