Centre for European and International Studies Research

The Listening Zones of NGOs

A joint project with The University of Reading and the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC), Oxford

The Listening Zones of NGOs: languages and cultural knowledge in development programmes is a major AHRC-funded project exploring the role that languages and cultural knowledge play in the policies and practices of development NGOs. The project aims to raise the profile and importance of foreign languages and cultural knowledge in development and to produce practical outputs which are of use to the NGO sector, language practitioners, and academics in International Relations, Development Studies, and languages and translation research.

Read more, at the project's home page (University of Reading).

The Listening Zones of NGOs: languages and cultural knowledge in development programmes

The Listening Zones of NGOs is designed as an active partnership between academic disciplines and practitioners and aims to increase collaboration and discussion between these groups. Workshops, seminars, and an international conference will be organised to discuss results of the project, present suggestions and receive feedback.

Project members

Professor Hilary Footitt (University of Reading)

Professor Hilary Footitt is the project supervisor and mainly has experience in languages research.
h.a.foot@reading.ac.uk | +44 (0) 118 378 8126

Dr Angela Crack (University of Portsmouth)

Dr Angela Crack is the co-investigator and is an international relations specialist.
angela.crack@port.ac.uk | +44 (0) 239 284 2220

Dr Wine Tesseur (University of Reading)

Dr Wine Tesseur is the research assistant and mainly has experience in languages research.
w.tesseur@reading.ac.uk | +44 (0) 118 378 8126

Vicky Brehm (INTRAC)

Vicky Brehm is the project's research associate. Her background is in strategic research for INTRAC.
vbrehm@ntlworld.com

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