Gambling Realities Africa is a collective of researchers and practitioners which brings critical, evidence-based research to discussions and action to understand gambling and to reduce gambling related harms across sub-Saharan Africa.
We aim to create a space in which researchers, practitioners, policymakers and experts by experience can exchange ideas, foster collaborations, and collectively pursue social change.
- To support the development of gambling research across sub-Saharan Africa, including the empowerment of an early career research community.
- To provide a community for gambling researchers to develop understandings of diverse gambling practices across sub-Saharan Africa, including the under-representation of women in gambling
- To hold regular meetings including:
- An annual conference
- Micro-conferences and Seminars
- Proposal development workshops
- Early career development workshops
- To disseminate key research findings with policymakers and practitioners on the impacts of gambling and the differentiated harms associated
- To amplify the voices of ‘experts by experience’ on gambling harms and foster their engagement in research
The GRA collective is led by two Co-Chairs, and panel of convenors, each serving for 2 years. The first panel of convenors is made up of colleagues involved in organising and presenting at the Network’s inception conference. After 2 years, elections will be held to decide new membership of a panel.