Sharing the SPACES knowledge assets: Screening policies and interventions for diverse impacts on wellbeing
This project supported the use of The Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services (SPACES) project's knowledge by non-governmental organisations, government, and donor communities, helping them to consider the range of ecosystem service-wellbeing connections when planning development interventions.
We designed and created two knowledge products in consultation with research users:
- An ecosystem services and wellbeing intervention screening tool: The Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services project's Data Explorer. This animates the Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services project's data on the links between ecosystem services, ecological condition and wellbeing, so that decision makers could explore the implications of proposed interventions on multidimensional poverty including data on which groups can access those benefits.
- Targeted printed and digital summaries for research users of data of particular relevance and salience for each.
Uptake and use was supported by:
- 1-to-1 meetings with knowledge users (identified through existing Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services stakeholder analyses) to identify key data of interest and to interactively design the Data Explorer and data summaries.
- A special session at the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) symposium to introduce the Data Explorer to key representatives from government, non-governmental organisations, donors and international bodies from the Western Indian Ocean Region.
- Incorporation of the Data Explorer and interactive data summaries into the Sustainable Poverty Alleviation from Coastal Ecosystem Services website: www.espa-spaces.org