This webinar offers the opportunity to hear about exciting work in progress that is likely to be of interest to many in our thematic group and beyond.
“Implementing and evaluating capability care for patients with neuromuscular disease” – Bart Bloemen (Radboud UMC, the Netherlands)
“Health capability profile of people living with chronic hepatitis B virus in rural Senegal, a research protocol” – Marion Coste (Aix-Marseille University, France)
“Quality of life for young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions” – Isabella Floredin (University of Bristol, UK)
“Interdepartmental relationships and tensions: initial findings on the complexities of delivering a national social assistance for disability programme” – Zara Trafford (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)HDCA Webinar Health and Disability HDCA Videos
Speaker: Sridhar Venkatapuram, King’s College London
Has the COVID-19 pandemic reaffirmed or diminished the coherence and usefulness of the capabilities approach (CA) in relation to health, disability and ageing? In this presentation, Sridhar will discuss the surprising disconnect between the influence of the CA in development thinking and policies, and the policy responses in LMICs to COVID.
This webinar aims to shed light on the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on children by looking at it through the capabilities approach. It brings together three scholars from different corners of the globe, who will discuss the situation of children in their own regions, and how this may speak to concerns about the effects that the pandemic has had on children’s well-being and capabilities.
Caroline Hart (University of Sheffield): Children living in a Covid-19 World: Reflections from England
Kate Sollis (Australian National University): COVID-19 and its impacts on children and young people in Australia: An evidence review
Graciela Tonon (Universidad de Palermo): Children`s views on the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative studyHDCA Webinar Children and Youth
Panelists: Alex A. Frediani, University College London, and Melanie Walker, University of the Free State
In these times of the pandemic, for us as academics, researchers and practitioners who are carrying out our work using participatory approaches, the lockdowns, restrictions on travel, connectivity problems, and the declining availability of stakeholders has serious implications for the quality and the validity of the participatory inquiries and outcomes of our projects.
Through this discussion, we wish to create a collective learning space to come out with options and alternatives that could be adopted to stay true to the principles and processes of participatory research in the pandemic era. What are the frameworks within the capability approach that enable us to understand the present crisis through participatory research? What have been the lived experiences of the researchers in taking forward their participatory work? Is there scope for methodological negotiations and alternatives that could be recommended for participatory researchers to be able to do justice to their research agenda and objectives?HDCA Webinar Participatory Methods HDCA Videos
Keynote Speaker: Linda Smith Waikato University
Kerry Taylor Head, School of Humanities, Massey University
Apirana Pewhairangi Cultural Advisor, 2020HDCA Maori Advisory Group, Massey University
Cynthia White Pro Vice Chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University
Ingrid Robeyns Political philosopher/Chair ethics of institutions, Utrecht University