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Workshop Event: GCRF and Heritage

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Seminar Room 6, Management School

University of Liverpool

Chatham Street

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Organiser: Prof. Lin Foxhall, UoL Heritage Lead

This event aims to help university researchers focused on heritage and their potential academic and non-academic partners to address the challenges and exploit the opportunities posed by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

GCRF consists of £1.5 billion over five years of funding supplied by the UK government for research that benefits people in developing countries in order to meet the UK government’s obligations to overseas development set by the OECD. This new fund is being administered through the UK Research Councils. For the most part this money is being handed out to collaborative projects operating in in developing countries.

Normally these projects have to involve more than one UK university/research institution, and overseas and European partners can be included. They also normally have to include non-academic partners, for example charities, non-governmental agencies, etc., and academic or non-academic partners from the countries where the project is operating. All projects must be ODA compliant and target the poorest and most disadvantaged groups on the DAC list of ODA recipient countries.

Protecting, preserving, rebuilding (materially and digitally) and remembering heritage are all aspects that are important to developing countries and groups in them. Many of these countries have suffered conflicts in which heritage, material and immaterial, has become caught in the crossfire, damaged or destroyed. Heritage can play a part in post-conflict reconciliation, identity-building, economic development and tourism.

This event includes speakers from the AHRC, relevant funded projects on heritage and potential partner organisations. It offers a good opportunity for networking across the heritage research community and sharing information and expertise.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided please email hlcevent@liv.ac.uk with any dietary requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact Lin Foxhall, UoL Heritage Lead, on 0151 795 0528 or Lin.Foxhall@liverpool.ac.uk

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