faculty and experts
18 March 2021

NORRAG Senior Fellowship Programme

As the world is confronted by competing tendencies of ethno-nationalism and the Black Lives Matter movement, of growing authoritarianism alongside demands for democracy, NORRAG and the Graduate Institute are launching a Senior Fellowship Programme that will collaboratively debate current issues in international cooperation in education from a decolonial perspective. This urgently needed conversation will result in an edited book and a global virtual conference proposing ways forward.

Through our Senior Fellowship Programme, starting in April 2021, NORRAG aims to reverse the North-to-South flow of research and decision-making by creating space and a megaphone to amplify under-represented expert knowledge from the South to audiences in the North. This programme will also develop long-term research links and partnerships that bring together distinguished expert voices from the Caribbean to the Indian subcontinent, from Africa to eastern Europe.

The NORRAG Senior Fellowship Programme is designed to attract senior scholars to foster education and research informed by expertise from the South. It will showcase the quality of scholarship and brain power that can be brought to bear on these questions, and the capacity of NORRAG and the Graduate Institute to convene these talents.  

NORRAG is a global network of 5,000 members for international policies and cooperation in education and training. NORRAG’s strength lies in addressing under-researched questions of quality and equity in key issues in education and development, particularly through amplifying under-represented expertise from the global South. NORRAG’s core mandate is to produce, disseminate and broker critical knowledge and to build capacity for and with the wide range of stakeholders who constitute our network. Our stakeholders from academia, governments, NGOs, international organisations, foundations and the private sector inform and shape education policies and practice at national and international levels. Through our work, NORRAG contributes to creating the conditions for more participatory, evidence-informed decisions that improve equal access to and quality of education and training. NORRAG is an associate programme of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, and receives core funding from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation as well as research funding from international grants.