With seven research reports now complete, and awaiting publication (watch this space), our team has recently turned its focus to providing opportunities for those closest to the research to engage with its findings.
Between November 2021 and March 2022, we organized five online gatherings. They brought together members of the research team, Ethno Committee* members, and representatives from JM International.
Dr Jo Gibson facilitated the events, which aimed to offer another mode of accessing the research reports (all Ethno Committee members have had early access to the reports); to connect authors with audience; and to offer a moment of collective engagement with the big ideas contained within the report.
Each event focused on one of the reports, and included a presentation from the report authors, followed by open time for questions and group discussion.
Our team hopes that these events have supported critical engagement with the key concepts, as well as consideration of practical applications of the research, enabling it to have a positive impact on the future of the Ethno programme.
*The role of the Ethno Committee (EC) is to steer the international work of JMI’s Ethno programme. Each Ethno Gathering appoints one representative to the EC; either the person responsible for organizing the Ethno Gathering, or a representative of the local organization that is a JMI member.