The South Asia Sustainability Hub & Knowledge Network (SASH&KN) aims to develop a growing network of institutions and people committed to exploring pathways to sustainability in South Asia.
SASH&KN aims to act as a resource for policy makers, civil society and educators in South Asia to respond to critical sustainability questions for the region. These challenges include people’s responses to ecosystem, livelihood and health challenges; diverse science and technology possibilities; regulatory and governance mechanisms; and the role of knowledge and science in pointing towards sustainable futures.
Launched in 2016, it is part of the STEPS Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium. It is hosted by the Transdisciplinary Research Cluster on Sustainability Studies (TRCSS) at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Launch of the South Asia hub
SASH&KN was launched on 28 January 2016 in Delhi.
Speakers included the journalist P. Sainath, the writer and environmentalist Sunita Narain and the economist Nitin Desai.
Workshop: Climate change and uncertainty from above and below
27-28 January 2016
Uncertainty is often considered to be a “super wicked problem” or “monster” by scientists and policy makers. But theories about uncertainty from ‘above’ by experts may have little to do with how many people live with, understand and cope with uncertainty in everyday settings from ‘below’.
Conference: Pathways to Sustainable Urbanisation
This conference focused on the possibilities for sustainable urban transformations.
Whilst urbanisation brings the creation of new opportunities for some, it can also pose enormous challenges for poor and marginalised citizens in cities and in peri-urban areas.
Prof Pranav N. Desai, Project Director, SASH&KN, TRCSS, JNU
Prof Dinesh Abrol, Coordinator, SASH&KN, TRCSS, JNU
India: Pravin Kushwaha, TRCSS, JNU firstname.lastname@example.org
UK: Fiona Marshall, STEPS Centre email@example.com