New Resources on Training in Community-Based Research now available from UNESCO Chair in CBR

The UNESCO Chair in CBR, in partnership with the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) at the University of British Columbia are pleased to share new resources on training in Community-Based Research.  These products are some of the outcomes of the SSHRC funded 'Building the Next Generation of Community-based Researchers (“The NextGen project”) between 2014-2016.


This unique resource guide provides a summary of videos on key topic areas related to teaching and training materials for Community Based Research from around the world. A selection of 68 videos were selected as video training materials, falling into six pedagogical themes including: Ethics & Values, Multiple Modes of Inquiry, Researcher as a Facilitator, Power & Partnerships, Balancing Classroom & Field, and a more General category.

The resource guide is attached and can also be found online here:


This annotated bibliography includes literature from different countries and regions on the subject of CBR and water governance, with a particular focus on training. The selected literature is categorized within five closely linked typologies, including: 1. Training in Community Based Research in Water Governance; 2. Citizen Science and Water Governance; 3. Participatory Water Governance; 4. Training in Formal Education Programs using Participatory and Community Based Research; and 5. Training in Participatory Research Models for Civil Society and Practitioners.

These resources were compiled by Jessica Jin and Kelly Sharp, graduate students from the University of British Columbia under the guidance of Drs. Leila Harris (UBC) and Crystal Tremblay (University of Victoria).

We hope you find these resources useful and that you share widely through your networks. 

Warm regards,
Crystal and the UNESCO Chair team


Background of the UNESCO Chair in CBR

Based at the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), the UNESCO Chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education is co-directed by Dr. Budd L Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon. The Chair supports North-South-South and South-South partnerships that build on and enhance the emerging consensus in knowledge democracy. It strengthens recent collaboration between the Higher Education section in UNESCO, the Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Global Alliance on Community University Engagement and other regional and global networks. It co-creates new knowledge through partnerships among universities (academics), communities (civil society) and government (policy makers) leading to: new capacities; new solutions to pressing problems related to sustainability, social and economic disparities, cultural exclusion, mistrust and conflict; and awareness among policy makers; enhanced scholarship of engagement; and of social responsibility in Higher Education.