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.

Please use the links below to browse the individual project pages.

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

ESPA Strengthening Research Capcity Projects

Title Investigator Reference
BESSA: Building Ecosystem Services Research Capacity in Semi-Arid Africa Dr R Matthews NE/G008264/1
Building Capacity for Sustainable Governance in South Asian Fisheries: Poverty, Wellbeing and Deliberative Policy Networks Dr JA McGregor NE/G008337/1
CAMARV: Capacity Building for Mangrove Assessment, Restoration and Valuation in East Africa Dr Mark Huxham NE/G008078/1
Capacity building for carbon- and biodiversity-based payments for ecosystem services in the Peruvian Amazon Dr Tim Baker NE/G00840X/1
Farmer Innovation System in the Loess Plateau of China: An International Research and Training network Dr Bin Wu NE/G008280/1
Strengthening Capacity to Alleviate Poverty through Ecosystem Services (SCAPES): Putting methodological developments into practice Dr Pushpam Kumar NE/G008396/1
Strengthening research capacity of China and South Africa (SA) in sustainable water resources management with UK and Australian experiences Professor Ray Ison NE/G008582/1
The impacts of ecosystem services and environmental governance on human well-being in the Pongola region, South Africa Dr Bruce Lankford NE/G008213/1
Transformation and shifts in production landscapes for livelihood improvements in the Sahel: building a partnership in research Dr Colin McClean NE/G008116/1
Using climate change information in ecosystems services for poverty alleviation research in China - Lead project Professor Tim Wheeler NE/G007977/1
Using climate change information in ecosystems services for poverty alleviation research in China - Linked project Dr Andrew Juan Challinor NE/G008140/1
Valuing rainforests as Global Eco-Utilities: a novel mechanism to pay communities for ecosystem services provided by the Amazon - Lead project Dr P Meir NE/G008531/1
Valuing rainforests as Global Eco-Utilities: a novel mechanism to pay communities for ecosystem services provided by the Amazon - Linked project Dr P Meir NE/G008485/1