The Norwegian Research Council’s program NORGLOBAL2 held its kick-off meeting for newly funded research projects at NORAD, on 25 April 2019, with participants from the MFA, NORAD, RCN, and researchers involved in the projects.
Three new PRIO projects were presented at the meeting: EducAid led by Gudrun Østby, All is Fair in Law and War led by Helga Malmin Binningsbø, and Do No Harm led by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik.
The meeting was opened by Jon Lomøy, Director of NORAD, followed by an introduction by Dag Inge Ulstein, Minister of Development. Following the 90-second “speed dating” presentations of the 14 new research projects, Kristin Halvorsen, Director of CICERO, spoke about how research can be made relevant and accessible to decision-makers.
PRIO also started three projects through NORGLOBAL2 last year: REBuilD led by Cindy Horst, SFAssist led by Øystein H. Rolandsen, and Social Media in Armed Conflict: The Case of Myanmar led by Stein Tønnesson.