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Marieke Hopman

PhD researcher, Maastricht University in Maastricht

Going back. Sharing research. Making a difference?

PRESENTED ON JAN 30, 2018
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 34

Marieke Hopman is PhD researcher at Maastricht University in children's rights. After doing research on children's rights to education in the Central African Republic (CAR) during 2016-2017, a study that included three months of fieldwork, she returned to the CAR in November 2017 to share the results of her research. Marieke explains how she experienced the quite unusual step for many researchers of sharing research results back in the field.

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