This latest episode of our "Research 4 All" podcast series discusses how human rights-based approaches help make research more empowering since water management is not a technical issue but about who has the rights and power to make decisions.
Episode 04 hosts: Rajesh Daniel and Kadesiree Thossaphonpaisan
Sound editing: Rajesh Daniel and Kadesiree Thossaphonpaisan
Artwork: Kadesiree Thossaphonpaisan; Cover photo by Diego Gennaro on Unsplash
Series producers: Rajesh Daniel and Leonie Pearson
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Vatchararuthai Boontinand (Ajarn Jan), SUMERNET advisor on Human Rights, and lecturer at the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University. She explains how human rights-based approaches encompass empowerment, non-discrimination and participation. We learn how a "rights-based approach" is critical in water insecurity research, and about dealing with the challenges while working in different contexts and trying to improve the rights and livelihoods of marginalized peoples. Ajarn Jan explains how to better implement rights-based approaches in research especially to benefit local communities and empowering them.
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