KIPRIME podcast episode 11 - Dawit Wondimagegn

The exploration of power dynamics and equity in the context of global health educational partnerships – an interview with Dr Dawit Wondimagegn.

KIPRIME Fellows
Dawit Wondimagegn, KIPRIME Fellows. Photo: Erik Cronberg.

His research as part of a group of global community of researchers focuses on unpacking the problem power imbalances create in terms of marginalizing local knowledge. The gap in the understanding of these imbalances is determined by the lack of evidence for the presence of local knowledge, the lack of clarity as to how forms of knowledge are merged and adapted to different cultures, the lack of ‘models ‘of partnerships which address inequity and our challenge to promote agency among local communities that we live in and serve. 

Through his work, he interrogates and realigns this pattern in a more positive orientation. 

 

Listen to episode 11

The KIPRIME podcast

The Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME) is a major international award and was created to recognise and stimulate high-quality research in the field. In this podcast series we’ll explore the origins of the KIPRIME and discover the passion and commitment of the people who made it happen. 

Host for the series is Alina Jenkins, a BBC presenter and journalist since 2001 with an extensive background in communicating science.