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July 2021

ARIN Webinar: Multidimensionality of Methods

8th July 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Webinar organised by the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN). 8 July 2021 at 14.30-16.30 (East African Time) Register for this event This webinar explores multiple facets of research (such as funding flows, research politics, and the perceived research power dynamics between female and male researcher), and how collectively they promote or undermine decoloniality of methods. Considering that different disciplines have variety in methodological applications, which are perceived differently among researchers, practitioners and policy makers, it follows that aspects such…

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June 2021

Pastoralism and climate change in West Africa: implications for policy and practice

21st June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A public webinar event hosted by the Ghana Hub of the Institute of Development Studies. The event includes a contribution from STEPS co-director and PASTRES project convenor Ian Scoones. Register / More info Speakers Professor Steve William Tonah, Advanced Researcher, University of Ghana Professor Gabriel Teye, Vice-Chancellor, University for Development Studies Professor Gordana Kranjac-Berisavljevic, Professor of agricultural engineering and Director of the Office for International Relationships and Advancement of the UDS, University for Development Studies Dr Abukari Abdulai, Senior Research…

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Transformations Conference: Transformations from within: Towards a 2nd person epistemologies & methodologies

18th June 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. Presenters: Jesús M. Siqueiros, Alex Penn; Lakshmi Charli-Joseph; Beth Cullen; Marina Apgar; Andrew Stirling Abstract: Structural, systemic and enabling transformations towards sustainability require reconnecting to our local environment and the biosphere in general (i.e., Folke et al. 2011, Scoones et al. 2020, among others). With the aim of contributing to this notion, for us the meaning of reconnecting is to acknowledge our position as scientists and society in…

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Transformations Conference: Tales of Uncertainty, Resilience and Transformation Through Visual Stories and Narratives

18th June 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. We focus how participatory storytelling, through visual methods, facilitates an engaged process of building knowledge from below by sketching issues of vivencia representing climate change, uncertainty and transformative actions in South Asia. The participants discuss potential, limitations and scope for co-creation of knowledge. This session is linked to the TAPESTRY project. View the Conference programme

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Transformations Conference: Africa – ‘Philosophical Underpinnings’ In Decolonizing Research Methods For Transformation Towards Sustainability

18th June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This plenary session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. This event is convened by the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN). CONVENERS: Joanes Atela and Joel Onyango. With contributions from Andrew Stirling, Laura Pereira, Nadia Sitas, and Jessica Cockburn View conference programme Background In contributing to the decoloniality imperative, the session focuses on different ontological and epistemological perspectives associated with decolonizing methodologies. The session will involve a brief introduction on the concept of decolonizing methods for…

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T-Lab: Transformation As Praxis – Responding To Climate Change Uncertainties In Marginal Environments In South Asia

18th June 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. In this session we present and open for debate experiences and challenges (methodological and conceptual) from carrying out project research on transformation from ‘below’ in marginal environments in South Asia marked by high levels of climate-related uncertainties and where transformative changes are being assembled and co-produced on the ground by hybrid and transformative alliances. This session is linked to the TAPESTRY project. VIEW THE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Transformations Conference: Theories and Perspectives of Transformations

17th June 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. A live Q&A session with the authors of the presentations in this Interactive Session will take place at the scheduled time. Registered participants can watch the pre-recorded presentations from 7/06/2021 until 31/08/2021. Speakers: Bruce Goldstein Cristina Costa Salavedra Neha Mungekar Paulina Aldunce Andy Stirling Rose Cairns This session is linked to the STEPS Centre's theme for 2021: Methods View Conference Programme

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Transformations conference: Transformative Responses to Climate Uncertainties in South Asia

17th June 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session is open to registered participants at the Transformations Conference 2021. In this session we present and open for debate experiences and challenges (methodological and conceptual) from carrying out project research on transformation from ‘below’ in marginal environments in South Asia marked by high levels of climate-related uncertainties and where transformative changes are being assembled and co-produced on the ground by hybrid and transformative alliances. Presentations: Hans Adam: Arresting Environmental Collapse, Restoring Resource-based Livelihoods: Transforming Koli Fisherfolk in and…

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SRI 2021: Showing leadership in sustainability science – Lessons from the Global South and beyond the academy

15th June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The upcoming 2021 Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress (SRI) is hosting a session on leadership in sustainability science, narrowing in on what lessons can be drawn from the Global South. Among the session's speakers are two STEPS Centre colleagues: D. Parthasarathy, co project leader of the TAPESTRY Project, and Joanes Atela of the STEPS Africa Sustainability Hub. The event will commence Tuesday 15 June 10:00 - 11:00 AM GMT +1 / 4:00 - 5:00 AM CT/CDT Speakers: Anupama Nair Joanes…

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April 2021

Valuing Diversity in Methods – ARIN webinar

15th April 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EAT (East African Time) Organised by Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoRaaKT682g In 2021, the Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) and partners (ACTS Kenya, STEPS Centre UK, Umbela Transformaciones Sostenibles and the Global Sustainability Hubs), are exploring what decoloniality would mean for research methods, and policy (engagement, co-creation, etc) processes globally (with experiences in Africa, North America, and the UK). The focus of ARIN in the project is on “Decolonising Methodologies to…

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