Working with decision takers at different levels in Kenya and Bangladesh, this project integrated local knowledge about ecosystems to achieve a better understanding of how people generate and share knowledge, before finally acting upon it. Dynamic models helped with understanding these linkages and illustrated feedbacks – by looking at the consequences of different policy or management options on actors and their decisions. They also helped facilitate co-learning among different stakeholders. Building models using locally collected data,...
Strengthening Research Capacity Projects
There were 11 Strengthening Research Capacity projects, running during 2009 and 2010. The projects were designed to build equitable and sustainable networks and partnerships between individuals and organisations in southern and northern locations, ahead of the 2012 call for ESPA consortia projects.
The specific objectives of this call were:
- To strengthen capacity to formulate research agendas, design and write successful proposals, manage research projects on the interdisciplinary challenges of sustainable ecosystem management, relevant to national priorities, and use the outputs
- To develop the tools, datasets and networks needed to improve capacity to assess ecosystem services and their impacts on well-being
- To create a demand for research and improved awareness of ecosystem issues in the wider community in the regions concerned