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.
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.
Professor Hilary Footitt (University of Reading)
Dr Angela Crack (University of Portsmouth)
Dr Wine Tesseur (University of Reading)
Vicky Brehm (INTRAC)
Image: Farmers collecting wheat seed in Helmand. SAC Neil Chapman (RAF)/MOD - used under a Creative Commons licence.