Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects 2017
- 12 months
The complexities of global change and the proliferation of diverse communities of knowledge, practice and intelligence highlight the necessity of collaborative engagement between communities of practice, disciplines, capacities and borders.
This programme supports projects that strengthen existing understanding of the challenges in this context and engage with questions concerning the relationship between expertise, public understanding and policy delivery. It seeks to promote interdisciplinary research and examine encounters between academic, professional and lay knowledge, and how valid knowledge, knowledge associations and evidence are built and developed, communicated and disseminated, and the factors which can serve as barriers to this in different political or cultural settings.
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This programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
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Articulating Bio-Cultural Values in Bird Conservation Networks from Local to Global: a Paraguayan Case
This project explores the role of language, the creative humanities and indigenous expertise in bird ecology, conservation and development.
Averting a “Tragedy of the Commons” in Maasai Land: Exploring Predictors of Communal Land Degradation and Developing Pathways to Change in Northern Tanzania
This project seeks solutions to extensive land degradation in Tanzania, which is in part caused by a lack of concern for shared land and consequent use of suboptimal land management practices.
Co-Production Across Disciplines and Borders: the Case of Gene Drive Mosquitoes in the UK and Mali
This project explores the meaning of knowledge co-production in relation to gene drive mosquito technology for malaria control, in order to provide an international and transdisciplinary knowledge co-production framework.
Drones/Robotics and Development Priorities in Africa: Transformative Infrastructure or Digital Colonisation?
This project explores how the increasing use of drones for service delivery in Africa can transform lives.
Engendering Equality: Working Holistically in a Ugandan Slum Neighbourhood to Challenge Gendered Inequalities, Sexual Ignorance and Abusive Sexual Behaviours
This project aims to promote gender equality, health and well-being in relation to sexual relationships and activity among young people in Walukuba, Uganda.
Extending the Seismic Cities Intervention from Santiago, Chile to Bandung, Indonesia: an Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Community and City Resilience to Seismic Risk
This project aims to raise awareness about the Lembang fault, which has been recently recognised as active and capable of having major earthquakes.
Gender and Household Energy: Female Participation in Designing Domestic Energy in India's Slum Rehabilitation Housing
Women's involvement in decision-making in domestic energy remains an under-researched area, especially in the urban context. This project asks how women are included in the design and delivery of slum rehabilitation housing schemes in India.
Social Transformative Research Informing Processes of Environmental Science Co-Production of Knowledge in the Case of the Granbio Advanced Bio-Refinery in Alagoas, Northeast Brazil
This project brings together lay and academic communities to co-produce knowledge which would serve to inform developments aimed at meeting energy demands in developing economies.