Meeting the SDGs: creating innovative infrastructures and policy solutions to support sustainable development in Global South communities (GS-DEV)

Lead Research Organisation: University of East Anglia
Department Name: Norwich Business School

Abstract

GS-DEV propose four interdisciplinary projects in the areas of health, nutrition, education and environment with great potential for innovation and impact. Evidence and lessons from these projects will be collected and analysed to develop general guidelines for improving the impact of future ODA-based research projects.

1) Development of child micronutrient supplements with regional partners (Brazil, Jordan, Malaysia & Thailand) and regulatory bodies/manufacturers using locally sourced materials and building their R&D capabilities to enable future development of similar products independently. Creative writing and film-making will allow i) communication/engagement with users (children, youth and parents), the general public and the local government on the importance of balanced nutritional diet for child growth & development, and ii) debate the complex causes of malnutrition.

2) Address food and nutrition insecurity in India, a problem confronting a vast majority of women and children, especially in rural, indigenous communities. This will be achieved by working with communities, especially women's groups, youth groups and students to generate and share knowledge on sustainable food systems, in particular production choices and technologies, diets and consumption practices, and their relationship to health and nutrition outcomes. Content, generated using a range of creative tools and strategies, will inform and be shared at scale through an interactive, audio community media platform; supplemented by a mobile app for smartphone users, to provide 24-h real-time response to community needs. Sustainability will be ensured through capacity-building of educational institutions, government functionaries and the wider public at multiple scales - local, regional, national and international.

3) Development of a more sustainable, relevant and 'bottom-up' approach to family literacy, embedded in people's everyday activities and indigenous learning practices that can influence family well-being and livelihoods. In collaboration with UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and UEA UNESCO Chair partner universities in Ethiopia, Nepal, Malawi & the Philippines, comparative ethnographic studies will be conducted on indigenous approaches to intergenerational learning and knowledge creation, alongside documentary analysis of existing family literacy programmes in these countries. The project includes research-policy interaction and dissemination activities to engage international, national and local stakeholders. Its major contribution will be to bring policy makers' and educators' attention to the disjunction between current mainstream approaches to adult/family literacy instruction and the ways in which adults and children learn in everyday life in order to enhance the contribution of education to sustainable development.

4) Build a network of academics, industry partners and policy-makers in Malaysia to identify and quantify the distribution of microplastics and assess its potential environmental risks. Globally, around half of total plastic production is used for single-use packaging; around 10-14 million tonnes of this ends up in the oceans every year. Plastic gradually breaks down to produce ever-smaller microplastics, which are eaten by and cause stress to a wide variety of organisms that are vital parts of food webs. Counting microplastics in water and sediments is challenging. Through ongoing collaborative work, a cheap and quick methodology has been developed to map microplastic levels and distribution across a range of habitats and ecosystems. Alongside supplying simple equipment, the network will develop a multilingual video manual to aid its use and ensure consistency of practice for data comparisons. A "public information" film will disseminate microplastics-associated problems and research findings to the general public and policy influencers through a range of media options.

Planned Impact

GS-DEV has been designed following the theory of change principles to accelerate & increase impact of previous and ongoing UEA GCRF projects that support the development of DAC nations involved (Brazil, Jordan, India, Nepal, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Malawi & Ethiopia) in the areas of Health & Nutrition, Education & Environmental sustainability through a combination of technical & knowledge interventions.
CHILD MALNUTRITION supports local & sustainable production of supplements through technology development & commercialisation activities to address important nutritional gaps, benefitting i) child population in targeted countries (including refugee camps) through improved nutrition leading to decreased death rates& increased wellbeing, ii) charities& health systems through implementing effective treatments & possibly saving government funds, alongside creating new businesses & jobs.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS will help to directly improve the well-being of Indian rural & urban communities by up-scaling a community interactive media platform. It will directly empower local communities - women, men, youth and children to express their views, knowledges & aspirations. This will create a greater recognition to diverse, local knowledge, especially of indigenous women, and awareness around health, food & nutrition security. It will co-produce knowledge and curricula with rural communities for adoption in schools, universities and the training of state development functionaries, making the content of learning more relevant to contextual differences. Through constituency round-tables, it will strengthen public pressure on political leaders and policy-makers to ensure policy uptake & resourcing of this innovation at district/regional level.
FAMILY LITERACY will contribute to increase adult literacy and consequently improve well-being of rural populations, especially women & indigenous communities. It will also benefit national governments by developing a more relevant & sustainable model of family learning based on existing indigenous learning practices outside the school system and can influence family well-being and livelihoods. The FAMILY LITERACY partner in the Philippines also contributes to environmental awareness through engaging farming communities in learning about organic & environmental practices. Participation of UEA UNESCO chair partner institutions in Adult Literacy and Lifelong Learning for Social Transformation will ensure impact extends to a wide range of DAC contexts.
MICROPLASTICS seeks to collect direct evidences of MiP contamination in marine waters to influence policy makers and decision-making bodies to act on environmental pollution. It will impact at different levels through policy changes supporting more effective waste management, safer water and air, protection and management of food and marine resources, and environmental quality for future generations. This will help improving environment, health & food security. It can have a wider regional & global impact as this pilot is extended to other countries (Indonesia, Vietnam).
More generally, our impact will be visible in building strong & equitable partnerships across a range of stakeholders. The team (as detailed in the business plan) has demonstrated impact at community, policy and academic levels. Several of the partners have prior experience of shaping and influencing policy, having worked in partnerships with both government and multilateral agencies, including UNDP (United Nations Development Program), UN Women (United Nations Entity for Women), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organisation), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) and WHO (World Health Organisation). We will also focus on strengthening capacities of the team and beyond, providing opportunities for the stakeholders with whom we are working, whether at the community level or at the level of industry, to contribute equally to impact design & uptake.

Publications

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Title #Microplastics: Scientific Methods for Measuring Pollution Levels 
Description The GRTA Microplastics subproject team and project investigator Dr Andrew Mayes are featured and collaborated in the making of a video made by UEA's Dr Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith. This informative animation explains the special analytical method that scientists have developed for measuring microplastics and testing levels of #waterpollution. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The film itself an interdisciplinary endeavour between filmmaker academics at UEA, as well as with the chemistry staff from UEA and its international partners. On 24th February 2022, it had 271 impressions and 53 views on the Malaysian Microplastic Network YouTube Channel. It has been shared on social media outlets and uploaded to the GRTA subproject page on the University of East Anglia website. It has also received attention to be featured as part of an environmental film festival later in this year. Moreover, it will act as a resource that can be used for the future of the Malaysian Microplastic Network to showcase the research and describe the research method developed. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqV0FC48_U
 
Title CHIRAG Recipe Book 
Description Developed in collaboration with GRTA partners- PRADAN and NNEDPRO Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, this book presents nutritionally balanced enjoyable and tasty Santhal (nine different) meals for the whole day. This Recipe Book is designed to provide you the details of the recipes of all nutritious menus, as well as education so that you can cook it at home sharing healthy, tasty food with a side of education to help those most dear to you. The meals are cooked in a manner that retains nutrients but is only nutritionally complete when eaten as a whole menu. To be nutritionally complete meals have been specifically designed to incorporate all necessary vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals from plant-based foods. Santhal templates are also rich in protein giving you building blocks to sustain your muscles and allowing growth in children. The template menus contain plenty of fiber which prevents bowel disease and has been linked to keeping your gut healthy with "friendly" bacteria. They are also affordable, accessible to many dietary patterns as well as being a step towards environmentally friendly food patterns by reducing meat and fish intake 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact This book will be shared with the relevant stakeholders, especially the local nutrition centres and frontline health workers. English version the book as well as the santhali translation are shared with the Santhal Academy repository at the Siddho Kanhu Murmu University, Jharkhand for the Santhal and other students to read and learn from it 
 
Title Child Malnutrition: Tackling Child Malnutrition In Developing Countries - Long and Short Version 
Description The project PIs and Co-Is describe the project goals and objectives, as well as outcomes achieved and future research plans. There are subtitles available in Arabic, Thai, Malaysian and English. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact There are no major impacts resulting from the film. The Thai team have published the short version of the film with Thai subtitles on their institution's website here https://pharmacy.cmu.ac.th/web_2022/research_innovations.html 
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/child-malnutritio...
 
Title Child Malnutrition: Vitamins and Health in Jordan - leaflet 
Description An aspiration of the GRTA Child Malnutrition sub-project was to create educational leaflets and written pieces for press, centred around UEA creative writer Jean McNeil visiting the Jordan to get a feel for each location and interviewing people in laboratories, industry, schools and villages. Without this grounded experience, the creative outputs were curtailed. The project created educational leaflets for three of the four countries: Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand. There is also an arabic version of the leaflet: https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482047/Jordan+Leaflet+%28Arabic%29+FINAL.pdf/63401acf-43a5-6483-37ba-4b0a691fb819?t=1632316324182 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The GRTA team wrote a blog post about the creation of the leaflets. No other known impacts. 
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482047/Jordan+Leaflet+%28English%29+FINAL.pdf/5975dd3d-07dd-5...
 
Title Child Malnutrition: Vitamins and Health in Malaysia - leaflet 
Description An aspiration of the GRTA Child Malnutrition sub-project was to create educational leaflets and written pieces for press, centred around UEA creative writer Jean McNeil visiting the Malaysia to get a feel for each location and interviewing people in laboratories, industry, schools and villages. Without this grounded experience, the creative outputs were curtailed. The project created educational leaflets for three of the four countries: Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand. There is also a malay version of the leaflet: https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482047/Malaysian+Leaflet+%28Bahasa%29+FINAL.pdf/cf7674c9-659b-1c8e-ff35-fd8444ea5fc3?t=1638448441201 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The GRTA team wrote a blog about the creation of the leaflets. The leaflets were shared in local schools. No other known outcomes. 
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482047/Malaysian+Leaflet+%28English%29+FINAL.pdf/52191160-5cf...
 
Title Child Malnutrition: Vitamins and Health in Thailand - leaflet 
Description An aspiration of the GRTA Child Malnutrition sub-project was to create educational leaflets and written pieces for press, centred around UEA creative writer Jean McNeil visiting the Thailand to get a feel for each location and interviewing people in laboratories, industry, schools and villages. Without this grounded experience, the creative outputs were curtailed. The project created educational leaflets for three of the four countries: Jordan, Malaysia and Thailand. There is also a thai version of the leaflet: https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482047/Thai+Leaflet+%28Thai%29+FINAL.pdf/cc50ed88-a9be-f956-cd08-3c4c415c4077?t=1638448442957 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The GRTA team wrote a blog about the creative process behind creating the leaflets. The Thai PI also widely distributed the leaflets in the Chiang Mai region. No other known outcomes. 
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482047/Thai+Leaflet+%28English%29+FINAL.pdf/4e0925c2-046d-614...
 
Title Dangrakata-arak sit ar Tuyu laga (Children's educational comic book) 
Description In collaboration with the GRTA research team and partners for the subproject Sustainable Food Systems, a comic book aimed at children in local languages was developed and created alongside Antara Raman, an illustrator who also works with PARI ( People's Archive of Rural India). Informed by the research on indigenous knowledge and sustainable food systems, the story was written by Boro Baski, a Santhal educator and community leader from West Bengal. This book was first made in English and then translated and printed in the local dialect- Santhali This book is about children collecting Hygrophila auriculata vegetable (green leafy vegetable loaded with iron) and chasing foxes to save their goat. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact These books were distributed among children in nearby schools to generate awareness in them on indigenous knowledge systems. A few copies of the comic books are shared with the Santhal academy repository as a part of the Siddho Kanhu Murmu University in Dumka, Jharkhand. 
 
Title Microplastics: Dorset Tea teabags video featuring UEA Andrew Mayes 
Description On 08.01.2021, UEA Andrew Mayes featured in a video made by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith for Dorset Tea. The video features Andrew Mayes devising an experiment to see what plastic is left from a teabag by placing it in a copper ammonium solution for 5 days. Andrew compared the old Dorset Tea teabags to the new biodegradable Dorset Tea teabags. Dorset Tea featured the video in their webpage and YouTube channel here: https://www.dorsettea.co.uk/brewing-blog/articles/2021/01/do-you-want-to-know-whats-really-in-your-teabags/ The GRTA project also posted the video on the UEA GRTA website. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 419 times on YouTube (on 1 March 2022) and has been shared on social media outlets. This film has also been officially selected by Goethe-Institut International Science Film Festival 2021 and screened internationally. It was screened physically to audiences in Bangladesh and Myanmar between the 1st October to 20th December 2021. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our film was also screened virtually as part of the wider festival and lives on the Science Film Festival website too reaching a wider online international audience (https://www.goethe.de/prj/sff/en/faw/det.cfm?filmId=1008). The festival in 2021 reached over 400,000 viewers in 22 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. There were more than 60,000 online views of the festival's film of which ours was a part. This film has also been dubbed into four languages (Vietnamese, Burmese, Bengali, Hindi) and made available on the Malaysian Microplastic Netowrk YouTube channel, as well as being used by the Science Film Festival for further screening activity. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuybyCa0F0gi8IEbI3X9v0f_2-8NIel-k
 
Title Microplastics: Microplastics in the Food Chain - mini animation 
Description On 23.09.2020, the Malaysian Microplastics Network posted a new small animation. The animation shows how microplastics enter the food-chain. Video created by UEA Alexandra Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 48 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=vY75ZFbMEHg&app=desktop&ab_channel=MalaysianMicropl...
 
Title Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) 
Description On 25.06.2020, Dr. Mayes and Dr. Hee present a fast and 'cheap' method to measure microplastics that is used in our GRTA project. These analytical kits are available at UMT and Swinburne Sarawak under the Malaysian Microplastics Network. (Malay version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3txX2f36LBc&t=2s) On 26.01.21, a PhD Research Scholar from India contacted Andrew Mayes for gathering more information about the analysis kit after watching the video tutorial. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact PI Andrew Mayes and RA Yet Yin Hee reported receiving numerous emails from academics, researchers and so forth interested about the methodology and at times wanting to purchase the analysis kit for microplastics detection. The English version of the video tutorial has been viewed more than 1,100 times on YouTube. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MyIqKSewio&t=18s&ab_channel=MalaysianMicroplasticsNetwork
 
Title Rokoch ar Uldah Owar (Children's educational comicbook) 
Description In collaboration with the GRTA research team and partners for the subproject Sustainable Food Systems, a comic book aimed at children in local languages was developed and created alongside Antara Raman, an illustrator who also works with PARI ( People's Archive of Rural India). Informed by the research on indigenous knowledge and sustainable food systems, the story was written by Boro Baski, a Santhal educator and community leader from West Bengal. This book was first made in English and then translated and printed in the local dialect- Santhali. This book is on the practice of children in the Santhal community collecting snails and water lilies for consumption 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact These books were distributed among children in nearby schools to generate awareness in them on indigenous knowledge systems. A few copies of the comic books are shared with the Santhal academy repository as a part of the Siddho Kanhu Murmu University in Dumka, Jharkhand. 
 
Title Sin Arak Sit (Children's Educational Comic Book) 
Description In collaboration with the GRTA research team and partners for the subproject Sustainable Food Systems, a comic book aimed at children in local languages was developed and created alongside Antara, an illustrator who also works with PARI ( People's Archive of Rural India). Informed by the research on indigenous knowledge and sustainable food systems, the story was written by Boro Baskey, a Santhal educator and community leader from West Bengal. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2022 
Impact The book is to be completed in 2022 and distributed amongst communities and schools regionally as an educational and engaging creative resource. Further impact and output pending. 
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/ffm10fau_uea_ac_uk/Ef-lkPIKvhRBnS64kK1RgqABkYfN-...
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems - 'Patra Hako - Santhali Dish' - video 
Description On 26.10.2020, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. This is an another video on unique Santhali style of cooking fish in our series on sustainable food system represents the rich food diversity present in local community settings which much be preserved and promoted as part of food literacy. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 119 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBnfW-R6aVg&t=102s&ab_channel=LahantiClub26%2F10
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Aat Aser || Food from Forest' video 
Description On 20.08.2020, Pradan through the Lahanti Club volunteers group posted a video on their YouTube channel created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage taken during their trip to India. Wild yams (Discorea Villosa) make a significant contribution in the diets of the tribal people in India. The tubers were found with high amount protein, a good portion of essential amino acids and appeared as a fairly good source of many dietary minerals. However, their wider utilization regarding the chemical and nutritional content of wild tuber is meagre. The reasons for the limited use of wild yam (Discorea villosa) include unpalatable bitter taste and high post-harvest hardening of the tubers. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 217 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPe-IJmiYVk&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Bade Billi - Fruit of Banyan Tree' video 
Description On 3.07.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Bade Billi'. The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 605 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pdyohwE3NY
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'CHIRAG - Rural Markets and the Coronavirus Crisis' - short-film 
Description On 02.02.21, the KISS team uploaded a new video on their YouTube channel. As part of the CHIRAG project, training and film-making equipment were provided to some of the identified local indigenous youth from the tribal district of Koraput, Odisha. Subsequently, the trained youth have produced a participatory micro-film on the ""Rural Markets and the Coronavirus Crisis"" in Koraput. The micro-film captures the impact of pandemic on local weekly markets (haats) that are considered as the nerve centre of community life including the economy and the social and cultural lives. The film was edited by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith. The video was also uploaded on the UEA GRTA website. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 89 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdf217rAhKg&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=KISSFoundation
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'DUL PEETHA | Sacred Recipe Of Santhals' - video 
Description On 11.09.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Dul Peetha is a Sacred Santhali Dish made of the Milk and All Purpose Flour. Usually Santhali people make this during the festival of Sohrai and Fagua and use this during their rituals. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 144 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=JCjwHXO-VkI&t=1s&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Dhurup Ara | Sustainable Food System' video 
Description On 21.01.2021, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. This is a leafy vegetable which is available from July to October. It is an uncultivated food item which grows on its own in the Kitchen Garden. Local people also eat this as medicine, as the vegetable is supposed to help to treat fever and stomach related problems. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 72 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfcaiAjCBF8&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Ek Palle Ka Taraju || science in indigenous practice' video 
Description On 26.07.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. The video shows a fisherman, who uses an alternative weighting scale method called 'Steelyard'. The video shows a fishing technique using a wide net that is thrown on the river. The fisherman then weights the fish with the Steelyard scale. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 576 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J6xVYGf3O8&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Eucalyptus' - video 
Description On 10.08.2020, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), posted a video on their facebook page created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage taken during their trip to India. As part of the project, a micro-film titled "Eucalyptus" has been shot in Koraput district. It captures the unsustainable but short-term commercially profitable trend of shifting from farming to eucalyptus plantation and the subsequent change in gender dynamics along with change in work and livelihood patterns. Uplands that used to be the domain of women - for cultivation of millets, pulses and paddy is now replaced with eucalyptus plantation. The micro-film looks at the role of an institutional model in the form of a creche that provides space to women to adapt with the changing work pattern. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video was featured in the 'UN75atKISS 'SDGs in the time of Covid-19 Pandemic - Gender and Nutrition Security' webinar on 21/10/2020. Part of the subtitles were recently amended, the video was uploaded again on YouTube and has now had 56 views since 24/02/2021. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir5EuO7oT1U&ab_channel=KISSFoundation
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Fish Catching technique' video 
Description On 31.08.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Children of the Santhali community have mastered a fishing technique that is quite useful during the Monsoon season: they block the flowing water from the paddy field, empty some of the water of that restricted surface area of the size of a small puddle and catch the fish with their hands. Then, the child shows how rubbing the fish on sand removes the scales. The fish is then washed in clean water and it's ready to be cooked. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 257 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mJC04wPm0s&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Goddo Phasi | Indigenous Rat Trap' video 
Description On 15.08.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. Rats (Bandicota Indica) are the major pest of the farm. They spoil food grains both in the field and storage, especially in the time of broadcasting paddy in nursery bed, rats destroy the seeds in field. Santhali people have been using the indigenous rat trap for a long time for controlling this particular pest. These tribal rat traps work using a very simple physics principle of elasticity and liver mechanism. They are made with ready available material.Usually they are composed of a bamboo-weaved cone, some metal sticks of an umbrella and few pieces of wire. The trap is developed according to the food behavior of the rat, so that the rat is attracted to the food in the trap and gets trapped inside. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 239 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVvOABH5mTg&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Haat Baha - Food, medicine and more!' video 
Description On 31.05.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Haat Baha' (Holarrhena pubescens). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 457 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyv0cHWnang&t=2s
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Hako Chutney' - video 
Description On 02.10.2020, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. Santhal people cook these fishes by wrapping it in any local available leaves like Bottle Gourd leaf, Ridge Gourd leaf and Saal Leaf, which add more nutritional values in fish recipes. Here's one of it known as Hako Chutney. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 135 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIUOmw9C46E&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Heshak Ara'- Foraging Food item - video 
Description On 11.04.2020, the Lahanti Club, a youth club composed of volunteers, created a new video for Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. 'Heshak Ara' or 'Peeple Saag' is a healthy and free food source. In the times of lock-down such practices are crucial. This is one of the many uncultivated food items that is part of local knowledge system and practice. Videos were created with equipment funded by GCRF GRTA project and training given by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 557 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueza_qXvwxQ
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Hurhurwa Ara | Sustainable Food System' video 
Description On 09.09.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Hurhurwa Ara is a leafy vegetable, which is consumed by the Santhali tribe during rainy season. It is not a cultivated food item, as it grows on its own in other fields or it's found in gardens. During lockdown when people could not go to the markets, they have been able to find this plant in their gardens/yards. According to tribal knowledge, bitter tasting plants, such as Hurhurwa Ara, are useful to increase immune system. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 129 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVJpUn8045I&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'KADDU ARA (Bottle gourd leaf)' - video 
Description On 7.10.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Bottle Gourd is a common vegetable consumed in India. It is consumed as vegetable and/or juice. It is one of the cultivated food items in Santhal villages. Apart from the eating the fruit they eat it's leaves also. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 95 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU32FCU61jU&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Kanthe Ara, Huter Baha and Kath Oo || Food from forest' - video 
Description On 07.10.2020, the Lahanti Club posted a short-film on YouTube for the Sustainable Food Systems project. The video was created with footage taken by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra smith during their visit to India. The video portrays villagers from Behra, Chakai, Bihar showing the inter-generational knowledge flowing around uncultivated forest food items called Huter Baha, Kanthe Ara and Kaath Oo, which make a significant contribution in the diets of the tribal people in India. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 575 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. October- December 2021 update: Film 'Food from the Forest: Kanthe Ara, Huter Baham, Kaath Oo' selected for Science Film Festival screenings in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLj0sT9940&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Katkom Chutney (Crab) (Brachyura) | Sustainable Food System' - video 
Description On 07.01.2021, the Lahanti Club youth volunteers posted a video on their YouTube Channel for the Sustainable Food systems GRTA sub-project. Crabs are an important part of Santhali food system, especially during the rainy season. They are some of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. Crab meat contains almost as much protein per 100 grams as normal meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 80 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F11I-CMs80o&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Khadang Jono | Handmade Broom' - video 
Description On 13.09.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Santhali people are very artistic in nature and know how to use the Bio diversified nature for their daily survival. Khadang Jono is a hand made broom, which is made of a type of grass called 'Khadang'. This specific grass is available during the period of July to December. Santhali people knit Khadang Jono for their own domestic use and as well as for market also. Knitting broom is one of the livelihood activity of them. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 160 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-4k4PMC8Kvc
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'LUPUNG ARA (Boerhaavia diffusa)' - video 
Description On 5.10.20, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Lupung Ara is a species of flowering plant commonly known as Punarnava, Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed, or Tarvine. It is taken in herbal medicine for pain relief and other uses. The video shows how the Santhal community prepare this ingredient. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 62 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxKCW-DQH54&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Lowa Billi - Forage food' video 
Description On 10.05.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows members of the Santhal Community foraging for 'Lowa Billi' (Ficus racemosa). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and the way it can be cooked. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 377 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuuOO08mqUk&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Mahula Flowers' - video 
Description On 11.08.2020, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) published a video created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage recorded during their trip to India. Shot in Boipariguda block in Koraput district, the film on Mahula flowers shows its prominence and various uses - medicinal purposes, making jams and syrups, use during fairs and festivals, livestock feed, oil, amongst others. The role women play in the process of collection of flowers, drying and storing it, selling and marketing is captured. The micro-film also showcases how the traditional knowledge and practices of people ensures that the rich biodiversity of the area is maintained along with sustainable way of living. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 255 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZAIHMpDwXI&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=KISSFoundation
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Moringa Oleifera leaves | Munga Pakori | Sustainable Food System' video 
Description On 23.08.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Munga are the most widely studied and they have shown to be beneficial in several chronic conditions, including hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic liver disease, cancer and overall inflammation. The video shows how the leaves are collected and prepared. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 141 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWu3goXjFZY
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Munga Ara - Sustainable Food System' video 
Description On 27.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Munga Ara' (Moringa Oliefera). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 356 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GED5F3muAY&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Ohoy Ara | Sustainable Food System' - video 
Description On 15.02.2021, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. Ohoy Ara is a leafy vegetable which is available during the month from July to October. The taste of Ohoy Ara is similar to 'Gandhari Ara'. It is also used in plants as organic pesticide. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 68 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1iiL31kJU&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Ortua Oo || Food During Covid-19 II Food From Forest' - video 
Description On 26.10.2020, Pradan through the Lahanti Club volunteers group posted a video on their YouTube channel created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage taken by PRADAN researchers, field volunteers and Lahanti Club volunteers. The video shows how the Santhali community has had to rely on foraged food from the forest, in absence of local markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video shows where and how the villagers forage mushrooms in the forest and how they cook them. Their traditions are passed onto new generations to preserve the tribal rich food culture. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 292 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSkTtlCc-NE&t=1s&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Rokoy - Local delicacy for sustainable food systems' video 
Description On 21.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Ghongha' (Littorina littorea). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 277 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3azVyNh2FY
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Sing Ara! - A green treasure for your health' video 
Description On 8.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Sing ara' (Bauhinia variegata). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 248 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulyie3AVQI0&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'TITUA ARA | Sustainable Food System' - video 
Description On 4.02.2021, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. 'Titua Ara' is a leafy vegetable which is available from July to October. The taste of it is similar to the Palak (a variety of spinach). It is an uncultivated food item which grows on its own in the garden. The video shows some ways to prepare this. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 45 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmKzGBD161Y&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: 'Tiril Bili - Local fruits' video 
Description On 14.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Tiril Bili' (Dyospyros melanoxylon Roxb). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 476 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnBbuasnfsU&t=1s
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: Kadha || Immunity Booster || Helpful recipe during Covid-19 Pandemic || PRADAN CHIRAG Film 
Description On 23.04.2021, the Lahanti Club posted a new video for the new series Covid19 responses. "This is our first video in our series on 'Lahanti Club's Covid-19 response'. Kadha is an traditional India recipe which is very useful for boosting your immunity power. It keeps you away from cold and cough." 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video is a clear response from the Lahanti to the surge of Covid-19 cases in India. The video has been viewed 117 times on YouTube. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMzsvRPGa-o
 
Title Sustainable Food Systems: Theatre Performance on Health and Nutrition 
Description On the 23rd March 2021, we held a theatre performance on health and nutrition for the local communities in Chakai and Bihar (India). This was an awareness building event in the local hatia, and led by project partner Pradan. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Audience reported change in views, opinions and behaviours. 
 
Title Sustainable Food systems: 'Hau Chatni (Cheeti Ki Chatni) | Sustainable food system' - video 
Description On 13.01.2021, the Lahanti Club youth volunteers posted a video on their YouTube Channel for the Sustainable Food systems GRTA sub-project. Red ants and their eggs have long been a part of Santhali diets. They consume it as chutney. These ants are small insects of the family Formicidae, the benefits of eating them are that they are low in calories, low in fat and high in protein. These ants make their nest with the help of green leaves of trees. Collecting these ants from their nest is quite challenging, but Santhali people know how to do it very easily. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The video has been viewed 90 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBs-icB0qJo&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title Sustainable Food systems: 'Sacred fruit - Soso' video 
Description On 30.05.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows members of the Santhal Community foraging for 'Soso'. The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The video has been viewed 431 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vFuhhnwDGc&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Title sustainable Food System: Banwar Peetha || Santhali recipe || PRADAN CHIRAG Film 
Description On 8.04.2021, the Lahanti Club published a video for the sustainable food system series. The video shows children hunting 'banwar', a species of rat that nests on trees. The video shows how to cook them, with children narrating that these rats are full of protein. The children also make a peetha, a type of bread they use to eat the banwar with. The CHIRAG project is working with communities in India, especially women's and youth groups, to generate knowledge on food choices and technologies, diet and consumption practices, and their relationship to health and nutrition outcomes. The video was also submitted to the Youth Alliance for World Hunger call for food films, which will feed into the World Food Summit 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact no notable impacts. The video was viewed 281 times on YouTube. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8cHbpyick
 
Description Sub-project 1: Child Malnutrition. As a result of this project, the team in five different countries (including UK) developed five different prototype supplement products tailored for children in each country for their existing malnutrition issues. Four out of the five products are ready for scale up production. Three out of five products already have potential industrial partners engaged. One film and one educational online teaching video were generated. Four educational leaflets on raising awareness and prevention of malnutrition in children were produced in local languages and communicated with local populations. One patent was filed which forms the foundation for the spin-out company currently being formed by the lead UK university.

Sub-project 2: Sustainable Food Systems. India presents a paradox - a middle income country yet ranking low in the global hunger index at 101 out of 116 countries, and a worsening or stagnation of under-5 stunting, wasting and anaemia amongst women of reproductive age. The situation is worse amongst the Scheduled Tribes especially of central and Eastern India, who despite living in biodiverse geographies, face a lack of livelihoods. Information asymmetry and the digital divide is stark, with women confronting disadvantages in terms of access to resources, including, land, capital, technology and information, even more acutely.
In such a context our subproject sought to better understand what a Sustainable Food System would look like and develop a framework for action. We needed to better understand the drivers of poor food and nutrition security amongst Indigenous people, whether biophysical and environmental, related to technology and infrastructure, markets, socio-cultural, demographic or political. It was also important to understand the links from production that contributes to food availability, to consumption, including aspects of affordability, access, but equally the agency of individuals and communities to make choices and the sustainability of these choices both in terms of nutrition and health outcomes, and wider impacts. We sought to comprehensively address the 6 dimensions of food security (availability, access, utilisation, stability, sustainability and agency) within a rights framework.
In terms of our contribution, we have developed a model for sustainable change on the ground, which can be adapted to a range of sectors and themes. It involves building action from the bottom upwards with continuous dialogue between research and action.
There are five key pillars of this model. First, is a mapping of the diverse sources of food - whether cultivated, collected or foraged, purchased from local territorial markets or received as part of food entitlements from the state's public distribution. System. Each of these sources offer some contribution to dietary diversity yet carry both constraints and opportunities. Rather than a standard prescription, we needed to create space for diverse starting points depending on the resource context and social positioning of individuals and households within communities. The second pillar was the documentation of traditional knowledge in terms of land, water, forests, soils, livestock etc - in terms of cultivation and collection practices, value addition and processing, to cooking and feeding. This pillar has also helped improve intergenerational communication and solidarity, between youth and their parents and grandparents, helping overcome stigma around traditional practices and consequent alienation across generations. The third pillar was to establish dialogue between different forms of knowledge. The documented local foods and recipes were assessed by nutritionists for their nutritive content and values. Macro and micro-nutrients within different local recipes were identified, and meal templates prepared and shared with the local communities. Based on feedback from them, these are being further refined, keeping in mind constraints of availability or access due to the seasonality of production and employment cycles, for instance. Fourth, Adivasis or Indigenous people in India, living in remote areas, experience the digital divide intensely, more so women, and this exacerbates information asymmetry. We need to bridge this divide, giving voice to these communities and women amongst them to express their needs and concerns. The final fifth pillar of our model focused on youth champions, investing in youth skills and capacities as agents of food systems transformation.
We used a range of participatory methods and technologies to achieve these results. These included the IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System), which enabled dialogue between researchers, experts and communities through a simple mobile device. We also used participatory filmmaking, training youth in filming, interviewing and documentation skills. Apart from documentation, they have also developed skills for critical questioning and analysis. Apart from these two technologies, a whole host of participatory methods, whether theatre, group meetings, wall paintings, food festivals, have also been used to generate awareness and share local knowledge.
This model, based on youth as agents of food system transformation, and close dialogue between research and action, we feel is adaptable across sectors such as agriculture, education, health, and dealing with crisis. While we used the example of food systems and nutrition, we have enough evidence of its use and application to these other sectors on demand by the communities (as during the migrant crisis in 2020), or their own applications (as in the case of recording lessons for local children during the time of school closure).

Sub-project 3: Family Literacy. Through the GRTA award, this subproject has collected new research evidence about how adults and children share skills and knowledge, including literacy learning, in families and communities. By changing the lens from focusing on literacy in schools and formal educational institutions to everyday life, the research demonstrated how intergenerational and indigenous learning is integral to enhancing livelihoods and contributed an original comparative perspective through the research in Malawi, Nepal, the Philippines and Ethiopia. Through working in collaboration with national, regional and international literacy policy makers and practitioners, the project developed the findings into training materials and courses, policy briefs and literacy curricula that are now being piloted and taken forward within the four countries and internationally by UNESCO.

Sub-project 4: Microplastics. This subproject focused on developing capability and capacity within Malaysia, to assess the threats to people and the environment from microplastic pollution. It provided affordable and easy to use analytical infrastructure and training/resources to support its wider use and development. The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP https://mmp.umt.edu.my/) was founded, linking groups and organisations involved in microplastic research across both East and West Malaysia, providing a forum to share expertise and resources. This has nucleated collaborations and wide-ranging studies of microplastics in various important environments, from drinking water to rivers and beaches. Results of such studies are being made available to policymakers to inform future activities e.g., in waste management and marine spatial planning. Additional funding has been leveraged to support further expansion into Thailand and the Philippines, expanding the capability to a wider Southeast Asian region. Much effort has also been directed to education and public awareness, through outreach and engagement activities. Filmmaking has been used effectively to convey multiple messages to different audiences, from technical training to public awareness of general and specific issues around plastic pollution.
Exploitation Route Sub-project 1: Child Malnutrition. Future impact will see local communities' nutrition as well as local pharma production processes improve (e.g. targeting and tailoring to regional dietary needs and populations). The supplement processes and products are being taken forward in their own right, i.e. a filed patent forms the foundation for the spin-out company currently being formed. Results of this project will support further research and will help improve population health.

Sub-project 2: Sustainable Food Systems. The Chirag App developed in this project will continue - community and grassroot organisations have taken ownership and look for governmental support. Moreover, the upskilling of local youth in technical filmmaking abilities is being used by the community to continue archiving and sharing indigenous knowledge of sustainable food systems and beyond, impacting local education and integrating inclusive pedagogies. The IVRS is being implemented in wider campaigns at KISS and PRADAN, using the expertise gained within the Sustainable Food Systems project team.

Sub-project 3: Family Literacy. Alongside the impacts on communities across the ODA partner countries, the UNESCO Chair at UEA provides an ideal platform for the continuation of this research project with the ODA partners. There are pending publications such as synthesis reports and policy guidance documents, which offer the potential of influencing policy/practice.

Sub-project 4: Microplastics. The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) is taken forward the project, and synergising with locally established groups and initatives to maximise this research's regional impact. MyMiP is likely to operate as a working group under the hood of the Malaysian Society for Marine Sciences network. Moreover, its research will continue in different forms, such as working alongside government and industry to address the issue of microplastic pollution. For example, there are plans to co-lead work for the Malaysian Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) alongside the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association. The project learnings will also be taken forward in the STAND project (see collaborations section) and contribute to the ASEAN-PLASTIC: A South-East Asian Network for Plastics Monitoring. The actual research method developed for analysising microplastics and its relatively low-cost rig will also be continued to be implementing by scientists and researchers in the region, assisted with tutorial videos and instructional guides to continue this important work. This was key to our aim for developing capability and capacity building in the region.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project
 
Description UPDATE 3 - MARCH 2022 Sub-project 1: Child Malnutrition Under the contractual arrangements with Sana Pharma, a Jordanian pharmaceutical business, the project partners in Jordan have been developing chewable tablets for children to combat vitamin D and iron deficiencies that are specific to Jordan populations through forming an industrial partnership. Sana Pharma has piloted the production of these micronutrient supplements in their factory and the pilot products have passed quality control tests. They are working towards regulatory approval. The project partner in Malaysia developed a prototype formulation for orodispersible films (ODFs), which can be easily consumed by children, focusing on vitamin A, D and iron, specific to their target population groups. In March 2021 they received ethical clearance for children to taste test the formulation which has been developed. They visited the scale-up production partner in Kuala Lumpur. They have also partnered with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board to obtain a sustainable source of palm oil to produce supplements once the process has been refined. A PhD student from the project partner in Malaysia arrived in the UK in January 2021 and spent 12 months working in Prof Sheng Qi's laboratory for knowledge exchange on electrospinning and 3D printing of supplements. During this time, the PhD student's results also supported the patent submission on the electrospinning formulations of emulsion-based dosage forms (a patent was filed by PBL-UEA in October 2021). In addition, UEA's Director of Creative Writing and writer Professor Jean McNeil developed an information leaflet, 'Vitamins and Health in Malaysia', in collaboration with a Malaysian graphic designer, translator and the Malaysian project Co-Investigator, which has been disseminated to local populations and made available in English and Malay versions. Using the patent as the proprietary technology, Prof Qi and an early career researcher (ERC) in her lab successfully bid for the ICURe programme funded by Innovate UK (£35,000.00 GBP) to perform market discovery of the technology. They were selected at the end of a 4-month training programme to move on to extended spin-out training to explore the options of setting up a spin-out company based on the technology and know-how developed under the GRTA project. The project partner in Thailand developed a prototype formulation for gummy-style chewable supplements and carried out taste tests in local schools to determine favourite flavours and textures. The team are investigating local suppliers of sustainable product ingredients and identifying a Thai company who can produce the supplements at scale. The team worked closely with regional schools on educating children and parents on malnutrition and carried out surveys in schools to understand diet and nutrition needs in their target communities. The team produced an educational video series on how to manufacture the gummy supplements that will be used as a part of their university free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for the general public. The videos are produced in Thai with English subtitles. Prof Jean McNeil also worked with the Thai team, in collaboration with a Thai graphic designer, and developed an information leaflet for this partner to disseminate locally and online. The project partner in Brazil developed and produced prototype supplements ready to scale up. They have also made engagement with potential industrial partners to take over production and product launch, but the impact of the pandemic and the political situation has hindered regulatory approval processes. UEA's academic filmmaker Dr Christine Cornea alongside Prof Jean McNeil created information films about the sub-projects without visiting the countries in person, due to the pandemic's travel restrictions. They filmed interviews with each of the research teams online in the first half of 2021. They employed local videographers based in the partner countries to collect high quality footage of the laboratory work, industrial facilities, and target community areas. In some partner countries e.g. Jordan and Thailand, they used the partner universities' filmmakers. In Malaysia and Brazil, they contracted a local business to collect the footage. The UEA filmmaking team produced films using this co-created content, and Prof Jean McNeil developed the scripts. The partner workshop at UEA was moved to an online international event on 23 March 2021. We received presentations from each of the partners to enable knowledge exchange, and invited speakers from industry, business and medical sectors. With respect to gender, two out of the five Co-Investigators are female, as is the Project Investigator for this sub-project, 'Child Malnutrition'. There is also a balance of genders in the Research Associates working for the partners. The filmmaking and creative writing team is female. The PhD student visiting the UK in 2021 is also female. Data collected in school surveys is disaggregated by gender and age. The partners are aware that in some target community groups, females are more at risk of nutrient deficiencies due to clothing worn for religious reasons meaning they absorb less vitamin D from the sun, so this research has the potential to improve this inequitable gendered situation. This subproject research supports progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 17. Sub-project 2: Sustainable Food Systems The Sustainable Food Systems project aims to address food and nutrition security alongside gender equality in the poorest regions of India and seeks to increase dialogue around diet and health and knowledge exchange. The sub-project has been extremely active even in the context of the pandemic. A key part of the project is the Interactive Voice Response Service (IVRS). The IVRS works like this: a community member uses a simple mobile phone or smart phone to call a phone number. The call is automatically disconnected, then the system calls back the user and offers a menu of resources to listen to. In addition, the system gives the user the opportunity to record their own audio clips about diet, health, Indigenous foods, production techniques and recipes as well as any other issue/problem they confront. A group of local people have been trained as moderators and mentors in each of the two project sites, to help their community use the system and to moderate the user-generated content. The IVRS features content on foods which are local to the area and collects and shares knowledge from elders about Indigenous foods, health workers about nutrition and diet, and experts about sustainable food systems. The IVRS provides information in a variety of content formats, including narration, interviews, drama, quizzes, Q&As, folk songs and discussion forums. Main impacts: 1. Enhanced knowledge and information sharing. Local communities have been sharing their queries regarding Covid-19 and the issues they face (like scarcity of food, unemployment etc.) through the Interactive Voice Response System//IVRS developed by the Sustainable Food Systems subproject team. The listeners started to help each other through answering the queries in the IVRS platform. The community can listen to the Doctor's advice in their own language, which informs their decision-making process with crucial knowledge, i.e. helps them to make informed decisions and take appropriate action. 2. Improved understanding of dietary diversity. The new content created on IVRS during the pandemic focused on the relationality between food and health. For example, on the importance of uncultivated contextual foods such as wild edible mushrooms and other green leafy vegetables. With this knowledge, the diversity of the community's daily food platter was enhanced. The project empowered the voice of local communities, one of the most vulnerable sections of society, and facilitated representation to support and enable their participation in knowledge sharing and exchange. 3. Acknowledgement of intergenerational and indigenous food systems. Through various engagement activities both in-person and via digital communication practices, local communities increased their understanding of the importance of their local uncultivated (forest) foods for improving nutrition, more specifically boosting up their immunity to help them fight Covid-19. This saw an increased awareness of various misconceptions & myths regarding Covid-19 in their culture. This will support in setting up an equitable knowledge exchange process across boundaries. The local youth (mentors, volunteers and reporters) were provided stipends during the course of the pandemic for the various activities they were involved in. 4. The societal impact of the project is starting to be understood, particularly in the Bihar project site at Chakai, which started their IVRS in April 2020 through partner PRADAN. The IVRS was initially launched in the Hindi language and later a separate channel for the Santhali language was also created. The two IVRS platforms (Hindi and Santhali) in Chakai together received 90,672 calls (Hindi 53528, Santhali 37,144) from 9,885 (Hindi 5922, Santhali 3963) unique callers with an average call duration of 11.5 mins for Hindi and 4.18 mins for Santhali platforms respectively (up to February 2022). The data shows that 50% of the users are women, and 45% male (remainder did not disclose), and the team are pleased to see that many men engaging with a subject, which is typically thought to be a female topic in India - food, recipes, cooking. Some men have called in sharing recipes, which is revolutionary in rural tribal areas of India! The data also shows that 41% of users are 19-25 years old, so confirms that young people are engaging and learning about some of the Indigenous knowledge from the older members of the community, encouraging intergenerational learning. The data shows that 61% of the users are from tribal communities, which reinforces the need to have content in the local Santhali language, and the team have subsequently created a specific Santhali channel on the service. During the Covid-19 lockdowns, local communities have used the IVRS in other ways too - for example, to secure relief for stranded migrant workers and to help school children with their lessons at a time when schools were closed as previously mentioned. Project partner Gram Vaani developed the IVRS. They are a social enterprise using technology and people to build participatory media networks that empower communities. The IVRS was extended to the second project site in Odisha with project partner Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) university at the end of 2020, after Covid-19 restrictions imposed during the first wave were lifted. They have also developed a smartphone app called CHIRAG Vaani, which was launched in January 2022, aimed at younger people, with the aim to share information with frontline workers and showcase the project to influential stakeholders who would not use the IVRS. The Odisha platform received 22,872 calls from 2807 unique callers with an average call duration of 1.66 mins. 5. Participatory and advocacy films. PRADAN and KISS have each trained a cadre of local volunteers in filmmaking with help from UEA's academic filmmakers Dr Christine Cornea and early career researcher Alex Smith. The youth volunteers in Bihar who call themselves the Lahanti Club have created 60 participatory films on their YouTube channel since their training a year ago. Project researcher Gautam Bisht (PRADAN) says that the Lahanti Club, a mix of male and female young people, have become a "driver and leader in this vehicle for their own progress". The project has hosted three film screenings in and for local villages, showcasing the films made by the Lahanti Club about traditional food practices to widen understanding and encourage intergenerational dialogue. One community member at the screenings said: "We don't pay attention to our food, but these films make us think." The UEA filmmaking team co-created four films with the communities following their visit to India in March 2020. These films are produced to a high standard for use in policy and advocacy settings, for example, a webinar hosted by KISS in October 2020 to celebrate 75 years of the UN, which was attended by policymakers, academics, and practitioners. In addition, the community members who received training and equipment from the UEA filmmaking team continued to collect footage and interviews in their local areas during the summer of 2020 and sent their material to Dr Christine Cornea. With her research assistant Alex Smith, Christine produced two further participant films, both related to the impact of the pandemic on food security. The local youth filmmakers are continuing to document a wide variety of practices relating to agriculture, food, health, and sharing it with their peers and communities. These films are now also available on the Chirag app. 6. The project teams have also made considerable progress on curriculum development, which enables communities to reclaim traditional knowledge about diet and health. The project partners have created new learning resources for tribal youth, university students and professional practitioners, and are working with education providers and state departments to enable institutional uptake. The PRADAN team used the IVRS and trained local volunteers to create short home-school audio lessons for children during the lockdown in 2020, on a variety of subjects (food stories, cultural history, geography, folk literature) in their tribal Santhali language, using song, comedy, and stories. This enabled children to continue learning during the pandemic. Additionally, PRADAN are developing specific curriculum components aimed at primary age children coming to after-school learning centres and young adults, including comic books, to be transacted by the Lahanti club members, moderators, and mentors. The curriculum is designed as an experiential learning process. Each module consists of a series of workshops that enable participants to critically examine and reflect on their experiences, choices, local and cultural contexts through guided discussions and dialogue. A rich range of resources are used to make the sessions interactive and engaging, including videos, pictures, exposure visits, and mapping exercises. In Odisha, KISS is adapting some of their graduate-level modules to include new learning and research on sustainable food systems, based on Indigenous knowledges. KISS is very well placed to deliver graduate level learning resources. They have incorporated learning from the Sustainable Food Systems project into their curriculum on a range of postgraduate courses, from tribal sciences to zoology and botany. The importance of a balanced diet, deficiency disorders, and dietary requirements has been elaborated and the courses highlight how locally available food items can contribute to a sustainable future. An essential element of the project, following the documentation of recipes, local foods, and food practices, has been to work with nutritionists to assess the nutritional content of these foods and suggest ways to augment them to improve the health and nutrition of tribal communities in India. This analysis is especially useful as a model on how to create nutritional awareness and opportunities for improvement based on local resources and ingredients, as well as being sensitive to local cultures. We are in the process of compiling a recipe book based on local foods/recipes and which suggests menu templates on how these could be combined to make for a nutritious and healthy meal. The analysis also makes clear what is lacking in local diets, and the areas therefore that need external intervention, including supplementation. 7. Providing free online learning for practitioners across India. The Sustainable Food Systems project partners collaborated with experts from a range of institutions in India to create a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called 'Creative Communication, Extension and Community Resource Management for Sustainable Development.' The course launched in September 2021 and is hosted by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). So far, over 550 learners have enrolled. The target audience is postgraduate researchers, academics and frontline extension workers from NGOs and government. The course is currently being translated into Hindi to reach a wider audience. 8. Evidence-based advocacy aspect of the project. This work has been impacted by the pandemic, but at the same time there is now a unique opportunity to engage with policymakers as interest around agriculture, food security and migration is high in India. The team gathered for an online impact and engagement workshop with our impact advisor, Asher Minns from UEA in February 2021 to review the engagement strategy and to refocus efforts around advocacy in the context of COVID-19. A series of meetings and dissemination events have been planned during the month of March 2022. On 3rd March 2022, we met with the UNESCO Chair on Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and the Vice-Chancellor of the Sidho Kanhu University, Dumka, to discuss possibilities for the University to hold the Santali materials developed under the aegis of the project as a repository for students, researchers, and others. We are planning a visit to the University later this month. On 4th March, we made a presentation to the Vice Chairman of the Niti Aayog (formerly the Planning Commission) in New Delhi. He was particularly interested in the skilling of youth champions and the curriculum for wider reach. We also met with the Director-General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research to explore ways of engaging with agriculture extension workers and extension centres (Krishi Vigyan Kendras), alongside sensitising agricultural university graduates on gender, sustainable food systems through the curriculum hosted by IGNOU. The Ministry of Agriculture has a digital platform for farmers, and there is scope for carrying content and features of Chirag Vaani. Further meetings are planned at the sub-national level in the states of Odisha and Jharkhand in the coming weeks to present the policy implications of the work carried out, using some of the film content produced by local communities to create short advocacy clips that can also highlight the impact of this project, particularly the capacity building of women and youth. Policy briefs with accompanying materials have also been prepared by the team to set out key findings from the research and make clear recommendations to ministers. The project partners have been actively writing blogs and articles about the pandemic and its impact on food security over the past year (see engagement activities), and these have been picked up by national news outlets and retweeted by ministers. The team were able to use the IVRS during the initial COVID-19 lockdown to support migrant workers stranded without access to food or finances, highlighting their plight to agencies and redressing grievances. This work was published in The European Journal of Development Research (2020) 32:1639-1661 https://doi.org/10.1057/s41287-020-00326-4. This subproject research supports progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17 Sub-project 3: Family Literacy The collaborative working practices developed between the four ODA partner countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, and the Philippines) have resulted in self-supported initiatives in these countries. For example, the mentoring and workshop series on family literacy developed by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) team (Philippines partner) drew on expertise and contributions from the partners from Ethiopia, Nepal, and Malawi. This online scheme trained 47 teachers, practitioners (public and third sector) and post-graduates from across Asia in family literacy approaches to learning. UST has developed a dedicated interactive website for the project, with sections for each country partner to post research outputs and impact activity materials, in their own languages. Part of the website provides a focus for the teams' health literacy work during the Covid-19 pandemic, drawing on research on indigenous beliefs and intergenerational learning. The four project teams have completed the planned ethnographic fieldwork and have now written country reports about how their piloted approaches to family literacy can be embedded within policies and institutions in their national contexts (see publications). The UEA team hosted an online workshop on 11 November 2020 with policy expert Ulrike Hanemann formerly based at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The workshop guided the ODA partners through the process of writing a policy brief based on their research outputs and helped the teams to plan an engagement strategy for policymakers. The country teams have been conducting various workshops with local, district and national policy makers and practitioners to 'test out' and further hone the policy/practice recommendations arising from the research. The project teams have worked with their institutions' film and TV departments to create video content for policy and practice initiatives, as well as documentaries for a wider public. The teams have also produced modules, literacy materials and courses building on the findings from the research that will be a basis for training and teaching for literacy facilitators, adult educators, and early career researchers in country. The UEA team conducted a comparative analysis of these four country studies, published as a synthesis report and shared at several international online events, including in an online research story published on the UEA website. Prof Anna Robinson-Pant is also preparing a proposed Special Issue of the Compare journal, with guest editors from the Nepal and Malawi partners. So far there are 17 members of the team contributing to this Special Issue proposal. 14 members of the team have also submitted proposed chapters for a handbook on family literacy to be published by UIL. As it was not possible to hold the intended face-to-face international conferences/workshops at UNESCO Paris and UIL Hamburg, the team co-hosted an online international webinar in December 2021 with UNESCO. This took the form of a first-day public webinar on family literacy and indigenous learning (with around 200 participants and presentations by all four-country family literacy research teams) and a second day 'by invitation only' World Café event. Key stake holders, including national and NGO policy makers, commented on the value of the ethnographic research in relation to adult literacy training programmes. A webinar report has been produced with UNESCO and disseminated to a wider international audience as the basis for future action. Project funds originally intended for travel have been used to build a module on indigenous learning and family literacy for the "Family and Intergenerational Literacy and Learning online course" (run by UIL and the Commonwealth of Learning. This is intended to deliver impact from the research project to 'a wide range of education professionals from civil society organizations, non-governmental providers, and government institutions for literacy and early childhood education. The participation of women professionals is highly encouraged. The family literacy team have produced a series of podcasts with experts on literacy and indigenous learning to support the module. The UEA team has also redistributed funding available from the original travel budget to the partner ODA countries to enable them to develop and supply training materials for their national contexts. They have used this fund to pilot and print hard copies of the research reports and training manuals developed for their specific country context. With respect to gender, the research itself encompasses perspectives around gender, literacy and indigenous learning and the research team has a balance of male and female members, including in leadership roles. In summary, the main impact of the project to date is in strengthening skills within the research teams of each ODA partner institution, who in turn are providing capacity building opportunities for early career researchers and adult learning practitioners in their countries. The findings from the ethnographic research into family literacy approaches are now being translated into adopted policies and training materials in national and international education frameworks. This subproject research supports progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 17 Sub-project 4: Microplastics A key component of this subproject is to establish a Malaysian Microplastic Network to monitor plastic pollution and advocate for appropriate waste management. In 2020, ten Malaysian institutions joined the MyMiP network, which also saw the MyMiP website (http://mmp.umt.edu.my/%22%20/t%20%22_blank) and YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLkxWImT8LOt5iyAEBgPBkg) created. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia using the equipment shipped from UEA. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. The video tutorial produced in the UEA laboratory by UEA filmmaking team has been watched over 3500 times on YouTube, and the team have received enquiries from researchers around the world interested to find out more about the analysis kit and the methodology. Encouraged by the wide interest in this tutorial, we are finalising a "self-build" video tutorial, to encourage others to build inexpensive imaging instruments to our design, unlocking capability in their own labs at low cost. There has already been interest in this from governmental level. The sub-project has been affected by a series of Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. This has disrupted ability of researchers to collect samples from the field and to analyse them in the laboratories. The researchers have used time between lockdowns to collect as many samples as possible and have also encouraged members of the MyMiP Network to send them samples for analysis. For example, a major survey of drinking water across Malaysia is nearly complete, facilitated by sample collection organised through WWF Malaysia. Covid-19 has delayed the project's objective to produce data about microplastic pollution in Malaysia to share with policymakers, and so the advocacy work has not yet progressed as far as it might have done, but several meetings have recently taken place, and several relevant bodies attended our online end of project symposium, initiating useful interactions. Activities have raised the profile of microplastics issues, and the Malaysian Government is considering how these might be addressed within their programmes going forward. The team gathered for an online impact and engagement workshop with UEA's impact advisor, Asher Minns, in February 2021 to review the engagement strategy and to refocus efforts around advocacy in the context of the pandemic. This contributed to input into a government organised policy workshop in Terengganu around the topic of Marine Protected Areas and Marine Spatial Planning. Further interactions with policy teams are anticipated beyond the end date of this project, so legacy benefits will continue. The partners have attended numerous events e.g., webinars and beach cleans, to raise awareness of the project. INOS have worked with their prestigious UMT gallery to produce an installation relating to plastic pollution, which features an exhibition about microplastic pollution in rivers and seas around the university and includes an interactive microscope for visitors to view microplastics. Swinburne received follow-on funding from UEA's QR GCRF to install 'Precious Plastics' equipment, for student groups to recycle waste plastic into products for display and sale on campus, and to facilitate interactions with local schools and communities. Blogs and newspaper articles have been written relating to the project itself and the impact of pandemic PPE on plastic pollution. UEA academic filmmakers Prof Christine Cornea and research assistant Alex Smith have worked with Dr Andrew Mayes to produce a series of films about the microplastic analysis methodology with follow-on funding from UEA's impact fund. The filmmakers visit to Malaysia could not take place due to Covid-19 but an advocacy film for Malaysian stakeholders highlighting the project and its aims was co-produced by working collaboratively with local filmmakers. The subproject team submitted a successful UKRI-JST-DOST proposal to link their plastic analysis expertise with related projects in Thailand and the Philippines. Despite UKRI pulling out due to ODA funding cuts, the project went ahead with JST/DOST funding, to expand activities to Thailand and the Philippines, with further input and expertise from the Japanese collaborators. This demonstrates how the findings will be taken forward, the value of networks in bringing people together and the impact of research translation grants, which invest in researchers in ODA countries to build the local skills base and share expertise. With respect to gender, the network partners currently comprise an equal number of men and women: https://mmp.umt.edu.my/team/partners-networking/, and the MyMiP network is coordinated by female collaborator Dr Yet Yin Hee at UMT. The whole focus of the project is towards understanding microplastics pollution in the context of environmental status and future sustainability of vital resources such as "safe and healthy seas" and "safe drinking water for all" and building the infrastructure (people and resources) to ensure that it can be evaluated and monitored. This subproject research supports progress towards SDGs: 6, 11, 12, 14, 17 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General Project. The Project Administration team has created platforms to share information externally including a twitter account (https://twitter.com/grta_project) and a website (https://www.uea.ac.uk/research/about-uea-research/oda-research/grta). The team have been supported by the Impact Coordinator, Asher Minns, who has delivered science communication and impact training to all the sub-project teams, and is overseeing the stakeholder mapping and communication strategy process.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Family Literacy: GRTA Workshop in Taulihawa, with key Nepali education stakeholders
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/family-literacy
 
Description Family Literacy: Two Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Training Sessions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Family Literacy: UNESCO International webinar & key insight report on Family literacy and indigenous and local learning
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/r/personal/ffm10fau_uea_ac_uk/Documents/GRTA%20shared/FAMIL...
 
Description Family Literacy: Workshop of the Family Literacy, Indigenous Learning and Sustainable Development Project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Microplastics: Microplastic Analysis Kit Training Sessions at the National University of Malaysia
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1501212046054076416
 
Description Microplastics: Prof Mortiz Mueller invited panellist on 'Global Plastics Treaty: Malaysia Country Dialogues' - 17th December 2021
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://globaltreatydialogues.org/
 
Description Microplastics: Prof Mortiz Mueller invited panellist on 'Malaysia Country Dialogues for a Plastic Treaty' - 11th February 2022
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://globaltreatydialogues.org/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Creative Communication, Extension and Community Resource Management for Sustainable Development
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/nou21_ge38/preview
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Food Science and Technology Module at KISS University, India
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Meeting with officials at the tribal affairs ministry, Government of India
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://iuhpe2022.com/sub-plenaries
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Official Dialogue Feedback to UN 2021 Food Systems, focusing on 'women's agency and gender equity in food systems' Summit
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://summitdialogues.org/dialogue/2062/official-feedback-2062-en.pdf?t=1632208444
 
Description ADI Fund (for GRTA Showcase Event)
Amount £3,294 (GBP)
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2022 
End 08/2022
 
Description ICURe (for market discovery of electrospinning formulations of emulsion-based dosage forms technology)
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description PVC (RI) Capital Equipment Fund
Amount £9,943 (GBP)
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 07/2022
 
Description UKRI Covid-19 Grant Extension Allocation (CoA)
Amount £208,199 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2021 
End 09/2021
 
Description University of East Anglia QR GCRF
Amount £695,349 (GBP)
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Title Microplastics: Microplastic fluorescent imaging system 
Description Developed and produced a relatively low cost imaging system that allows fluorescently-tagged microplastic particles on filters to be visualised, photographically recorded, measured and counted, enabling low-cost and rapid microplastic assessments to be made for research and environmental monitoring/assessment. 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A prototype instrument was described in the ESI to Maes et al 2017, but it has been upgraded and improved through this work, and the software addition developed by Mueller's group. Building and distributing 5 instruments has made the technology available to multiple groups throughout Malaysia, allowing them to do a variety of studies that can inform policy around pollution and marine spatial planning. CEFAS has also built instruments to the same design and shipped them overseas to enable other countries to carry out similar environmental assessments. Funding has been secured through JST (Japan) and DOST (Philippines) to provide further instruments to Thailand and the Philippines. A training video describing the use of the system has been viewed 3,477 times on the Malaysian Microplastics Network YouTube channel with 39.4K impressions on YouTube (stat from 25.02.2022). The original paper (Maes et al 2017) has been cited >400 times. 
URL https://youtu.be/4MyIqKSewio
 
Description 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) 
Organisation Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM)
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ABOUT - 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) is a novel partnership scheme that links funding actors and multiple stakeholders across borders in order to maximise the efficiency of our research investments towards achieving the SDGs. STAND attempts to harmonise development research efforts which were previously carried out separately by different funding agencies. Through STAND there will be multilateral joint calls for collaborative development research which contribute to solving societal challenges in focus regions / countries. As a result of the GRTA research, our GRTA project investigator of Microplastics Pollution Dr Andrew Mayes, Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and our international partner Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) have joined STAND and research leaders in Japan to collaborate on a project entitled: 'ASEAN-PLASTIC: A South-East Asian Network for Plastics Monitoring -Synergistic linking of recently-established initiatives to maximise regional impact' between 2021-2022, with the prospect of continued work. Our UK research team were initially supported by ODA funding however this was cut by the UK government and now our UK team are contributing mainly in-kind with expertise, resource and personal contributions. We have however received funding from our university entitled PVC (RI) Capital Equipment funding of £9,943 to support the purchase of a drone, base station, batteries, noise reducer, SD cards, liscences and drone training course and exam. The drone equipment will be used to continue monitoring microplastic pollution as part of the newly founded STAND project, building on the UEA School of Chemistry's collaborative UKRI funded GRTA work on microplastics in South East Asia which saw the building and equipping of a microplastic monitoring network in Malaysia. This specific work would begin on system familiarisation, survey setup and training for the drone surveying methodology, along with the highly demanding image data reduction, within the remaining months of the GRTA, and will then continue under the Japanese and Philippines supported STAND follow on project. The introduction of drone surveying technology is an opportunistic development brought about by collaboration with a Japanese group, which gives us access to their data reduction algorithms and survey training, in order to incorporate this strategy within the Malaysian network. In order to fully participate, benefit from the two-way training and knowledge acquisition and actively develop the drone surveying technology for this project, it is necessary for UEA to have a physical drone identical to those being used in Malaysia in order to learn, develop and troubleshoot procedures and also provide comparison data from UK environments to compare and contrast with the Malaysian data. This will cross-validate the procedures, test their applicability to the widest range of physical environments and provide global context to interpret the resulting data, all of which will contribute to the impact of this aspect of the work.
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all receiving funding support from their respective governments to conduct research and are bringing financial capital to the partnership, therefore taking the lead. An example of impact. Our international partners - such as Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) - are also doing drone research for comparative purposes alongside the UK team. The impact for both our partners and our team in this regard includes: The purchase of the drone and supporting equipment will help to produce more data on plastic pollution, in particular it would allow us to provide volume of plastic waste, not 'just' counts. It also adds another layer of knowledge and skills transfer to Malaysian Microplastics Network and will produce data that is more likely to be of use for the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. Lastly, it will allow us to produce 'attractive' outreach material /footage to engage with the public. 1. Development Impact: Through use of the drone, the UK team in collaboration with partners will be able to design studies, sample and carry out comparative analysis from diverse environments and locations in East and West Malaysia, aiming to address urgent global questions about levels, sources, accumulation and transport of microplastics. 2. Capability & Capacity-Building Impact: The equipment will be used to facilitate, train and support studies by microplastics network partners (UEA School of Chemistry, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Swinburne University of the Technology (Sarawak), Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS)) across a range of organisations, environments and sample types. This will strength our international partnerships and be an ongoing legacy that directly extends the research impact and capabilities that have formed the current microplastics mapping facilities and expertise in Malaysia. Moreover, this purchase will continue to deliver impact and added value to the initial GRTA project for some years. 3. Policy Impact: Alongside producing cutting-edge research to inform Malaysian policymakers, we will use the collaborative network research from the drone as a test-bed for how such networks could be established in other Global South target countries in order to increase global reach and impact. 4. Reputation Impact: This funding will strength UEA's position and impact as an institution aligned with the UK's ambitions to produce cutting-edge research that addresses global challenges faced by developing countries. It also is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.
Impact Still in progress.
Start Year 2021
 
Description 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) 
Organisation Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ABOUT - 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) is a novel partnership scheme that links funding actors and multiple stakeholders across borders in order to maximise the efficiency of our research investments towards achieving the SDGs. STAND attempts to harmonise development research efforts which were previously carried out separately by different funding agencies. Through STAND there will be multilateral joint calls for collaborative development research which contribute to solving societal challenges in focus regions / countries. As a result of the GRTA research, our GRTA project investigator of Microplastics Pollution Dr Andrew Mayes, Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and our international partner Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) have joined STAND and research leaders in Japan to collaborate on a project entitled: 'ASEAN-PLASTIC: A South-East Asian Network for Plastics Monitoring -Synergistic linking of recently-established initiatives to maximise regional impact' between 2021-2022, with the prospect of continued work. Our UK research team were initially supported by ODA funding however this was cut by the UK government and now our UK team are contributing mainly in-kind with expertise, resource and personal contributions. We have however received funding from our university entitled PVC (RI) Capital Equipment funding of £9,943 to support the purchase of a drone, base station, batteries, noise reducer, SD cards, liscences and drone training course and exam. The drone equipment will be used to continue monitoring microplastic pollution as part of the newly founded STAND project, building on the UEA School of Chemistry's collaborative UKRI funded GRTA work on microplastics in South East Asia which saw the building and equipping of a microplastic monitoring network in Malaysia. This specific work would begin on system familiarisation, survey setup and training for the drone surveying methodology, along with the highly demanding image data reduction, within the remaining months of the GRTA, and will then continue under the Japanese and Philippines supported STAND follow on project. The introduction of drone surveying technology is an opportunistic development brought about by collaboration with a Japanese group, which gives us access to their data reduction algorithms and survey training, in order to incorporate this strategy within the Malaysian network. In order to fully participate, benefit from the two-way training and knowledge acquisition and actively develop the drone surveying technology for this project, it is necessary for UEA to have a physical drone identical to those being used in Malaysia in order to learn, develop and troubleshoot procedures and also provide comparison data from UK environments to compare and contrast with the Malaysian data. This will cross-validate the procedures, test their applicability to the widest range of physical environments and provide global context to interpret the resulting data, all of which will contribute to the impact of this aspect of the work.
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all receiving funding support from their respective governments to conduct research and are bringing financial capital to the partnership, therefore taking the lead. An example of impact. Our international partners - such as Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) - are also doing drone research for comparative purposes alongside the UK team. The impact for both our partners and our team in this regard includes: The purchase of the drone and supporting equipment will help to produce more data on plastic pollution, in particular it would allow us to provide volume of plastic waste, not 'just' counts. It also adds another layer of knowledge and skills transfer to Malaysian Microplastics Network and will produce data that is more likely to be of use for the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. Lastly, it will allow us to produce 'attractive' outreach material /footage to engage with the public. 1. Development Impact: Through use of the drone, the UK team in collaboration with partners will be able to design studies, sample and carry out comparative analysis from diverse environments and locations in East and West Malaysia, aiming to address urgent global questions about levels, sources, accumulation and transport of microplastics. 2. Capability & Capacity-Building Impact: The equipment will be used to facilitate, train and support studies by microplastics network partners (UEA School of Chemistry, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Swinburne University of the Technology (Sarawak), Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS)) across a range of organisations, environments and sample types. This will strength our international partnerships and be an ongoing legacy that directly extends the research impact and capabilities that have formed the current microplastics mapping facilities and expertise in Malaysia. Moreover, this purchase will continue to deliver impact and added value to the initial GRTA project for some years. 3. Policy Impact: Alongside producing cutting-edge research to inform Malaysian policymakers, we will use the collaborative network research from the drone as a test-bed for how such networks could be established in other Global South target countries in order to increase global reach and impact. 4. Reputation Impact: This funding will strength UEA's position and impact as an institution aligned with the UK's ambitions to produce cutting-edge research that addresses global challenges faced by developing countries. It also is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.
Impact Still in progress.
Start Year 2021
 
Description 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department School of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ABOUT - 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) is a novel partnership scheme that links funding actors and multiple stakeholders across borders in order to maximise the efficiency of our research investments towards achieving the SDGs. STAND attempts to harmonise development research efforts which were previously carried out separately by different funding agencies. Through STAND there will be multilateral joint calls for collaborative development research which contribute to solving societal challenges in focus regions / countries. As a result of the GRTA research, our GRTA project investigator of Microplastics Pollution Dr Andrew Mayes, Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and our international partner Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) have joined STAND and research leaders in Japan to collaborate on a project entitled: 'ASEAN-PLASTIC: A South-East Asian Network for Plastics Monitoring -Synergistic linking of recently-established initiatives to maximise regional impact' between 2021-2022, with the prospect of continued work. Our UK research team were initially supported by ODA funding however this was cut by the UK government and now our UK team are contributing mainly in-kind with expertise, resource and personal contributions. We have however received funding from our university entitled PVC (RI) Capital Equipment funding of £9,943 to support the purchase of a drone, base station, batteries, noise reducer, SD cards, liscences and drone training course and exam. The drone equipment will be used to continue monitoring microplastic pollution as part of the newly founded STAND project, building on the UEA School of Chemistry's collaborative UKRI funded GRTA work on microplastics in South East Asia which saw the building and equipping of a microplastic monitoring network in Malaysia. This specific work would begin on system familiarisation, survey setup and training for the drone surveying methodology, along with the highly demanding image data reduction, within the remaining months of the GRTA, and will then continue under the Japanese and Philippines supported STAND follow on project. The introduction of drone surveying technology is an opportunistic development brought about by collaboration with a Japanese group, which gives us access to their data reduction algorithms and survey training, in order to incorporate this strategy within the Malaysian network. In order to fully participate, benefit from the two-way training and knowledge acquisition and actively develop the drone surveying technology for this project, it is necessary for UEA to have a physical drone identical to those being used in Malaysia in order to learn, develop and troubleshoot procedures and also provide comparison data from UK environments to compare and contrast with the Malaysian data. This will cross-validate the procedures, test their applicability to the widest range of physical environments and provide global context to interpret the resulting data, all of which will contribute to the impact of this aspect of the work.
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all receiving funding support from their respective governments to conduct research and are bringing financial capital to the partnership, therefore taking the lead. An example of impact. Our international partners - such as Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) - are also doing drone research for comparative purposes alongside the UK team. The impact for both our partners and our team in this regard includes: The purchase of the drone and supporting equipment will help to produce more data on plastic pollution, in particular it would allow us to provide volume of plastic waste, not 'just' counts. It also adds another layer of knowledge and skills transfer to Malaysian Microplastics Network and will produce data that is more likely to be of use for the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. Lastly, it will allow us to produce 'attractive' outreach material /footage to engage with the public. 1. Development Impact: Through use of the drone, the UK team in collaboration with partners will be able to design studies, sample and carry out comparative analysis from diverse environments and locations in East and West Malaysia, aiming to address urgent global questions about levels, sources, accumulation and transport of microplastics. 2. Capability & Capacity-Building Impact: The equipment will be used to facilitate, train and support studies by microplastics network partners (UEA School of Chemistry, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Swinburne University of the Technology (Sarawak), Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS)) across a range of organisations, environments and sample types. This will strength our international partnerships and be an ongoing legacy that directly extends the research impact and capabilities that have formed the current microplastics mapping facilities and expertise in Malaysia. Moreover, this purchase will continue to deliver impact and added value to the initial GRTA project for some years. 3. Policy Impact: Alongside producing cutting-edge research to inform Malaysian policymakers, we will use the collaborative network research from the drone as a test-bed for how such networks could be established in other Global South target countries in order to increase global reach and impact. 4. Reputation Impact: This funding will strength UEA's position and impact as an institution aligned with the UK's ambitions to produce cutting-edge research that addresses global challenges faced by developing countries. It also is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.
Impact Still in progress.
Start Year 2021
 
Description 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) 
Organisation University of the Philippines Diliman
Country Philippines 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution ABOUT - 'Science, Technology and Action' Nexus for Development (STAND) is a novel partnership scheme that links funding actors and multiple stakeholders across borders in order to maximise the efficiency of our research investments towards achieving the SDGs. STAND attempts to harmonise development research efforts which were previously carried out separately by different funding agencies. Through STAND there will be multilateral joint calls for collaborative development research which contribute to solving societal challenges in focus regions / countries. As a result of the GRTA research, our GRTA project investigator of Microplastics Pollution Dr Andrew Mayes, Associate Professor at the School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) and our international partner Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) have joined STAND and research leaders in Japan to collaborate on a project entitled: 'ASEAN-PLASTIC: A South-East Asian Network for Plastics Monitoring -Synergistic linking of recently-established initiatives to maximise regional impact' between 2021-2022, with the prospect of continued work. Our UK research team were initially supported by ODA funding however this was cut by the UK government and now our UK team are contributing mainly in-kind with expertise, resource and personal contributions. We have however received funding from our university entitled PVC (RI) Capital Equipment funding of £9,943 to support the purchase of a drone, base station, batteries, noise reducer, SD cards, liscences and drone training course and exam. The drone equipment will be used to continue monitoring microplastic pollution as part of the newly founded STAND project, building on the UEA School of Chemistry's collaborative UKRI funded GRTA work on microplastics in South East Asia which saw the building and equipping of a microplastic monitoring network in Malaysia. This specific work would begin on system familiarisation, survey setup and training for the drone surveying methodology, along with the highly demanding image data reduction, within the remaining months of the GRTA, and will then continue under the Japanese and Philippines supported STAND follow on project. The introduction of drone surveying technology is an opportunistic development brought about by collaboration with a Japanese group, which gives us access to their data reduction algorithms and survey training, in order to incorporate this strategy within the Malaysian network. In order to fully participate, benefit from the two-way training and knowledge acquisition and actively develop the drone surveying technology for this project, it is necessary for UEA to have a physical drone identical to those being used in Malaysia in order to learn, develop and troubleshoot procedures and also provide comparison data from UK environments to compare and contrast with the Malaysian data. This will cross-validate the procedures, test their applicability to the widest range of physical environments and provide global context to interpret the resulting data, all of which will contribute to the impact of this aspect of the work.
Collaborator Contribution The partners are all receiving funding support from their respective governments to conduct research and are bringing financial capital to the partnership, therefore taking the lead. An example of impact. Our international partners - such as Professor Moritz Mueller at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Malaysia) - are also doing drone research for comparative purposes alongside the UK team. The impact for both our partners and our team in this regard includes: The purchase of the drone and supporting equipment will help to produce more data on plastic pollution, in particular it would allow us to provide volume of plastic waste, not 'just' counts. It also adds another layer of knowledge and skills transfer to Malaysian Microplastics Network and will produce data that is more likely to be of use for the GEO Blue Planet Initiative. Lastly, it will allow us to produce 'attractive' outreach material /footage to engage with the public. 1. Development Impact: Through use of the drone, the UK team in collaboration with partners will be able to design studies, sample and carry out comparative analysis from diverse environments and locations in East and West Malaysia, aiming to address urgent global questions about levels, sources, accumulation and transport of microplastics. 2. Capability & Capacity-Building Impact: The equipment will be used to facilitate, train and support studies by microplastics network partners (UEA School of Chemistry, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Swinburne University of the Technology (Sarawak), Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS)) across a range of organisations, environments and sample types. This will strength our international partnerships and be an ongoing legacy that directly extends the research impact and capabilities that have formed the current microplastics mapping facilities and expertise in Malaysia. Moreover, this purchase will continue to deliver impact and added value to the initial GRTA project for some years. 3. Policy Impact: Alongside producing cutting-edge research to inform Malaysian policymakers, we will use the collaborative network research from the drone as a test-bed for how such networks could be established in other Global South target countries in order to increase global reach and impact. 4. Reputation Impact: This funding will strength UEA's position and impact as an institution aligned with the UK's ambitions to produce cutting-edge research that addresses global challenges faced by developing countries. It also is aligned with the United Nations sustainable development goals to maximise the impact of research and innovation to improve lives and opportunity in the developing world.
Impact Still in progress.
Start Year 2021
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation Malaysian University of Sabah
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation National University of Malaysia
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation Putra Malaysia University
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation University of Brunei Darussalam
Country Brunei Darussalam 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Description The Malaysian Microplastics Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation University of Malaysia, Terengganu
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting Dr Yet Yin Hee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) as on a Global Talent Research Fellowship prior to and at the beginning of the GRTA project. Dr Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT, and Dr Moritz Müller does so from Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. Dr Andrew Mayes designed and built the five analysis kits which were shipped to Malaysia through the GRTA project, and ran training sessions for many of the Malay collaborators of the MyMiP network in February 2020. Dr Andrew Mayes continues to provide advice and expertise to the MyMiP network.
Collaborator Contribution The GRTA partners in Malaysia are UMT and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. These two partners received the analysis kits sent from UEA, and oversaw their distribution across the country. Five microplastic analysis hubs are now established in Malaysia. Two of these analysis kits are in use at the GRTA collaborators: Universiti Malaysia Terengganu's (UMT) Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak. The remaining three analysis kits are in use at MyMiP network institutions: Central laboratory at UMT, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). The network partner at UKM has recently received grant funding from the Malaysian government for researcher time to analyse microplastics using the kit. Partners have also been attending conferences, training local researchers, collecting microplastics data, speaking to policymakers and other local networks to strengthen and future-proof the activity of this network.
Impact Film/Video/Animation - Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) (2020) Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' A talk or presentation - Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel - Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' Participation in an activity, workshop or similar - Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee A talk or presentation - Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network
Start Year 2019
 
Title Child Malnutrition: Patent on the electrospinning formulations of emulsion-based dosage forms 
Description A PhD student from the project partner in Malaysia arrived in the UK in January 2021 and spent 12 months working in Prof. Sheng Qi's laboratory for knowledge exchange on electrospinning and 3D printing of supplements. During this time, the PhD student's results also supported the patent submission on the electrospinning formulations of emulsion-based dosage forms (a patent was filed by PBL-UEA in Oct 2021). 
IP Reference 2113926.6 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2021
Licensed No
Impact Using the patent as the proprietary technology, Prof Qi and an Early career research (ERC) in her lab successfully bided for ICURe programme funded by Innovate UK (£35K) to perform market discovery of the technology. They were selected at the end of the 4-month training programme to move on to extended spin-out training to explore the option of setting up a spin out company based on the technology and know-how.
 
Title Child Malnutrition sub-project: Gumvitplus (Thailand) 
Description The product is a gummy jelly that is produced using local resources and contains essential vitamins. The Gumvitplus contains vitamin B1, B2, B3 and C. We have performed a product preference test in children, a product stability test, and registered the product with the Thai FDA. We are currently organizing the technology transfer to the local communities. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Nutrition and Chemoprevention
Current Stage Of Development Market authorisation
Year Development Stage Completed 2022
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact 1. the Gumvitplus contain 1, B2, B3, and C and calcium levulinate (can be absorbed easier than other calciums). It has more essential vitamins and mineral than the other commercially available products in Thailand. 2. The technology transfer from the new start-up will boost the new gummy products in Chiang Mai and the northern part of Thailand, which will help the local economy and increase the demand for the local sources products such as strawberry, passion fruit, honey. 
 
Title Child Malnutrition sub-project: Pro Vit A supplement (Malaysia) 
Description The developed product is a Pro Vitamin A supplement for children. The supplements contain Vitamin A, C, D and Zinc, based on the needs of local community. It is an oral dispersible film, its dosage form is instantly dissolvable making the supplements pediatric friendly. It is called 'Pro Vitamin A' to relate to the base of the film used, i.e. Red Palm Oil, sourced by the leading Malaysian producer of sustainable palm oil. At the current development stage, the film has been successfully produced at lab scale and tested at pilot scale. Its productivity at pilot scale is at refinement stage. Besides, the team in Malaysia has attempted to pack the supplements into attractive dosage form. However, supplement refinement needs to focus on long term stability as well as its packaging. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Nutrition and Chemoprevention
Current Stage Of Development Refinement. Non-clinical
Year Development Stage Completed 2021
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact Notable impacts arising from this development will be the innovative pharmaceutical dosage form of oral dispersible film with the strategy of self emulsification strategy. It is not a conventional oral dispersible film, but rather dissolvable and emulsified at the same time as a result of palm oil inclusion in our formula. This will bring us to the next generation of pharmaceutical dosage form which could solve the difficulty in swallowing among the children and may also be extended to the geriatrics that comitted to long term prescription. In Malaysia, the use of electrospinning in producing pharmaceutical dosage form will enable Malaysia as pioneering in this aspect. The pitch of this idea following the successful production of our pediatric supplement has reached the interest of local pharmaceutical for supporting the expansion of this research as industrial-academia collaboration. Evidence of the output is letter of intent recieved early of this year. This is an important step to move our product onto next stage into GMP and certified by regulatory body. 
 
Title Chirag app 
Description The Chirag app has been developed by the sub-project Sustainable Food Systems partner Gram Vaani. It is in trial phase as of March 2021 and will soon be available to download on various app stores. The app includes content (video, audio, interviews, quizzes, text, photos) about sustainable food systems for indigenous communities in India. It is a digital repository for recipes, information, advice, stories, history. The app has been developed for smart phone users in the two project sites to download, and also to showcase information about the project to stakeholders in the public sector. The app contains studio generated content (created by the project partners) and also user generated content (created by individuals and community groups). All user generated content has to be moderated and approved before it appears on the app. The aim is to create a space in the digital sphere for dialogue and learning, and an archive of indigenous knowledge. The content will be available in various languages. The app complements the existing IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System) which was set up earlier in the GRTA project, which is providing similar content to non-smart phone users. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Too early to report 
URL https://www.pradan.net/sampark/chirag-creative-hub-for-innovation-reciprocal-research-and-action-for...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: "The double burden of malnutrition among Malaysian children" webinar, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 21.01.21, MSPT and SEASN network hosted an online seminar with speaker Dr Geetha Appanah and presented by Chan Siok Yee (GRTA Malaysian partner for the Child Malnutrition sub-project).
Nutritionist Dr Appanah talked about the nutritional status in Malaysia and at the same time carried out a simple survey to the audience to check their understanding and awareness. Will follow up with a presentation of the developed products as soon as it is registered or commercialised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://fb.watch/39fZLnIie9/
 
Description Child Malnutrition: 'Creating leaflets and films for an international research project during lockdown' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 23.09.2021, the GRTA published a blog on the GRTA website. The blog describes how the pandemic challenged the partners to find new ways to create leaflets and films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/child-malnutritio...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Blog post 'Creating leaflets and films for an international research project during lockdown'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 23.09.2021, the GRTA published a blog on the GRTA website. The blog describes how the pandemic challenged the partners to find new ways to create leaflets and films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/child-malnutritio...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Blog post 'Developing Innovative Supplements For Child Malnutrition At UEA' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 24/06/2020, RA Thomas McDonagh and project officer Hannah Gray wrote a blog for the Child Malnutrition GRTA project. In this blog, the RA describes some of the innovative methods the team at UEA are using to create customized supplements which are easy for children to consume. The partners are working with industrial partners in their own countries to maximise local capabilities for the long-term and low-cost production of supplements to ensure sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/child-malnutritio...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Blog post 'Developing Innovative Supplements For Child Malnutrition In Thailand' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 1/10/2020, project officer Hannah Gray and collaborator Dr Pratchaya Tipduangta wrote a blog post for the Child Malnutrition GRTA project. The blog described the work of the Thai team, who went to four schools in Chiang Mai to conduct taste testing of their prototype supplement. Through this analysis they managed to make decisions as to what flavours the supplements should be for prototype development. The Thai team are investigating local sustainable suppliers for their product ingredients and contacting Thai companies who could produce the supplements at scale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/child-malnutritio...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Blog post 'Developing innovative child malnutrition supplements in Brazil' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.04.2020, UEA admin team published a blog about the Child Malnutrition GRTA sub-project. Creative writer Jean McNeil visited the Brazilian partner of the GRTA Child Malnutrition sub-project in early March 2020. The Deinfar lab, in São Paulo, Brazil, is developing micro-nutrient supplements, which will be subsequentl tested by children and parents. The sub-project aims to develop innovative low-cost supplements suitable for children, and scale-up production and commercialisation in four low- and middle-income countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/2654296/32509969/BLOG+Developing+innovative+child+malnutrition+suppl...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Electrospinning Webinar: Basics and Theory (Malaysia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 15.05.20, the research team in Malaysia engaged with the company and attended their webinar and quiz to train the involved researcher in this team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Engagement of Nutritionist of Centre for Nutrition Epidemiology Research, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 26.02.20, the Malaysia team engaged with a researcher from the Centre for Nutrition Epidemiology Research. The purpose of this engagement was to tap into the student who is a nutritionist researcher on health issue on children in the indigenous community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Engagement of local electrospinning company, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 31.10.19, the Malaysian partner of the Child Malnutrition project engaged with local electrospinning company and attended their webinar and quiz to train the involved researcher in this team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Engagement with OEM, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact From June to October 2020, the Malaysian team engaged with OEM. This engagement aimed at upscaling the production using GMP facility. This is a mandatory requirement for any registered product in Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Engagement with Universal Analysis, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 09.07.20, the Malaysia team engaged with Universal Analysis, a contract registration company. The team registered the product with Universal Analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Initial meeting with Primary Age Development at Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 21.01.2020, we had a kick-off meeting with an officer from Primary Age Development at Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office. We discussed about product market research and potential collaboration between Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office and this GCRF GRTA project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/personal/vfc16aeu_uea_ac_uk/Documents/GRTA%20Project/CHILD%20MA...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Initial meeting with partner Faculty of Agriculture Chiang Mai University about market research, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 16.11.2019, kick-off meeting with partner in the Faculty of Agriculture Chiang Mai University. We discussed about the concept of the market research and its methodology on questionnaires, sampling size and method of data collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/personal/vfc16aeu_uea_ac_uk/Documents/GRTA%20Project/CHILD%20MA...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Initial meeting with partner Faculty of Agro-industry Chiang Mai University, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 5.11.19, kick-off meeting with a partner Faculty of Agro-industry Chiang Mai University (Asst. Prof. Dr Suthat Surawang). We discussed on the possibility of the snack/food that will be developed in this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/personal/vfc16aeu_uea_ac_uk/Documents/GRTA%20Project/CHILD%20MA...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Interviews to community pharmacists, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 24.10.2019, the Jordanian partners met with local pharmacists to find out how to source commercial vitamin D products and how much it is available in Jordan; marketing trends and patients preference of the same products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Interviews to pediatricians, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 2.11.19, the Jordanian partners had a formal talk with local pediatricians to determine what the most deficient vitamin is in Jordanian communities; they also discussed about what the best dosage form for children is according to pediatrist experience; and also about national policies on partial or total subsidisation of vitamin supplements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Leaflet distribution to schools (Thailand) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In December 2021, the GRTA Child Malnutrition Thai partner distributed the educational leaflets to over 100 schools in the north of Thailand include Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Lumpun and Lampang province.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ffm10fau_uea_ac_uk/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?csf=1&web...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with Dr. Thomas Ong from Department of Food Science uf FCF - University of São Paulo 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of the composition of orodispersive supplement (vitamins and oligoelements).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with Jordanian FDA, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 28.01.2020, meeting with the Jordanian regulatory body to understand the national regulation on the classification of vitamin D products as either food, supplement or drug; understanding quality control requirements for vitamin D products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with Ministry of Health Division of Food and Nutrition, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 12.06.2019, the team engaged with the Ministry of Health Division of Food and Nutrition. The purpose of the meeting was to understand current status of nutrition in the country and explore possibility to engage with government to disseminate the developed product to benefit nationwide.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with Prof. Osvaldo Oliveira Junior and its research group of electronic tongue from São Carlos Institute of Physics and Evokepesquisas company from Sensorial Analysis (Brazil) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 4.10.2021 the Child Malnutrition Brazilian team held a discussion about the Sensorial Analysis for orodispersible tablets Prof. Osvaldo Oliveira Junior and its research group of electronic tongue from São Carlos Institute of Physics and Evokepesquisas company from Sensorial Analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with Sana Pharmaceuticals for potential industrial partnership, Amman, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In September 2020, the Jordan team (both University of Jordan and Applied Science Private University) met up with Sana Pharmaceuticals, a potential Jordanian industrial partner who are hoping to pilot production of micronutrient supplements developed by the partner universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with director of BTPharma LCC, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 30.01.2020, meeting with the supplement company BTPharma LCC, to check local manufacturer of gummies; enquiry about locally sourced raw material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with director of BioEnergyTech, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 16.02.2020, we met with the director of a supplement company, to understand the range of supplement products made by BioEnergyTech; brainstorming on viable options of dosage forms that could be used for supplementary products for children (including hard candies, squeezable chocolate tubes, fruit-based sheets and chewable tablets); knowing their sources of raw materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with researcher from Faculty of economy Chiang Mai university, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On 4.3.2020, we discussed about the details of the market research, data collection methodology, sites for data collection, number of participants and scope of the market research. We created a timeline for the market research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with the Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy and Associate Dean for Research and International Relations at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 30/09/2019, meeting to discuss about children malnutrition in Thailand and the possibility to collaborate with the GCRF GRTA project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Meeting with the Head of Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health, Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 01.10.2019, meeting with politicians to discuss about the malnutrition in Northern Thailand and future collaboration with the GCRF GRTA project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Partnership with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Selangor, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact In September 2020, The Malaysian team at Universiti Sains Malaysia have partnered with the Malaysia Palm Oil Board to obtain a sustainable source of palm oil for the production of supplements once the process has been refined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Progress meeting with partner Faculty of Agro-industry Chiang Mai University, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On 10.3.2020, we updated the details of prototype products that need for market research and plan for the product development for future product preference test.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Progress meeting with partner Faculty of Agro-industry and ethical clearance document preparation, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 6.11.20, the Thai partner had a meeting update on project progress and discussion on ethical clearance documents preparation with Faculty of Agro-industry partner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Progress meeting with partner Faculty of Agro-industry,Chiang Mai University and Faculty of Economy, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 08.01.21, the Thai parnter had a meeting update on project progress with the Faculty of Agro-industry Chiang Mai University and Faculty of Economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Progress meeting with partners Faculty of Agro-industry and Faculty Agriculture Chiang Mai University, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 19.12.2019, we discussed about the prototype product for market research, the possibility of manufacturing technology. The conclusion of this meeting was that gummy texture is the type of product that we will be developing in this study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/personal/vfc16aeu_uea_ac_uk/Documents/GRTA%20Project/CHILD%20MA...
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Promotion of sub-project at the Norwich Science Festival, Norwich, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 24.10.2019, slides were seen by the participants at the festival. Presentation slides on the GCRF GRTA project. The project stand also attracted the younger public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Research work registered to YSN-ASM ISVC 2020, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 31.12.2020, the partner in Malaysia submitted research work abstract to YSN-ASM ISVC 2020 Conference. The team explained: "The work in our research team involved two aspects, one is the production perspective, another one from product perspective. The works from both aspects have been submitted as two separate abstract to this national prestigious conference ISVC 2020 organised by academy science Malaysia".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ysn-asm.org.my/web/isvc2021/
 
Description Child Malnutrition: School children supplement survey, Chiang Mai 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 01.09.2021 the Chiang Mai team went to local schools for testing the supplement prototype. Some of the findings of the team's analysis of the data gathered revealed that children preferred strawberry flavoured supplements over passion fruit. The team was able to make an informed decision of what flavour to put forward for upscale production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Child Malnutrition: School children supplement surveys, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact In September 2020, the Thai team from Chiang Mai university visited schools in Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces to carry out taste tests of gummy supplements with children aged between 6-12 years. They also conducted surveys on snack type popularity, eating behaviour and oral care. This will inform the next part of the project, which will be to add the vitamin supplements to the gummy prototype and evaluate the antioxidant properties. The team will then finalise the recipe for ethical approval by the regulatory bodies in Thailand and prepare data for product registration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Supplement production technology training, Chiang Mai University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The PI and RAs of the project provided some 'tech transfer' and training to three more members of staff, who learned about the way supplements are produced. They plan to follow up the training early October 2021. The team are also creating some digital training tool to make the training available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Visit CHM ChiangMai Holding, Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 01.10.2019 visit to the CHM ChiangMai Holding, the leading food manufacturing plant in Northern Thailand. Discussion about children malnutrition. They have shown interest in partnering with the GCRF GRTA project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Visit to Bee Product Co.Ltd, Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 01.10.2019, visit and discussion at the Bee Product Co. Ltd., a leading food manufacturing plant in Northern Thailand. They are a supplement factory focused on honey. They are still in conversation if they want to partner with the GCRF GRTA project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Visit to Royal Project Food manufacturing facility, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 30.09.2019, meeting with the Royal Project Food. The organisation is very interested in the GCRF GRTA project, as they produce similar supplement products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: Visit to the medicinal plant innovation centre, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 30.09.2019, visit medical plant innovation centre and its manufacturing facilities, and produce. There were no more collaborations with this business, as the business produce cosmetics related products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: meeting with the Head of the Department of Health - Nutrition Division, in Bangkok, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 27.09.2019, meeting with the Department of Health there were discussions about malnutrition in Thailand and plans for future collaboration with the GCRF GRTA project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: talk to academics and students at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 30.09.2019, talk to lecturers and postgraduate students about the child malnutrition project and future plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Child Malnutrition: talk to the University of Jordan to source raw material for vitamin supplements, Jordan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 26.01.2020 the Jordanian partners had a talk to the agriculture department at University of Jordan, to gather information on how and where to source raw materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: #All4SocialChange webinar series - Literacy and human rights in Rwanda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 06.05.2020 - Literacy has played a big role in human rights in Rwanda. This online discussion explored the challenges that marginalised groups face when engaging with legal texts as part of the movement to promote human rights and access to justice in the country. Often this information is jargonistic and difficult to interpret. In order to engage individuals with various literacies, Human Rights First Rwanda (HRFRA) uses basic principles of literacy, such as the simplification of legal language, so that it is clearly accessible to the ultimate beneficiaries. In this online discussion, presenter Louise Busingye, practitioner respondent Alice Copping, policy respondent Alex Mugabo and academic respondent Anuprita Shukla encouraged participants to reflect on how education, awareness and information-sharing have been instrumental in helping to create sustainable equality spaces for communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bigmarker.com/uea-unesco-chair/Literacy-and-human-rights-in-Rwanda
 
Description Family Literacy: 'Covid-19 and its impact on adult learning and education' - webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 30.09.2020, the UEA UNESCO Chair team co-hosted a webinar about 'Covid-19 and its impact on adult learning and education' with speakers from Afghanistan, Uganda, Philippines and the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: 'Reimagining family literacy: exploring intergenerational learning in indigenous and local spaces' symposium at the UKFIET biennial conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact (16/09/2021) Based on ethnographic research in Malawi, Ethiopia, Nepal, Peru and the Philippines, the team presented on indigenous literacy practices within communities in these diverse contexts. Adopting a world café format, the participants were then invited to discuss the implications for reimagining 'family literacy' within international development policy and practice. The session also stimulated ideas around how formal education could better recognise and integrate local and indigenous learning and knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukfiet2021.exordo.com/programme/presentation/8
 
Description Family Literacy: 19th Annual Nepal Lecture 2021 at the Britain-Nepal Academic Council at SOAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Sushan Acharya, one of the Nepalese Family Literacy project partner will be presented findings of the Family Literacy research project in a lecture titled: "We didn't get to study so we learned to weave":  Women, indigenous learning and functional literacy in Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bnac.ac.uk/activities/19th-al-2021-sushan-acharya/
 
Description Family Literacy: 4th Brian Street Memorial Event - Decolonising Literacy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 18/12/2020, the UEA UNESCO Chair co-hosted the 4th Brian Street Memorial Event with the theme Decolonising Literacy. The event gathered over 100 participants all over the world, half from the academia and half from policy/practice spaces. Ahmmardouh Mjaya, Family Literacy project coordinator in Malawi delivered a keynote while Chris Millora and Anna Robinson-Pant chaired parts of the sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: A validation workshop on a GCRF-funded project: "Health literacy, indigenous practices and family learning at the time of COVID19" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 19.07.2021. Presentations included: introduction on UNESCO Chair and project background, research methodology and findings, video clips from the field, (by BDU UNESCO Chair team), Azmari songs (by singer), quickfire presentations (by MA students), World Cafe, and discussion (by participants)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/Bdu_UNESCOChair/status/1417542274834210823
 
Description Family Literacy: Activities employing participatory approaches such as community mapping and seasonal calendar in Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 34 people, mainly from a farmer's group, attended a meeting in Pinili, Philippines, on 06/12/19. With regard to the implementation of the research, we asked the participants to accomplish the ethics form. Thereafter, we had activities employing participatory approaches such as community mapping and seasonal calendar. These were carried out to establish trust and rapport with the participants. Afterwards, we administered questionnaires to establish the baseline data which served as our basis in inviting three families to be members of our focus group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Family Literacy: Article about IVRS in School of International Development External Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Article about GRTA project in externally focussed newsletter about DEV research (page 17)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/20142/1388125/DEV-Annual-NewsLetter-2021-2022.pdf/f0ff0882-20dd-fa0d...
 
Description Family Literacy: Article about project in UEA UNESCO chair newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The newsletter is published by the UEA UNESCO Chair and featured the GRTA Family Literacy project on Page 12 and circulated to partners and promoted on social media. The intention of the article was to raise awareness of the project to interested practitioners and researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/595200/30010830/newsletter4%282%29_compressed-2.pdf/803d87d8-f6aa-5b...
 
Description Family Literacy: BDU Website (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A Website has also been developed and launched during the final workshop held by Bahir Dar University. The preparation of the website is meant to document and communicate the activities of the project and the UEA UNESCO Chair at Bahir Dar University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL http://www.bdu.edu.et/unescochair
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog on UKFIET website about the Family Literacy project's symposium at the 2021 UKFIET Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog providing a debrief of the symposium led by the project partners at the 2021 UKFIET conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ukfiet.org/2021/family-literacy-and-indigenous-learning-reimagined-within-international-...
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog post ""I Found Power To Become Part Of A Bigger Mission" - How A Mentorship Programme Made An Impact In Asia" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 12.01.21 the GRTA admin team published a blog based on material provided by Gina Lontoc from UST Philippines about their mentorship programme. The blog featured testimonies, a poem and a painting from participants on the mentorship scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/family-literacy
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog post "University Of Santo Tomas, Philippines, Hosts Two Family Literacy E-Forums" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 01.10.20 the GRTA admin team published a blog based on material provided by Gina Lontoc from UST Philippines about the first two e-forums held for post-graduate researchers during September.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/family-literacy
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog post ' COVID-19: a turning point for health literacy? Comparing initiatives in Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal, the Philippines and the UK' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 05.05.2020 the Family Literacy sub-project team published a blog written by the researchers on UKFIET website. This blog is based on reflections by the UEA UNESCO Chair family literacy team based on group WhatsApp conversations. The team realised that their exploration into how people pass on knowledge and skills informally within families and communities - including mediating health messages - takes on a new significance in the current COVID-19 crisis.
The blog has been referenced by UNESCO in an official document: UNESCO COVID-19 Education Response - Unlocking the potential of family and intergenerational learning. Document code: ED/2020/IN2.3 URL: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000373512
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ukfiet.org/2020/covid-19-a-turning-point-for-health-literacy-comparing-initiatives-in-et...
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog post 'Families learning together: reflections from Malawi and Ethiopia' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 15.05.2020, partners from Malawi, Ethiopia and team at UEA wrote and published a new blog during the international day of families. The blog gives insights of the fieldwork in Malawi and Ethiopia and reflect on the uses. They raised a few questions: What do we mean by 'indigenous' literacy practices and texts, and how do these differ between cultural contexts? How do younger and older generations view the everyday literacy and learning practices that they engage in? How do sectors outside education, particularly health and agriculture, draw on indigenous knowledge and intergenerational learning? How could Government and NGO family literacy programmes and policy build on and incorporate indigenous literacy and learning practices?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/research/about-uea-research/oda-research/grta/family-literacy
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog post 'Families learning together: reflections from Nepal and the Philippines' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.04.2020, the GRTA admin team published a blog for the Family Literacy sub-project, written by researchers in the field. In this blog, researchers from the GRTA Family Literacy, Indigenous Learning and Sustainable Development project reflect on emerging findings from ongoing field research in Nepal and the Philippines. This first instalment focuses on insights from our teams in South and South-East Asian regions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/2654296/32509969/BLOG+Families+learning+together+-+reflections+from+...
 
Description Family Literacy: Blog post 'Problematizing the 'Solution' of Printed Materials' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 27.04.2020, Gina Lontoc, Camilla Vizconde and Belinda de Castro from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines published a blog. This project is part of the Global Research Translation Award (GRTA) project, which investigates how family literacy can build on indigenous learning in order to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Women farmers on rice fields in San Jose, Nueva Ecija, Philippines Pinili, in the city of San Jose, Nueva Ecija province, is one of the focus areas of this project. In this rural community, literacy is an important part of their everyday livelihood practices. The team explores literacy practices in this rural community and reflects on insights of fieldwork in the Philippines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://balid.org.uk/blog/2020/04/27/problematizing-the-solution-of-printed-materials/
 
Description Family Literacy: COVID-19 responses by UST Team, Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 01.06.2020, in response to challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, the Dominican Family for Justice and Peace and Care of Creation - Philippines launched the Dominican Family COVID-19 Response Project in which Gina Lontoc has been involved as Project Coordinator. The 'SOAPers' or members of the Sustainable Organic Agricultural Project Team of RCSSED have taken a proactive stance towards the issue of ensuring food security most especially during a state of public emergency created by COVID-19. SOAP is one of the projects under UST-UEA partnership through the UNESCO Chair Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/1903998/UEA-UNESCO+Chair+Newsletter+5(N)+final-compressed.pdf/...
 
Description Family Literacy: Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Training (2) (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Another round of training was held from 23-24 February/2022 to all National Regional States and City Administrations in the country as well as for all the 12 universities in Ethiopia that have Adult Education Degree Programme. Representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education were also there. Around 30 participants took part. Mr. Koye Kassa, a Research and Community Services Vice Dean at the College of Education and Behavioural Sciences opened this training. At the end, Mrs. Haregua Mamo, from the Ministry of Education made a closing remark. Among other things, she criticized that the different regions perform differently on various programmes, including adult education despite uniform attention and support they get from the ministry, which shows the commitment and attention given by the different regions. She commended the coming together of university academics and regional experts together. And, she reminded university academics, all regions and city administrations to work in collaboration in order to achieve better result. She also said that this training on family literacy and learning, and CLC will be instrumental in realizing better programmes in the future. Besides, she reflected that family literacy and learning is already being practiced in the community, and that it is not a totally new phenomenon to Ethiopian context. She reminded the participants that it would be important to build on from the already existing indigenous practices while thinking about family literacy and learning. Regarding CLCs, she said that they can be learning spaces for people of all ages and conditions in every community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Family Literacy: Capacity Building and Awareness Raising Training (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Ethiopian project team organized and provided training on the concepts of family literacy and learning, community learning centres (CLCs) and facilitation skills. Here are the details of the trainings and their participants:
1. From 17-19 February/2022 to the Regional Education Bureau, all Zones and City administrations of Amhara National Regional State, experts and facilitators all CLCs (both operational and planned), and Woreda/District level experts and facilitators in Bahir Dar (90 trainees participated in 2 rounds).
Upon the request of the Regional Education Bureau, time was allotted for discussion on technical and administrative issues of adult education in the region with all participants. Accordingly, Mr. Mulaw Abebe, Deputy Head of the Amhara Regional Education Bureau led the discussion. This was again a hot session where candid discussions of challenges and opportunities of the region's adult education sector were raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Family Literacy: Certificate course on "Family Literacy and Intergenerational Learning" - Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact To promote adult literacy and learning through research, community development initiatives, and continuing education programs, the UST Family Literacy unit of the Graduate School, in partnership with 'Transformare', has opened applications for scholarship opportunity and for its certificate course on "Family Literacy and Intergenerational Learning".
The deadline for the submission of applications will be on February 21, 2022. The accepted applicants will be notified on or before February 28, 2022.
The 8-week certificate course aims to empower its students with the understanding of the key components of family literacy and intergenerational learning, thus providing a space for students to share ideas, to develop new skills in supporting families and empowering community members, and to enrich the discourse on issues related to families and in the community. The topics covered in the scope of the certificate program include gender roles, linguistic diversity, culture and migration, and mental health.
Upon accomplishing the certificate course, students are expected to produce a project proposal, which they intend to put into practice within their institutions and communities.
A part of the impact activities of the research project entitled "Family literacy, Indigenous Learning and Sustainable Development: Proof of Concept Pilot", this certificate course was borne out of the UST Graduate School's partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation based at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.
Transformare is a Philippine-based interdisciplinary network that promotes adult literacy and lifelong learning through research, campaigns, policy discussions, and trainings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ust.edu.ph/call-for-applications-family-literacy-and-intergenerational-learning-certific...
 
Description Family Literacy: Conference on Families and sustainable communities: The role of families in meeting the SDGs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 29.02.2020, project partner University of Santo Tomas hosted a Hybrid Conference (face to face and e-forum) called 'Families and sustainable communities: The role of families in meeting the SDGs' in Manila, Philippines. Postgraduate attendees heard a series of presentations on the nature of family literacy and its role in meeting the targets of the SDGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: Country research report published: ETHIOPIA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Country in-depth research report on family literacy and indigenous learning published: ETHIOPIA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482035/UNESCO_Ethiopia_final+version_6th+sept.pdf/eb798247-24...
 
Description Family Literacy: Country research report published: MALAWI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Country in-depth research report on family literacy and indigenous learning published: MALAWI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482035/UNESCO_Malawi_final+version_6+Sept.pdf/0dc7311b-92ab-9...
 
Description Family Literacy: Country research report published: NEPAL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Country in-depth research report on family literacy and indigenous learning published: NEPAL
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482035/UNESCO_NEPAL_final+version_6+sept+smaller.pdf/c237c2c8...
 
Description Family Literacy: Country research report published: PHILIPPINES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Country in-depth research report on family literacy and indigenous learning published: PHILIPPINES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482035/UNESCO_Philippines_final_6+sept.pdf/847f8283-0301-a2ff...
 
Description Family Literacy: FAMILY LITERACY, INDIGENOUS LEARNING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - synthesis report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This report is a synthesis of the research findings from the four country studies, including literature-based reviews and ethnographic research data presented in the country reports, as well as the executive summary reports for Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal and the Philippines. The research reports for each country are published separately in full and offer a more in depth account of the research findings, literature review and methodology (see reference section). This synthesis report starts with an examination of dominant conceptualisations of family literacy and policy current today and goes on to describe the research methodology and methods employed by the four country research teams. It then offers a comparative analysis of the empirical research findings and is followed by an analysis of the policy contexts. It concludes with a discussion of the significance and contribution of this research and its innovative approach to learning and literacy at local, national and international levels.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/96135/5482035/synthesis+report_final_ecopy.pdf/4660378d-5771-c2bb-54...
 
Description Family Literacy: Family Literacy Workshop, Malawi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The GCRF Family Literacy Workshop for Malawi was held in two blocks from 30th March to 1st April and from 8th to 9th April 2021 respectively. In general, its aim was to build research capacity for MA students so that they are able to conduct in-depth qualitative research and produce high-quality academic work. In particular, the workshop sought to introduce MA students to family literacy research and ethnographic methodologies. Initially, the plan was to hold a single day workshop covering just two issues, i.e. family literacy and ethnography and open participation to MA students from other departments. However, a departmental assessment established that MA students in African Languages and Linguistics Department to which most members of the family literacy project in Malawi belong, were experiencing various challenges in the entire research processes. It was therefore, felt that it would make sense to broaden the scope of the workshop so as to address such challenges. Consequently, we increased the number of days and restricted the pool of participants to MA students from the Department of African Languages and Linguistics in line with the resources available. Initially, the plan was to hold a single day workshop covering just two issues, i.e. family literacy and ethnography and open participation to MA students from other departments. However, a departmental assessment established that MA students in African Languages and Linguistics Department to which most members of the family literacy project in Malawi belong, were experiencing various challenges in the entire research processes. It was therefore, felt that it would make sense to broaden the scope of the workshop so as to address such challenges. Consequently, we increased the number of days and restricted the pool of participants to MA students from the Department of African Languages and Linguistics in line with the resources available. The topics covered include an introduction to qualitative research, family literacy, topic selection and narrowing, problem statement, finding sources and referencing, plagiarism, literature review, conceptual and theoretical framework, referencing technologies, writing the thesis, ethnographic and field research, ethnographic research in language and literacy, desk research, discourse and thematic analysis, document management. Students described the workshop as helpful, useful, wonderful, very good, relevant, insightful, great and above all a success. Almost all of them said that after the workshop they felt confident in conducting their research.
One of them said: The workshop was very useful. It has enlightened me on many research aspects. I am contemplating on conducting my research in linguistics learning towards family literacy based on what I have learnt in this seminar. 
The students wished the workshop had been conducted at the beginning of their MA programme. They expressed the hope that similar workshops would be held in future even for undergraduate students. Another participants said:

The workshop was very useful. It has prepared us well as beginners in research. I have gained a lot of knowledge in family literacy which I intend to apply in my studies. The activities we have done during this workshop have given me confidence and I am now ready to do my research activities.

For some students the workshop just came at the right time. One of them said:

I have never done field research before. I have been equipped with the necessary tools which will help me do my research.

Another one said:

I did not have knowledge on thesis presentation as well as on how to conduct research. The knowledge I have gained will enable me to conduct my research well. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Family Literacy: Family Literacy and Intergenerational Learning: A mentorship programme by the University of Santo Tomas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Family Literacy Team of the University of Santo Tomas have been running a mentorship programme for two months (October and November 2020). It aims to provide a space for participants to share ideas, develop new skills in supporting families and empowering community members, and discuss topics relating to families and wider community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/dam16qwu_uea_ac_uk/EV8B7rY2GlxBh74uXZ8fHWIBx1DlL...
 
Description Family Literacy: Family Literacy and Intergenerational Learning: A mentorship programme by the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Family Literacy Team of the University of Santo Tomas run a mentorship programme for two months (October and November 2020) for postgraduate students. It aimed to provide a space for participants to share ideas, develop new skills in supporting families and empowering community members, and discuss topics relating to families and wider community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://bit.ly/GRTAFamilyLiteracy
 
Description Family Literacy: GRTA Workshop in Taulihawa, Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CERID/TU organized a province level workshop in Kailvastu Municipality of Kapilvastu district on 12th February 2022. The workshop had two main tasks:
a) To disseminate the findings of the research on family literacy and intergenerational learning under the GRTA project.
b) To share the manual designed for enhancing documentation of local knowledge and practice, and collect suggestions from the representatives of different social sectors to improve it.

Participants
In the workshop, there were 31 participants. Among them there were 11 participants from 4 different learning centers. The Chairperson and one/two members of 4 different CLCs working in Muslim and Tharu communities participated in the workshop. There were 4 Head Teachers and 4 teachers from 4 different public schools working in the Kapilvastu district. Most of the schools were serving the children of Muslim communities of the district. Local Government officials including the Chief of the Social Division Section of Kapilvastu Municipality, chief of Education section n unit for this municipality, and the chief of Education section for Budhhabhumi Municipality, another municipality of Kapilvastu district participated in the workshop. Similarly, there were 2 female participants from the local Muslim community. One of them was the research participant, and was involved in painting, weaving, and tailoring. The chairperson of the non-governmental organizations of Kapilvastu district participated in the workshop. Also, there were participants from the local public campuses and their Research Management Cells. One Campus Chief of the TU-affiliated public campus and representative researcher-teachers from two public campuses were present in the workshop. In short, we had our participants from CLCs, Local Governments, Schools, university campuses, the Muslim community, and I/NGOs.

Activities
The rationale of the workshop was highlighted by Kamal Raj Devkota from CERID/TU. Then the chief of the Education Coordination Unit of Kapilvastu Municipality had a short presentation on policies and programs of LGs on literacy, adult literacy and life-long learning including government supports to CLCs. The chairperson cum representative of I/NGOs of Kapilvastu district had a presentation reflecting on the overall programs implemented (by I/NGOs) in the Muslim communities and other local communities in the area of adult literacy and lifelong learning and women empowerment.
Prof. Sushan Acharya from CERID/TU highlighted the background information regarding CERID/TU collaboration with UEA, UK, and other universities in the Philippines, Malawi, and Ethiopia in the research on family literacy and intergenerational learning. Prof. Acharya and Kamal Raj Devkota, jointly presented the research issue, context, methods, and major findings of the research conducted in four different communities in Nepal. Participants were distributed with the executive summary of the research (Nepal section of the synthesis report and translated it into the Nepali language).
Then, the participants were involved in a two-hour-long workshop, especially on 'Local knowledge and practice' - a manual developed for supporting documentation of the local knowledge. The participants were divided into six groups.
Group A and B: CLCs and representatives
Group C: Schools (Teachers and Headteachers)
Group D: Local Government and I/NGOs
Group E: Campus chiefs and RMC researchers
Participant groups were provided 'the manual' and asked to discuss on the strengths, and areas to be improved in the manual. In this regard, four guiding questions (in Nepali translated version) were given:
a) What do you think are the strong aspects of this manual?
b) After reading this manual, what areas do you think are difficult to understand?
c) To what extent and how do you think this manual facilitates the documentation of local knowledge and skills?
d) What areas do you think need to be incorporated further while finalizing this manual
Based on the discussion, each team made a short group presentation. Based on the group presentation, a consolidation of ideas and areas to be improved in the manual were identified.
Finally, participants were asked for opinions.
a) What do you feel about the research findings we presented, and how do you use these findings in regard to promoting and documenting local knowledge, skills and practices?
b) How do you use this manual for the documentation of local knowledge in your local context?
In this regard, the major opinions expressed by the groups are as follows:
A. CLCs
- We are more motivated to explore new ways of documenting the local knowledge, skills and practices that are being endangered in diverse communities. We will manage discussions, make plan and initiate our works in this area.
- We will go to the communities of our catchment, find out what local knowledge and skills are still in practice and what are not. Then, make interaction with the local political and government bodies, request to make an agenda for the annual programs, and start working in the communities.
B. School Headteachers and Teachers
- Identifying local and indigenous knowledge that student or student groups have had, and link their knowledge and skills in their school learning.
- Bring local and indigenous knowledge and skills in classroom learning, and promote their skills for future entrepreneurship skills on local knowledge and skills in this area.
C. University and campuses and RMCs
- Conceptualizing/planning research and investigation in the area of local knowledge and skills of the catchment areas.
- Involving students in researching and documenting local knowledge and skills of their respective communities and frame that in their practical works and assignment in their courses and curriculum.
- Researching local knowledge and skills of the catchment area, documenting and collecting in the campus library
- Designing and implementing non-credit courses that account local knowledge, skills and practices. Orienting campus graduates to promote entrepreneurship skills that respect knowledge and skills in their future career.


D. Local Governments and Government bodies including I/NGOs
- Got a different perspectives of understanding literacy, indigenous knowledge and skills. Motivated with the research conclusion that how literacies are diversely enacted in different communities. This becomes a guideline for our future policies and programs.
- The research findings are found very important. Therefore these findings will be used as reference while developing policies and programs of the local municipality.
- This research has guided us to work in how these literacies, local knowledge and skills, and life-long learning be linked to promote indigenous occupation, employment, and income-generation of the locals.
- Use the research as the reference materials for the policies and plans of the LGs.
- Much inspired with the concept of the documentation of local knowledge and skills to respect, promote and capitalize local knowledge and skills. We will use this concept in our upcoming plan.
"Documentation of local knowledge will be used in the annual programs in our municipality" (Chief, Social Development Section, Kapilvastu Municipality)
"This research has motivated us on how local knowledge can be used to tackle with one-way development (top-down) model. And how local knowledge and skills can be promoted for sustainable development of the community" (Chief, Social Development Section, Kapilvastu Municipality)

This activity has been published as a blog on the GRTA website (see link below) and promoted via social channels (e.g. https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1501252873887248393)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/family-litera...
 
Description Family Literacy: Literacy Day Photo Competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 01.09.2020, to mark this year's International Literacy Day celebration the team launched a #LiteracyDay Photo Challenge! To enter, participants should post a picture answering the following questions using the hashtags #FamiliesLearningTogether #LiteracyInFamilies: How are you and your family learning together during the COVID-19 pandemic? What does literacy look like at home and in your community?
Best photos get the chance to be featured in a global UNESCO Chair literacy event in 2021.
This activity's scope is to engage with audiences from all over the world but especially partner DAC countries, were competition is also advertised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/UNESCOChairUEA/photos/a.114790727016843/114780537017862/
 
Description Family Literacy: Malawi Country research report - Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 9.09.21, the University of Malawi published a press release on their website about the country in-depth research report on family literacy and indigenous learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bdu.edu.et/content/international-literacy-day-ild
 
Description Family Literacy: Manual Training Workshop (Malawi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Family Literacy Malawi team ran workshops for training manual with govt and NGO stakeholders as they identified a gap in the REFLECT programme with opportunity to push in new ideas. (REFLECT is a programme which aims to empower local groups to engage in transformative development and in the process to learn literacy (and numeracy)). An orientation is planned for the future with Government and NGO trainers (who are training literacy facilitators) and in collaboration with REFLECT forum. After the workshop, they plan a pilot with input from users for the training manual.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Family Literacy: Newsletter articles and poster writing retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Malawi research team was at Liwonde, Machinga for a five-day newsletter articles writing retreat which started on 15th and ended on 19th November 2021. The aims of the retreat were to draft a poster presentation for dissemination and to produce a pool of articles which will be edited and organised into a special issue of a country-based project newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/r/personal/ffm10fau_uea_ac_uk/Documents/GRTA%20shared/FAMIL...
 
Description Family Literacy: Participation in UIL online course on how to plan family and intergenerational literacy and learning (FILL) programmes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact From 19/10/2020 to 13/11/2020 the Family Literacy team attended this online course. The main objective of the course was to provide participants with a basic understanding of the family and intergenerational literacy and learning (FILL) approach, and the skills to plan, design and implement a FILL programme in their local contexts. The training was developed for professionals in the education sector, representatives from civil society organizations, non-governmental providers and government institutions for literacy and early childhood education services, teacher educators and teachers, trainers and researchers in non-formal and adult education, as well as professionals with an interest in literacy learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: Policy Brief workshop with Ulrike Hanemann 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On 17.11.2020,the Family Literacy Team had a workshop with 'critical friend' Ulrike Hanemann, formerly with UIL. Ulrike introduced the features of a policy brief, provided practical tips in making briefs engaging to a variety of audience. It was also an opportunity for teams to share their early analysis and their key policy messages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: Postgraduate Forum on Adult Education Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 09.11.2019 and 15.02.2020, approximately 50 postgraduates attended forums on adult literacy at Pinili in the Philippines. The forums were looking at: Adult Literacy Programs and Family-Centered Practices in Community Building: Revisiting the Roles of Philippine Higher Education and included a panel discussion and a world cafe.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
 
Description Family Literacy: Project Launch during 1st International Conference on Gender, Adult Literacy and Active Citizenship for Social Transformation in Manila, Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 200 delegates attended the 1st International Conference on Gender, Adult Literacy and Active Citizenship for Social Transformation in Manila, Philippines on 21/11/2019. The Family Literacy GRTA project was launched at this event. Universities, NGOs, Philippine government agencies were participating in the conference and learned about the research in a series of seminars led by the project partners from Malawi, Nepal, Philippines and Ethiopia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/UNESCOChair_UEA/status/1197060063933763589
 
Description Family Literacy: TV Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Family Literacy Malawi team held a TV interview to explain some of their GRTA research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Family Literacy: The GCRF-UST Family Literacy Team 1st Postgraduate e-Forum on Adult Education 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 3.09.2020, The Family Literacy team of the University of Santo Tomas hosted the 1st e-Forum on Adult Education 2020, via Zoom. Around sixty (60) participants from the USA, Nepal, Vietnam, UK, Myanmar, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, and the Philippines attended this event with the theme, Adult Literacy Programs and Family-Centered Practices in Community Building: Revisiting the Roles of Philippine Higher Education.

The first e-forum was in response to challenges posed by communities to provide access to education, whether formal or non-formal, to all members of the society. The program started with welcome messages from Rev. Fr. Napoleon Sipalay, Jr., O.P., the Prior Provincial, Dominican Province of the Philippines and from Rev. Fr. Victor Calvo, Jr., O.P., the Chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Dominican Promoters of Justice, Peace & Care of Creation. This was followed by the talk of Professor Anna Robinson-Pant, Ph.D. who is the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation. The theme of her talk was Family literacy as a pathway to lifelong learning. She emphasized the need to strengthen the role of the Higher Education sector in reimagining the landscape of education, particularly in advocating intergenerational learning. She also emphasised that lifelong learning is the integration of learning and living and is for people of all ages, and may be done in a variety of modalities.

The program continued with presentations from various Higher Education institutions which discussed the status of adult literacy programs implemented in their institutions alongside the discussion of challenges, issues and future directions for adult education and intergenerational learning. Invited members of the panel were Dr. Arceli M. Amarles of the Philippine Normal University, Dr. Ma. Joahna Mante-Estacio of De La Salle University, Dr. Grace Reoperez of University of the Philippines, and Asst. Prof. Froilan Alipao of the University of Santo Tomas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: The GCRF-UST Family Literacy Team 2nd Postgraduate e-Forum on Adult Education 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 17.09.2020, The family literacy team of the University of Santo Tomas hosted the second e-Forum on Adult Education 2020, with participants from the UK, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, and the Philippines. The theme of the forum was Families and sustainable communities: The role of family literacy in meeting the SDGs. This online forum aimed to explore the nature of family literacy and its role in meeting the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Ulrike Hanemann served as the keynote speaker and the theme of her talk was Promising experiences of intergenerational approaches to literacy teaching and learning at the international level. She emphasized the need to make learning relevant and useful for adult learners through integrated programmes, such as embedding literacy and numeracy, or linking the programme with social and health services. She also added that learning through community-oriented projects, recruiting facilitators from the learners' community, and choosing topics in collaboration with local communities are useful strategies in intergenerational learning.

There were also guest speakers from different institutions who underscored the need to expand the definition of family learning taking into consideration the social context of families, and looking into the aspect of gender, environmental, ecological, and indigenous practices to address learning within sustainable communities. Invited members of the panel were Professor Sushan Acharya, Ph.D., Professor of Education from Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal, Ms. May Cinco, National Coordinator of E-Net Philippines, and Christopher Millora, Chairperson of the British Association for Literacy in Development (BALID) and PhD Scholar to the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom.

These online events are spearheaded by the UST Family Literacy Team (Dr. Gina Lontoc, Prof. Camilla Vizconde, and Prof. Belinda de Castro) under the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation at the University of East Anglia and in partnership with the Graduate School of the University of Santo Tomas, UST Research Center for Social Sciences and Education (RCSSED), and the Asia-Pacific Dominican Promoters of Justice, Peace & Care of Creation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: The GCRF-UST Family Literacy Team 3rd Postgraduate e-Forum on Adult Education 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "On 10.12.2020, the UST team held the last of the postgraduate e-forum on adult education webinars.

The GCRF Family Literacy Project of the University of Santo Tomas held its final Postgraduate e-Forum dubbed as Family Literacy Initiatives, what can be learned?: Impact on Policymaking and Community Program Design and Implementation. The aim of this e-forum was to facilitate the sharing of best practices and lessons learned from previous experiences in order to improve the academics' understanding of potential challenges and benefits of family literacy and intergenerational learning initiatives. There were 103 local and international participants who joined the webinar. One of the highlights of this online forum was the presentation of outputs of participants who had participated in the 2-month Family Literacy and Intergenerational Learning Mentorship Program.

The programme started with the welcome remarks of Prof. Lilia Sison, Ph.D., the Director of the UST Office for International Relations and Programs. Gracing the event were Dr. Symon Chiziwa, of the University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi, Dr. Valerie Damasco of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Ms. Cecilia Soriano of the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), Quezon City, Philippines. After the presentations and the open forum, was the showcase of Family Literacy and Intergenerational Learning Mentorship Program outputs by selected mentees namely, Sr. Ruby Clare, O.P., Mr. Radel James, Gacumo, and Ms. Bernardine Obial. Reflections followed thereafter which were given by Dr. Kamal Raj Devkota, Lecturer/Trainer from the Research Center for Educational Innovation and Development (CERID), Tribhuvan University, Nepal and by Rev. Fr. Boyd Sulpico, O.P., the Provincial Syndic of the Dominican Province of the Philippines. To conclude the day's event, Prof. Michael Anthony Vasco, Ph.D., the Dean of the UST Graduate School, gave the closing remarks.

This online activity was funded by the Global Challenges Research Funds (GCRF) which was awarded to Asst. Prof. Gina Lontoc, Ph.D. and Prof. Camilla Vizconde, Ph.D. for their research project, Family literacy and sustainable development: how can we build on indigenous intergenerational learning? "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: Third Research methods e-workshops series, Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 1.08.2020, as part of the Family Literacy activities, TU CERID organised the third Research Methodology Workshop-III especially targeting the early career researchers/faculties of the constituent campuses of Tribhuvan University located in rural settings across the Nation. 30 participants from 11 different constituent colleges of TU participated. There were three sessions lasting 1.5 hrs. each.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Family Literacy: UEA UNESCO Chair Literacy Day with the theme 'Universities, adult learning and sustainable development: Exploring the links' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 19/11/2019, 40 people attended the mini-conference hosted by the UEA UNESCO Chair at University Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. The theme was 'Universities, adult learning and sustainable development: Exploring the links'. Participants included all the Family Literacy partners from Malawi, Ethiopia, Nepal and Philippines as well as UEA. In addition, government officials from the Philippine's departments of Education and Social Welfare and Development were present. Other Philippine universities were represented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/595200/14503295/Unesco-Chair-Day-PH2019.pdf/d1e88072-b28d-b19f-9158-...
 
Description Family Literacy: UNESCO Chair Newsletter VOL 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 23.06.2020 the Family Literacy team published the UNESCO Chair newsletter. The newsletter contained news on sub-project progress and insights of first data analysis, with data collected from fieldwork. It also contained news on the sustainable food systems sub-project, as part of the development school of UEA. The newsletter also showed what the teams have been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://ow.ly/eUCk50Agn6L
 
Description Family Literacy: UNESCO International webinar on Family literacy and indigenous and local learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Last 9th-10th December 2021, the GRTA Family Literacy team co-hosted a 2-day international webinar on 'Family Literacy and Indigenous and Local Learning' with UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) Hamburg and the UNESCO Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development in Paris. The first day was a public event that included research presentations from the family literacy teams in Malawi, Nepal, the Philippines and Ethiopia. The second day was an invitation only session to deepen the discussions on the insights arising from the first day. The event followed a World Café format where participants engage in small group discussions and reflections. The event gathered more than 180 participants on the first day and around 28 participants on the second day. Together, the two days brought together policy-makers, practitioners and academics to share and discuss the dynamics of family literacy and intergenerational learning from these different perspectives. Included in those present were representatives from government ministries in education, local, national and international NGOs, UN agencies, foundations, adult learning coalitions and councils, universities, and other research institutions. A director of an international NGO on adult learning and empowerment shared "Yesterday was inspiring it made me realise there is so much more to do to get children and parents learning. My head is spinning with ideas!". While a head of a Ministry of Education commented: "It was a very good and fruitful webinar. I got other useful perspectives of Family literacy and indigenous learning".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ueanorwich-my.sharepoint.com/personal/ffm10fau_uea_ac_uk/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?csf=1&web...
 
Description Family Literacy: USAID Resilience for Food Security Youth in Agri-food Systems learning Activity panel forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact USAID Resilience for Food Security Youth in Agri-food Systems learning Activity hosted a panel forum that tackled innovative methods of ensuring youth voice and participation in policy, advocacy, and governance in the field of agriculture. This was held last July 27, 2021 via Zoom Webinar. The final set of presentations was given by Dr. Chiziwa and Dr. Lontoc and shared the highlights of the family literacy projects under the Global Research Translation Award (GRTA) program of the UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation with particular focus on empowerment of young people and their communities through their engagement in economic activities. In Malawi, Dr. Chiziwa shared the intergenerational transfer of knowledge wherein parents and children work together in carrying tasks pertaining to rice farming, fishing, wood carving, mushroom production, beekeeping, and mat making. He emphasised the importance of passing on indigenous knowledge through its utilization in livelihoods. He also suggested that to preserve indigenous knowledge, this needs to be integrated in the formal school curriculum.

Lastly, Dr. Lontoc talked about intergenerational learning in the context community-based livelihoods through organic farming. She discussed how the out-of-school youth helped in cascading organic farming projects in the community through their collaboration with People's Organization (PO). She pointed out the crucial role of young people in the integration of information and communication technology in farming practices. She expressed that initiatives like these could encourage the youth to engage in agriculture and intergenerational learning and to contribute to the creation of more sustainable food systems and sustainable futures. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Family Literacy: Video shooting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Between 13/07/2021 - 15/07/2021 and 21/09/2021 - 26/09/2021 the Malawi research team and a Chancellor College TV crew were involved in a video shooting activity for a family literacy documentary.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Family Literacy: Virtual Kumustahan with UST Family Literacy Team and Families, Philippines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In April 2021, The Family Literacy Team of the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines composing of Dr. Gina Lontoc, Dr. Camilla Vizconde, and Dr. Belinda De Castro has been running series of stakeholders' meetings for the research project, Health literacy, indigenous practices and family learning in the time of COVID-19, led by the UNESCO Team in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Through virtual Kumustahan with Families (Kumusta, from Spanish greeting como esta, is a Filipino greeting which means how are you) the team explores how families and communities access, process, and communicate health and COVID-19 information and how they draw on their local knowledge and practices to engage with the information.   The team is gathering information from rural (Calasiao, Pangasinan) and urban (Malibay, Pasay) areas. Participants are members of communities facilitated by the Dominican Sisters of Charity of  the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin. This congregation has also been involved in the Family Literacy Mentorship Programme spearheaded by UST Family Literacy Team in 2020 under the project, Family literacy and sustainable development: how can we build on indigenous intergenerational learning?  which was also funded by the GCRF. Sr. Ruby Clare Jose, O.P., one of the mentees of the programme, along with other sisters, has been engaging with families in planning and implementing family literacy and intergenerational learning initiatives. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Family Literacy: Webinar 'Family literacy and indigenous learning: perspectives from Malawi, Nepal, Ethiopia and the Philippines' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Family Literacy Team held a webinar to discuss some preliminary findings arising from the ethnographic research in various communities, including in indigenous groups, in Malawi, Nepal, Ethiopia in the Philippines. The webinar had 195 registrations and 113 participants joined the event live. It was truly an international gathering as attendees came from 32 countries, 20 of those from ODA-recipient countries.

*numbers indicate number of attendees

During the webinar, representatives from each country research team shared emerging themes from their fieldwork. Camilla Vizconde from the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) kicked off the discussion with findings on how economic migration so common among Filipino households has led to shifting 'gender roles' in families including the role of digital literacy in facilitating such shift. In Malawi, the presentation by Jean Chavula (University of Malawi) showed how families in the Makinjira area in Malawi transfer farming practices from one generation to the next. In Nepal, Sushan Acharya from Tribhuvan University shared how reading and writing in the communities they researched with were closely linked with religious practices. For example, a teenager girl taught her younger siblings how to read the Quran and Islamic poetry in Arabic. In Ethiopia, the presentation by Abiy Menkir Gizaw from Bahir Dar University revealed how families attach different values to indigenous health practices as compared to 'modern' healthcare.
During the discussion that followed, the audience picked up interesting similarities across all the case studies such as how health and agricultural practices were strongly gendered. There were also discussions on the tensions in 'preserving' indigenous practices but also navigating new tools of communication like the digital. Many questions were about the relevance of the findings in policymaking and programme development in family learning. To this end, there was a discussion on the potential value of recognising the practices and knowledge already existing in communities rather than only focusing on external interventions. There were also further questions that developed around the role of literacy in facilitating and supporting the changes that the research has documented and observed.

The webinar began with an introduction into the Family Literacy Project and the wider UEA GRTA project by Anna Robinson-Pant (Principal Investigator) and Chris Millora (Research Associate at UEA). Anna closed the event by sharing that the next steps of the project are to develop the dissemination and impact components through workshops with in-country and international policymakers. The teams are also set to develop video documentaries, training guides and other materials based on some findings.
The fruitful discussions during the webinar was also facilitated by a good mix of academics, including students, and practitioners. There were representatives from UNESCO offices/programmes in France (including Paris Headquarters), Senegal, Afghanistan and the Gambia; Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japan NGO Network for Education, Mercy Corps Nepal, Childfund International in the US, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education and the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) among several others. There were also participants from the Universities of Herat (Afghanistan), South Australia, Woldia (Ethiopia), Muammadiyah Malang (Indonesia), National Dong Hwa (Taiwan), Glasgow and Oxford (UK).
One of the participants, Godfrey Sentumbwe of LABE (Literacy and Adult Basic Education) Uganda shared that some findings, particularly those from Nepal (siblings teaching each other), resonated with the common practice of children's learning during early years in (rural) Africa. He said: "the take-away for (education) policy makers: building on this family tradition to enhance formal education both at home and in schools by adoption of child-to-child peer learning pedagogies. This should of course be built on family cultural knowledge and practices e.g. the story telling tradition in children's mother tongues to enhance mother tongue literacy education. Doing so would be good strategy towards building inclusive and sustainable education systems."
This webinar is part of the Education and Development (EDU DEV) Public Seminar Series. The UEA School of Education and Lifelong Learning and the School of International Development run a joint research seminar series in the Autumn and Spring semesters. The seminars are open to all and aim to address issues within the fields of education and international development, and comparative education. The seminar series moves online this year - offering the opportunity to engage with a broader international audience interested in learning about new research in this area and sharing in our discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bigmarker.com/UEAUK/Family-literacy-and-indigenous-learning-perspectives-from-Malawi-Nep...
 
Description Family Literacy: Workshop of the Family Literacy, Indigenous Learning and Sustainable Development Project (Ethiopia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop took part on February 25/2022 at Unison Hotel, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Around 70 Participants took part on the workshop. Academics in the area of Adult Education from 12 universities, adult education experts of all national regional states and city administration, representatives of the Ministry of Education, International and National non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations, Bahir Dar City adult education experts, some study participants, Bahir Dar University top and middle administration and members of the media took part. Welcoming and opening speeches were made by Dr. Essey Kebede (BDU Academic Affairs Vice President) and Dr. Tesfaye Shiferaw (BDU Research and Community Services Vice President), respectively. On the welcoming speech, Dr. Essey remarked that BDU has been the oldest institute in Ethiopia in running adult education programmes and mentioned that BDU is a pioneer in opening the first Diploma and BA level Adult Education Programmes in the country. In his opening speech, Dr. Tesfaye reminded everyone that although this is the end of the project activities, it should be the beginning for all concerned bodies to take up promoting and undertaking family literacy and learning works. After the workshop opening, the project outputs (intervention and dissemination activities mentioned above) were introduced/presented to the participants (by Abiy Menkir, Yeraswork Megersa, and Ermiyas Tsehay). Next, a documentary film was shown to the participants. Then, Turuwark Zalalam and Tizita Lemma presented the findings of the study to the participants. During the morning health-break, a story of the project and the study was presented with just photos taken at different times and different places. Besides, the representatives from Awramba started to explain the photos that were taken in Awramba, without preparation. The participants were excited about everything the heard and saw. The whole afternoon session was allotted for discussions and reflections by the participants. Accordingly, a small group discussion was held with a world-café format. Discussion triggering questions were presented to the participants and sufficient time was given for discussion. Later on, during harvest, participants reflected the results of their discussion in each table. To make the discussions fruitful, participants were seated according to their category (e.g. academics, government structure, NGO/CSO).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description GRTA team speaks at national webinar 'Covid19 pandemic, lockdown and migration:a sociological perspective' hosted by Central University of Odisha, Koraput 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Between 4-6th October 2021, GRTA Sustainable Food Systems team presented online as part of the national Indian webinar entitled 'Covid19 pandemic, lockdown and migration:a sociological perspective' hosted by The Department of Sociology at the Central University of Odisha, Koraput.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/cuokoraput/status/1444507004106469385
 
Description Local dissemination workshops in the study villages 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three events were conducted at the panchayat level to disseminate the findings and outputs of the various activities undertaken in the project with the rural communities and other local stakeholders such as frontline workers, NGO workers etc. Three such events were held in the three study panchayats. The agenda in these events include- screening of the participatory films made by the local filmmakers, showcasing the comic books, Santhal recipe books and other outputs in the form of banners and flexes, food stalls of nutritionally assessed Santhal recipes and some competitions to engage the participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Microplastics & Sustainable Food Systems: Films featured in the Science Film Festival's International Report 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Three of our interdisciplinary films created for the Microplastics subproject ('Hidden Plastics: The Teabag Experiment' and 'Plastics in Humans') and the Sustainable Food Systems subproject ('Food from the Forest: Kanthe Ara, Huter Baham, Kaath oo') were officially selected and screened to international audiences as part of the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival in 2021. All three films have been hosted on the festival's official website for audiences to continue to watch in 2022 and onwards. Furthermore, the films have been written on in the festival's recently published 'International Report 2021' (pages 81, 89 and 97).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.goethe.de/resources/files/pdf251/sff-report_2021-v1.pdf
 
Description Microplastics: 'Hidden Plastics: The Teabag Experiment' dubbed into four languages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As a result of being officially selected and screened to international audiences as part of the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival in 2021. Our scientific film demonstrating from the laboratory how to measure and discover hidden microplastics in a variety of everyday teabag brands ('Hidden Plastics: The Teabag Experiment') has been dubbed into four languages (Vietnamese, Burmese, Bengali, Hindi) and made available on the Malaysian Microplastic Netowrk YouTube channel, as well as being used by the Science Film Festival for further screening activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuybyCa0F0gi8IEbI3X9v0f_2-8NIel-k
 
Description Microplastics: 'Microplastics: In and around you' column at the BorneoPost Online 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 20.01.21, Moritz Mueller, partner of the Microplastics sub-project, wrote a column for the BorneoPost Online. The column presents an overview of the aim of the GRTA Microplastics project, which is to identify plastic hotspots in Malaysian beaches and enable policy efforts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/01/20/microplastics-in-and-around-you/
 
Description Microplastics: 'Online Microplastics Symposium Shares Learning And Builds Enthusiasm For Collaboration' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog posted published on the University of East Anglia website summarising the GRTA Microplastics online symposium to share experiences and findings from setting up the Malaysian Microplastics Network, and hearing from similar initiatives in SE Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/microplastics
 
Description Microplastics: 'The Tea/Coffee Bag Project: Plastic Skeletons Hiding In The Cupboard' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Published blog post on microplastics in teabags on the University of East Anglia website. It communicates the work that the Mayes group, UEA students and partners have done to test more teabag brands, scrutinise coffee bags, and even explored hidden plastics in products outside the UK. This blog post reveals the results. It has made this information accessible for free online, and supports the online discussions around using purchasing power to push for plastic-free products.

This work follows on from the BBC 'War on Plastic' documentary that highlighted the hidden plastics in teabags from well-known brands, that featured UEA Associate Professor, Dr Andrew Mayes and his research group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1465617475110846464
 
Description Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) located at Bangi, Selangor - MyMiP network partner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 1.03.2020, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) joined the Malaysian Microplastics Network and received the analysis kit for microplastics detection. The new network partner, formed by researchers, academics and students received training on how to use the kit following Andrew Mayes's visit to UMT in Terengganu, Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Microplastics: Analysis Kit arrived at University Malaysia Sarawak - MyMiP network partner 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 1.12.2020, University Malaysia Sarawak joined the Malaysian Microplastics Network and received the analysis kit for microplastics detection. The new network partner received training on how to use the kit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Microplastics: Beach Clean in Terengganu, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact On 19.09.2020, The team at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu co-hosted a beach clean on World Ocean Day (19 September) where 150 people collected 550kg of litter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Microplastics: Blog post 'From Global To Micro - How Pandemic PPE Causes Long Term Environmental Problems' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 27/10/2020, RA Yet Yin Hee wrote a blog for the Microplastics GRTA website. In this blog, Yen provides important figures that show PPE is increasingly contributing to global plastic pollution. For examples, 10 million disposable face masks are used and discarded every day in Malaysia. Yen then highlights the need of secure and proper disposal systems for PPE if pollution by PPE is to be avoided. The article is also written in Mandarin and Yen will share it with the GRTA admin team once ready for wider reach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/microplastics
 
Description Microplastics: Blog post 'Setting Up A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 14.10.2020, Hannah Gray, project officer of the GRTA, wrote a blog about the Malaysian Microplastic Network (MyMiP). This blog post gives an overview of the plastic problem and how microplastics enters the food chain. The blog then describes how the microplastics netwrok became reality, how the network now works and future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/microplastics
 
Description Microplastics: Blog post 'The GRTA Microplastics project sends analysis kits to Malaysia' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A blog post about the microplastics sub-project, focusing on the first part of the project - building, testing and sending five analysis kits from UEA to Malaysia, ready to establish a Malaysian microplastic monitoring network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/12789168/32127877/Analysis+kits+shipping+blog1.pdf
 
Description Microplastics: Conversation with waste company, Swinburne, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In April 2021, Moritz has talked to a waste collecting company, who are interested in working with Moritz to collect plastics from local villages and to fabricate eco bricks. The future step would entail setting up an NGO to be supplied with plastics from different villages, which can be collected by some paid workers. The idea is also to open some engineering internships for Swinburne student to work for the company to find out different plastic combinations for the eco bricks, which could be then sold to larger companies. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Microplastics: Dorset Tea teabags video featuring UEA Andrew Mayes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 08.01.2021, UEA Andrew Mayes featured in a video made by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith for Dorset Tea. The video features Andrew Mayes devising an experiment to see what plastic is left from a teabag by placing it in a copper ammonium solution for 5 days. Andrew compared the old Dorset Tea teabags to the new biodegradable Dorset Tea teabags. Dorset Tea featured the video in their webpage and YouTube channel here: https://www.dorsettea.co.uk/brewing-blog/articles/2021/01/do-you-want-to-know-whats-really-in-your-teabags/
The GRTA project also posted the video on the UEA GRTA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/microplastics
 
Description Microplastics: Dr Andrew Mayes - Microplastics Research 2021 - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 13.05.21, a video produced by filmmakers Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith was posted on YouTube. The video highlights the microplastic research career of PI Andrew Mayes. The journey starts in Andrew's lab at University of East Anglia, Norwich; moves on to partners at Quadram Research Park, Norwich; followed by visits to research partners CEFAS in Suffolk and Anglian Water in Norfolk. The film also features research partners in Southampton, Exeter and Plymouth, and finally visits international research partners in Malaysia.

A shorter version of the promotional video has been posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfZgRA7kOM0
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MzhxJDsy_c&t=207s
 
Description Microplastics: Dr Andrew Mayes featured on BBCOne War on Plastics documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 09.09.2020, 'War on Plastics' documentary aired on BBCOne. The documentary featured Dr Andrew Mayes, PI of theMicroplastics sub-project, investigating the content of Microplastics in tea bags. Andrew then talked more broadly about the problem of microplastics in food and drink that people ingest, however the effects of microplastics on the human body are unknown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000m82c/war-on-plastic-with-hugh-and-anita-the-fight-goes-on
 
Description Microplastics: Finalist for Science Film Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The film 'Microplastics in Humans' is shortlisted for the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival, which will be physically screened in Malaysia, Namibia and Vietnam during 1st October to 20th December 2021. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our film was also screened virtually as part of the wider festival. The festival reached over 400,000 viewers in 22 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East from October - December. There were more than 60,000 online views of the festival's film of which ours was a part. Future plans for creating a dubbed version in Vietnamese to be made available online is underway as a result of further interest in the content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.goethe.de/prj/sff/en/faw/det.cfm?filmId=1074
 
Description Microplastics: Finalist for Science Film Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film 'Hidden Plastics: The Teabag Experiment' is shortlisted for the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival, which will be screened physically in Bangladesh and
Myanmar during 1st October to 20th December 2021. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our film was also screened virtually as part of the wider festival and lives on the Science Film Festival website too reaching a wider online international audience. The festival in 2021creached over 400,000 viewers in 22 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. There were more than 60,000 online views of the festival's film of which ours was a part. Future plans for creating a dubbed version in other languages to be made available online is underway as a result of further interest in the content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.goethe.de/prj/sff/en/faw/det.cfm?filmId=1008
 
Description Microplastics: Four practical training sessions in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Training workshops were held at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia and delivered by Andrew Mayes and Yet Yin Hee on four consecutive days in February 2020. 15 people attended each day, consisting of university students and researchers from UMT and Swinburne University in Sarawak, and practitioners from non-governmental organisations. The training included how to set up the analysis kits, how to use the equipment, and an overview of the methodology for monitoring microplastics. The participants made plans for monitoring microplastics in their respective study locations, and will share the data with the new microplastic monitoring network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1227208196344995841
 
Description Microplastics: GRTA Microplastics Online Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 8 and 9 December 2021, the GRTA Microplastics project hosted an online symposium to share experiences and findings from setting up the Malaysian Microplastics Network, and hearing from similar initiatives in SE Asia. It comprised two days of rich discussion about data, engagement and collaboration. Here are five take home messages from the event:

1. Agreed that the value of regional microplastic monitoring networks is very high - the benefits of working together justify the time and effort involved in creating and maintaining collaboration.
2. Need to expand networks and research projects to include a diverse range of stakeholders, including policy makers, NGOs, industry, community groups and artists.
3. Recognise the constraints of collecting and analysing microplastic data for some countries and need to design monitoring guidelines and programmes appropriately, paying attention to ensure consistency and comparability wherever possible.
4. Collect data that policy makers need to evidence their decision making, we must design systems to make sure this data is easily accessible to those who need to use it.
5. Integrate community engagement and education opportunities into research projects and network activities, and we will seek to harness the potential of conventional media, social media and local champions to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

"Congratulations for having organised this wonderful get-together; bridging scientists, NGOs and policy makers - an essential collaborative direction to tackling marine litter/ microplastics! Will be looking forward to continuing the engagements hereon". (Quote from Malaysian Policymaker)

All sessions from the symposium are on the MyMiP YouTube channel in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuybyCa0F0giHoDZqWNoymwROmX1bSApK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuybyCa0F0giHoDZqWNoymwROmX1bSApK
 
Description Microplastics: Informative Animation 'Microplastics in Humans' dubbed into Vietnamese 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As a result of being officially selected and screened to international audiences as part of the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival in 2021. Our informative scientific animation demonstrating how microplastics enter the food chain and humans themselves ('Microplastics in Humans') has been dubbed into the Vietnamese language and made available on the Malaysian Microplastics Network YouTube channel, as well as being used by the Science Film Festival for further screening activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUvkGnrBPKY
 
Description Microplastics: Microplastics in the Food Chain - mini animation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 23.09.2020, the Malaysian Microplastics Network posted a new small animation. The animation shows how microplastics enter the food-chain. Video created by UEA Alexandra Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=vY75ZFbMEHg&app=desktop&ab_channel=MalaysianMicropl...
 
Description Microplastics: NANO Webinar Series - Dr Yet Yin Hee: Coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 25.09.2020, Dr Yin Yet Hee hosted a seminar on coastal and marine microplastics in Malaysia. Dr. Yet Yin Hee is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia, with research interests in nutrient cycling and microplastics in temperate and tropical environments. She has been involved in water quality and biogeochemistry research in the South China Sea since her undergraduate final project. Dr Hee completed her MSc on Malaysian riverine nutrients and a PhD in marine biogeochemistry studying nutrient cycling in the South China Sea. She is currently a Global Challenges Research Fellow in collaboration with University of East Anglia (UK) and Swimburne University of Technology, Sarawak (Malaysia) working on microplastics research. A key part of this project is to develop a national microplastics monitoring capability for Malaysia and to map microplastic contamination levels across this country. Ultimately this project aims to provide the evidence-needed to underpin policy decisions on waste management and strategy.

NANO GLOBAL PROJECT NANO-DOAP
In order to contribute to the global effort of monitoring the levels of ocean deoxygenation, acidification and productivity the NANO Global Project (NANO-DOAP) aims: 1) promote in situ and remotely sensed observations of the ocean at selected coastal sites; 2) provide opportunities to the project participants strength their efforts to monitor essential ocean variables; and 3) organize activities where members can share experiences and best practices, as well as compare results from local analysis, producing global results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKtuGiUrsG0&ab_channel=POGOSecretariat
 
Description Microplastics: Nile red microscopy for microplastic detection video tutorial (English and Malay subtitles) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 25.06.2020, Dr. Mayes and Dr. Hee present a fast and 'cheap' method to measure microplastics that is used in our GRTA project. These analytical kits are available at UMT and Swinburne Sarawak under the Malaysian Microplastics Network. (Malay version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3txX2f36LBc&t=2s)
On 26.01.21, a PhD Research Scholar from India contacted Andrew Mayes for gathering more information about the analysis kit after watching the video tutorial.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MyIqKSewio
 
Description Microplastics: Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) Funding Kick-Starts A Microplastic Monitoring Network In Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 11.05.21, project officer Hannah Gray wrote a blog and published it on the UEA website. The UK government's Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) funding has kick-started a Malaysian microplastic monitoring network. UEA is working with academics, industry partners and policy-makers in Malaysia to quantify the distribution of microplastics and assess the environmental risks. The project partners are: Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS) at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia; Aques Research Group at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia; and the School of Chemistry, UEA, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/microplastics
 
Description Microplastics: Presentation at Norwich Hackspace 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 29.01.2020, Dr Andrew Mayes presented and discussed microplastics and their sources and nature and how this related to work on low-tech home plastic recycling/reforming being investigated by members of Norwich Hackspace, with reference to the research translation project in Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCp-69Fn4_U
 
Description Microplastics: Presented about project and equipment at 'Agent-based-modelling' workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 17/02/2020 and 18/02/2020, Moritz Mueller from partner Swinburne University of Technology attended a workshop organized by the Danish Hydrology Institute at University Malaysia Sabah on the topic of 'Agent-based-modelling', a technique to analyse and model water quality. Moritz presented about the Microplastics project and equipment. The attendees discussed the usability of hydrodynamic models for plastics and came up with the idea to put a grant forward in the near future together, planning to use Agent-Based-Modelling to be able to incorporate changes in the plastic properties due to biofouling etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Microplastics: Public lecture Norwich Science Cafe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 13.11.2019, Dr Andrew Mayes delivered a general interest talk about the nature, sources and threats posed by microplastics and how our work on simple, rapid and low-cost detection might have an impact both locally and globally, with reference to the work in Malaysia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.google.com/view/norwich-science-caf
 
Description Microplastics: Public lecture by Andrew Mayes at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) on the unseen side of the plastic litter crisis and launch of the Malaysian microplastic monitoring network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 39 people from universities, non-governmental organisations and professional practices attended a public lecture by Dr Andrew Mayes about microplastic pollution. The lecture informed people about the extent of the problem, and explained the new methodology being used to monitor microplastic pollution. The lecture also launched the new microplastic monitoring network in Malaysia, and informed participants how they could get involved in the network. Many of the participants attended training sessions after the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1226898933810630656
 
Description Microplastics: SBC's First Online Seminar on Biological Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 30.11.2020, Moritz Mueller, University of Swinburne GRTA Microplastics sub-project PI, held an online seminar titled 'Rivers of Sarawak: Where land and sea meet'. He presented the GRTA project, explaining the microplastics detection process and future steps of the GRTA project. Participants included: people from the local science ministry (MESTR), ministry of health (MOH), various state agencies (forestry, pepper, agriculture..), NGOs (WWF, WCS), and universities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/sarawak.biodiversity.centre/photos/a.836744149732520/4725068654233364/
 
Description Microplastics: School visit to inform children about reducing plastic waste and responsible use 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr. Wan Mohd Afiq Bin Wan Mohd Khalik and 5 other staff from the Microplastic Research Interest Group at Univeristi Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) visited a school (Sekolah Kebangsaan Beladau Kolam, Manir, 21200 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu) to run a session called 'Small Hands Change the World'. 32 children (10 year olds) took part in the session which had the following learning outcomes:
i. The students learned about 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle).
ii. The students learned how to do DIY recycling bins using materials given to them (boxes).
iii. This program helps children to recognise the type of trash that could be recycled in their daily life and separate their trash accordingly.
Impacts: This lesson encouraged the children to be mindful of their trash so as to be a more responsible user to protect the environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Microplastics: Scientific Methods for Measuring Pollution Levels 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The GRTA Microplastics subproject team and project investigator Dr Andrew Mayes are featured and collaborated in the making of a video made by UEA's Dr Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith. This informative animation explains the special analytical method that scientists have developed for measuring microplastics and testing levels of #waterpollution. It has been uploaded to the Malaysian Microplastics Network YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqV0FC48_U. The GRTA project also posted the video on the UEA GRTA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLqV0FC48_U
 
Description Microplastics: Talk at Pan-African Micro (nano) Plastic Research Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 6.05.2021, Dr Andrew Mayes gave an online talk 'Practical Microplastic Detection with Nile Red - From Schools Outreach to DIY imaging rig'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcdtGGAsmD0
 
Description Microplastics: Webinar 'Addressing the challenge of microplastics analysis' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Andrew Mayes was invited by the President of the Malaysian Analytical Sciences Society (ANALIS) to give a talk for the ANALIS Webinar Series 2021. On the 15th December 2021 (8am UK time/ 4PM Malaysian time), Dr Mayes presented his online talk entitled 'Addressing the challenge of microplastics analysis'. It was attended by more than 200 participants from Malaysia and other countries, with an audience targeted at (but not limited to) lecturers, researchers and post-graduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://analis.com.my/
 
Description Microplastics: new 'Malaysian Microplastics Network' YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On the 7th July 2020, the Microplastics sub-project team created a new YouTube channel for the Malaysian Microplastics Network, to upload videos created for the project, by the project team.

In 2021, we gained 55 subscribers and our videos received 3,342 views with a total watch time of 216 hours. Alongside creating informative videos on Microplastics and the GRTA research, we have posted online seminars and our international symposiums as a free resource to the public.

From 1st Jan - 4th March 2022, our current total of 24 videos have already received 759 views with a watch time of 44 hours and a total of 88 subscribers. As a result of watching our videos online, we have had a Malaysian graduate approach the network and sign up to volunteer for several months of lab work with our Malaysian university partner.

Our highest performing and most engaged with video was our 'Microplastic Analysis Kit Video Guide' which had a total of 3,453 views. Primary audiences have been from the Malaysia, Singapore and the UK. The video guide has influenced and impacted scientific practice on Microplastics. This has been further confirmed through positive feedback from onlinel audiences, such as "I found this video extremely useful. Thank you so much for the video tutorial!" It has generated online conversation and networking opportunities on Microplastics in the region through the comments section (for example, comments have included PhD enquiries and expressions of interest in partaking in Microplastics research).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLkxWImT8LOt5iyAEBgPBkg
 
Description Microplastics: new 'The Malaysian Microplastics Network' website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 28.05.2020 the Microplastic team launched a new website. The aims of the network for stakeholders are:
• Quantitative and qualitative inventory of micro(plastics) in Malaysia
• Information sharing between researchers and stakeholders (public policy engagement)
• Develop strategies for tackling the issue through collaborative working
• Informing evidence-based policy decisions on waste management and strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://mmp.umt.edu.my/
 
Description Presenting the gamut of our work to the apex planning body of the Government of India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Nitya Rao and other GRTA partners- Nivedita Narain, Sayonee Chatterjee, Arundhita Bhanjdeo and Suraj Kumar presented the various components of the project to the Vice-chairman of Niti Aayog and other advisors and bureaucrats. This event was organised to explore the possibility of conducting a national consultation ( or a closure workshop) to take the learnings of the project forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Reconnecting with our roots: How crises reiterated food sovereignty in Chakai 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 01.01.2021, Arundhita Bhanjdeo and Atul Purty, both partners of the GRTA sub-project, wrote and published an article on an online magazine website: Agriculture World in Volume 7 (Issue 1). They explore the potential of the COVID induced lockdown in undoing the erosion of autonomy or control over production and consumption choices from a food sovereignty angle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.pradan.net/sampark/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Swaraj-food-system.pdf
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems - 'Patra Hako - Santhali Dish' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 26.10.2020, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. This is an another video on unique Santhali style of cooking fish in our series on sustainable food system represents the rich food diversity present in local community settings which much be preserved and promoted as part of food literacy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBnfW-R6aVg&t=102s&ab_channel=LahantiClub26/10
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: "Using An Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) To Share Knowledge About Dietary Diversity' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 06.05.2021, GRTA Project Officer Hannah Gray published a blog about the IVRS platform and how it works. The Sustainable Food Systems project is working with community groups in two rural locations in India. At each location, one of the key methods of community engagement is an Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS). This blog explores what an IVRS is, and how the project is using it to share knowledge about dietary diversity. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: "Who Is The Boss Of The Film?" An Exercise In Authorship 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 09.06.21, filmmaker Sehjo Singh, who is an independent film-maker for more than 20 years and an advisor for on Project CHIRAG, wrote a blog for the UEA and Pradan websites. She describes the creating journey that volunteers have gone through in creating videos about foraged ingredients. Creating films that have relevance and meaning for the local audience is essential to stimulate change in thinking and action. Choosing topics such as the traditional foods and recipes, and highlighting their nutritional value not only serves to revive dying practices but also inculcates pride in traditional practices and tribal customs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Aat Aser || Food from Forest' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 20.08.2020, Pradan through the Lahanti Club volunteers group posted a video on their YouTube channel created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage taken during their trip to India. Wild yams (Discorea Villosa) make a significant contribution in the diets of the tribal people in India. The tubers were found with high amount protein, a good portion of essential amino acids and appeared as a fairly good source of many dietary minerals. However, their wider utilization regarding the chemical and nutritional content of wild tuber is meagre. The reasons for the limited use of wild yam (Discorea villosa) include unpalatable bitter taste and high post-harvest hardening of the tubers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPe-IJmiYVk
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Bade Billi - Fruit of Banyan Tree' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 3.07.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Bade Billi'. The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pdyohwE3NY
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'CHIRAG - Rural Markets and the Coronavirus Crisis' - short-film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "On 02.02.21, the KISS team uploaded a new video on their YouTube channel. As part of the CHIRAG project, training and film-making equipment were provided to some of the identified local indigenous youth from the tribal district of Koraput, Odisha.

Subsequently, the trained youth have produced a participatory micro-film on the ""Rural Markets and the Coronavirus Crisis"" in Koraput. The micro-film captures the impact of pandemic on local weekly markets (haats) that are considered as the nerve centre of community life including the economy and the social and cultural lives. The film was edited by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith. The video was also uploaded on the UEA GRTA website."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdf217rAhKg&feature=emb_logo&ab_channel=KISSFoundation
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Creative Communication, Extension and Community Resource Management for Sustainable Development' online course (MOOC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The MOOC includes academic experts at the national and international level. The goal is to teach learners about creative extension approaches and communication strategies to address the wellbeing and empowerment of rural and urban communities, especially women and children, by producing and exchanging relevant contextual knowledge and practices. Aimed at Indian NGO or government extension workers, researchers and individuals looking to later apply for a masters or PhD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://onlinecourses.swayam2.ac.in/nou21_ge38/preview
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'DUL PEETHA | Sacred Recipe Of Santhals' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 11.09.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Dul Peetha is a Sacred Santhali Dish made of the Milk and All Purpose Flour. Usually Santhali people make this during the festival of Sohrai and Fagua and use this during their rituals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JCjwHXO-VkI&t=1s
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Dhurup Ara | Sustainable Food System' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.01.2021, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. This is a leafy vegetable which is available from July to October. It is an uncultivated food item which grows on its own in the Kitchen Garden. Local people also eat this as medicine, as the vegetable is supposed to help to treat fever and stomach related problems. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfcaiAjCBF8&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Ek Palle Ka Taraju || science in indigenous practice' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 26.07.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. The video shows a fisherman, who uses an alternative weighting scale method called 'Steelyard'. The video shows a fishing technique using a wide net that is thrown on the river. The fisherman then weights the fish with the Steelyard scale.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J6xVYGf3O8
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Embedding Traditional Knowledge About Diet And Health Into Learning Resources' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Sustainable Food Systems project aims to address food and nutrition security alongside gender equality in the poorest regions of India and seeks to increase dialogue around diet and health and share knowledge. One way to enable communities to reclaim traditional knowledge about diet and health is through curriculum development. The project partners have created new learning resources for tribal youth, university students and professional practitioners, and are working with education providers and state departments to enable institutional uptake.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Eucalyptus' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 10.08.2020, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), posted a video on their facebook page created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage taken during their trip to India. As part of the project, a micro-film titled "Eucalyptus" has been shot in Koraput district. It captures the unsustainable but short-term commercially profitable trend of shifting from farming to eucalyptus plantation and the subsequent change in gender dynamics along with change in work and livelihood patterns. Uplands that used to be the domain of women - for cultivation of millets, pulses and paddy is now replaced with eucalyptus plantation. The micro-film looks at the role of an institutional model in the form of a creche that provides space to women to adapt with the changing work pattern.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/kissfoundation/videos/603335013658334
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Fish Catching technique' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 31.08.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Children of the Santhali community have mastered a fishing technique that is quite useful during the Monsoon season: they block the flowing water from the paddy field, empty some of the water of that restricted surface area of the size of a small puddle and catch the fish with their hands. Then, the child shows how rubbing the fish on sand removes the scales. The fish is then washed in clean water and it's ready to be cooked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mJC04wPm0s&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Goddo Phasi | Indigenous Rat Trap' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 15.08.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. Rats (Bandicota Indica) are the major pest of the farm. They spoil food grains both in the field and storage, especially in the time of broadcasting paddy in nursery bed, rats destroy the seeds in field.
Santhali people have been using the indigenous rat trap for a long time for controlling this particular pest.
These tribal rat traps work using a very simple physics principle of elasticity and liver mechanism. They are made with ready available material.Usually they are composed of a bamboo-weaved cone, some metal sticks of an umbrella and few pieces of wire.
The trap is developed according to the food behavior of the rat, so that the rat is attracted to the food in the trap and gets trapped inside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVvOABH5mTg
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Haat Baha - Food, medicine and more!' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 31.05.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Haat Baha' (Holarrhena pubescens). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyv0cHWnang&t=2s
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Hako Chutney' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 02.10.2020, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. Santhal people cook these fishes by wrapping it in any local available leaves like Bottle Gourd leaf, Ridge Gourd leaf and Saal Leaf, which add more nutritional values in fish recipes. Here's one of it known as Hako Chutney.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIUOmw9C46E&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Heshak Ara'- Foraging Food item - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 11.04.2020, the Lahanti Club, a youth club composed of volunteers, created a new video for Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. 'Heshak Ara' or 'Peeple Saag' is a healthy and free food source. In the times of lock-down such practices are crucial. This is one of the many uncultivated food items that is part of local knowledge system and practice.
Videos were created with equipment funded by GCRF GRTA project and training given by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ueza_qXvwxQ
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Hidden Hands of the City: How the Pandemic Unveiled the Systematic Neglect of Indian Migrant Workers' EADI article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 1.12.2020, Nitya Rao, Ayesha Pattnaik, Arundhita Bhanjdeo and Nivedita Narain published a blog on European Association of Development Institutes website. The blog presents the challenges the migrant workers had to face during the sudden lockdown in India in the first half of 2020. This underlined the necessity of a stronger social protection framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.developmentresearch.eu/?p=839
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Hurhurwa Ara | Sustainable Food System' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 09.09.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Hurhurwa Ara is a leafy vegetable, which is consumed by the Santhali tribe during rainy season. It is not a cultivated food item, as it grows on its own in other fields or it's found in gardens. During lockdown when people could not go to the markets, they have been able to find this plant in their gardens/yards. According to tribal knowledge, bitter tasting plants, such as Hurhurwa Ara, are useful to increase immune system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVJpUn8045I&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'KADDU ARA (Bottle gourd leaf)' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 7.10.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Bottle Gourd is a common vegetable consumed in India. It is consumed as vegetable and/or juice. It is one of the cultivated food items in Santhal villages. Apart from the eating the fruit they eat it's leaves also.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU32FCU61jU&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Kanthe Ara, Huter Baha and Kath Oo || Food from forest' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 07.10.2020, the Lahanti Club posted a short-film on YouTube for the Sustainable Food Systems project. The video was created with footage taken by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra smith during their visit to India. The video portrays villagers from Behra, Chakai, Bihar showing the inter-generational knowledge flowing around uncultivated forest food items called Huter Baha, Kanthe Ara and Kaath Oo, which make a significant contribution in the diets of the tribal people in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLj0sT9940&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Katkom Chutney (Crab) (Brachyura) | Sustainable Food System' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 07.01.2021, the Lahanti Club youth volunteers posted a video on their YouTube Channel for the Sustainable Food systems GRTA sub-project. Crabs are an important part of Santhali food system, especially during the rainy season. They are some of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. Crab meat contains almost as much protein per 100 grams as normal meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F11I-CMs80o&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Khadang Jono | Handmade Broom' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 13.09.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Santhali people are very artistic in nature and know how to use the Bio diversified nature for their daily survival. Khadang Jono is a hand made broom, which is made of a type of grass called 'Khadang'. This specific grass is available during the period of July to December.
Santhali people knit Khadang Jono for their own domestic use and as well as for market also. Knitting broom is one of the livelihood activity of them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-4k4PMC8Kvc
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'LUPUNG ARA (Boerhaavia diffusa)' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 5.10.20, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Lupung Ara is a species of flowering plant commonly known as Punarnava, Red Spiderling, Spreading Hogweed, or Tarvine. It is taken in herbal medicine for pain relief and other uses. The video shows how the Santhal community prepare this ingredient.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxKCW-DQH54&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Lockdown exposed migrants' exclusion from governance system', Business Standard, India. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 3.11.2020, Business Standard, India's leading business press, wrote a press release about Nitya Rao, UEA GRTA Sustainable Food Systems PI, and PRADAN collaborators new publication 'Destinations Matter: Social Policy and Migrant Workers in the Times of Covid'. This press release will increase the reach of the article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/lockdown-exposed-migrants-exclusion-from-g...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Lowa Billi - Forage food' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 10.05.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows members of the Santhal Community foraging for 'Lowa Billi' (Ficus racemosa). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and the way it can be cooked. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuuOO08mqUk
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Mahula Flowers' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 11.08.2020, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) published a video created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage recorded during their trip to India. Shot in Boipariguda block in Koraput district, the film on Mahula flowers shows its prominence and various uses - medicinal purposes, making jams and syrups, use during fairs and festivals, livestock feed, oil, amongst others. The role women play in the process of collection of flowers, drying and storing it, selling and marketing is captured. The micro-film also showcases how the traditional knowledge and practices of people ensures that the rich biodiversity of the area is maintained along with sustainable way of living.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZAIHMpDwXI&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=KISSFoundation
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Moringa Oleifera leaves | Munga Pakori | Sustainable Food System' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 23.08.2020, the Lahanti Club added a new video to their YouTube Channel for the GRTA sub-project Sustainable Food Systems. Munga are the most widely studied and they have shown to be beneficial in several chronic conditions, including hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic liver disease, cancer and overall inflammation. The video shows how the leaves are collected and prepared.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWu3goXjFZY
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Munga Ara - Sustainable Food System' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 27.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Munga Ara' (Moringa Oliefera). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GED5F3muAY
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Ohoy Ara | Sustainable Food System' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 15.02.2021, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. Ohoy Ara is a leafy vegetable which is available during the month from July to October. The taste of Ohoy Ara is similar to 'Gandhari Ara'. It is also used in plants as organic pesticide. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT1iiL31kJU&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Ortua Oo || Food During Covid-19 II Food From Forest' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 26.10.2020, Pradan through the Lahanti Club volunteers group posted a video on their YouTube channel created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith with footage taken by PRADAN researchers, field volunteers and Lahanti Club volunteers. The video shows how the Santhali community has had to rely on foraged food from the forest, in absence of local markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video shows where and how the villagers forage mushrooms in the forest and how they cook them. Their traditions are passed onto new generations to preserve the tribal rich food culture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSkTtlCc-NE&t=1s&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Pandemic Highlights: Fragility of India's Millions of Migrant Workers' UEA press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 12.11.2020, the University of East Anglia Communications department made a press release on Nitya Rao's publication. Social protection policies failed India's millions of migrant workers during the Covid pandemic. The publication highlights that social protection instruments should create a legal framework and social infrastructure that recognises the contributions of migrant workers to the national economy, enables them to envision their own futures and supports them in fulfilling their aspirations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/news/-/article/pandemic-highlights-fragility-of-india-s-millions-of-migrant-wo...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Rokoy - Local delicacy for sustainable food systems' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Ghongha' (Littorina littorea). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3azVyNh2FY
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Sing Ara! - A green treasure for your health' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 8.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Sing ara' (Bauhinia variegata). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulyie3AVQI0
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Soso/Bhelwa || Local Medicine for cold & cough' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 9.05.2021, the Lahanti Club (a group of volunteers working with GRTA collaborator Pradan) published the second video for the series 'Lahanti Club's Covid-19 Response'. The main ingredient featured in the video is Bhelwa or Soso, which is a fruit foraged in the jungle. It is believed that the fruit is beneficial for treating cough and cold.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey-kiXIuIPk
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'TITUA ARA | Sustainable Food System' - video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 4.02.2021, the Lahanti club posted a video on their YouTube channel for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. 'Titua Ara' is a leafy vegetable which is available from July to October. The taste of it is similar to the Palak (a variety of spinach). It is an uncultivated food item which grows on its own in the garden. The video shows some ways to prepare this. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmKzGBD161Y&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'The Fight at the Front: Securing Rights for India's Rural Health 'Volunteers'' - article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 15.02.2021, Pradan collaborator Ayesha Pattnaik wrote an article for the Sustainable Food Systems and published it on 'The Diplomat' online website. While frontline workers have been first in line to receive vaccines globally, community health workers in India continue their struggle for entirely different demands. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, their collective action draws attention to how the rural healthcare system is built upon the exploitation of these underpaid, undertrained and overworked rural health volunteers who are denied basic rights as workers. the GRTA-CHIRAG project, PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) is currently working with ASHAs and AWWs to recognize and build on the instrumental role they play in establishing sustainable food systems. Beyond their pandemic duties, ASHAs and AWWs offer crucial services to improve overall community health and nutrition. By recognizing ASHAs and AWWs as formal workers and empowering them with rights and skills, the state can build an invaluable force fighting the most important battles of tackling malnutrition and poverty on the ground.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/the-fight-at-the-front-securing-rights-for-indias-rural-health-volun...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'The Lahanti Club: How Young People In Rural India Are Using Modern Tech To Document Traditional Practices'- article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 4/08/2020, Hannah Gray, project officer of the GRTA, wrote and published a blog for the Sustainable Food Systems project. In this blog, Hannah describes the role of the volunteer group Lahanti Club and their importance for rural tribal communities. The Lahanti Club were trained by UEA Christine Cornea to use cameras to create short videos, which can now be viewed in Lahanti's YouTube channel. Lahanti Club are receiving increasing media attention. The Lahanti Club have helped many children with learning through audio files during the pandemic and national lockdown in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Tiril Bili - Local fruits' video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 14.06.2020, the Lahanti Club, a group of volunteers, posted a video on Youtube for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The video shows local communities in India foraging for 'Tiril Bili' (Dyospyros melanoxylon Roxb). The video shows the method this fruit is foraged, it also lists the micronutrient content and properties. The video was created with camera equipment funded by the GRTA GCRF project and with training provided by UEA Christine Cornea and Alex Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnBbuasnfsU&t=1s
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'With DSLRs in their hands, the new generation of an ancient Indian tribe begins to break its bow-and-arrow stereotype' - GaonConnection article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.07.2020, GaonConnection, an Indian online newspaper, published a blog post about the volunteer group Lahanti Club. The article narrates how the youth club was born and how it is collaborating with the Sustainable Food System project 'Chirag', to film videos that are important to preserve the Santhali tribe uses and rich food culture. The article has an English version and a Hindi version, which was retweeted by JHARKHAND Chief Minister (https://twitter.com/GaonConnection/status/1286264940483891202). Plans have been made to follow this up with a meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://en.gaonconnection.com/urban-youtubers-watch-out-informative-videos-on-forest-foods-by-tribal...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 'Youth-led creative learning practices amongst indigenous communities in India' - webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 22.02.2021, the Sustainable Food Systems team presented insights from CHIRAG - a project on sustainable food systems amongst indigenous communities in India - worst affected by hunger and malnutrition. Focusing on experiences from the Santhal Parganas region of Bihar and Jharkhand, the panel reflected on two key elements of the community-based creative learning and participatory design approaches it has adopted, namely, participatory film-making and virtual platforms. They discussed how youth from the community have 'taken hold' of these technologies and adapted them to meet their needs, in this case, running educational programmes for younger children in the context of covid-19-induced school closures, or supporting stranded migrant workers, moving beyond food and nutrition literacy. The talk concluded with some learnings in terms of creating pedagogic spaces within the community setting, and challenges of taking an iterative approach to learning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bigmarker.com/UEAUK/Creative-learning-practices-for-food-and-nutrition-security-amongst-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: 100 seeds game (participatory rural appraisal) with women in a village in Nawadih panchayat, South Bihar, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 22.12.2019, 15 women from a village in Nawadih panchayat, South Bihar, India took part in a participatory rural appraisal activity called the 100 seeds game with project partner PRADAN. In this game the women prepare their seasonal weekly dietary platter and we try to measure the proportion of nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals.This led to understanding about the relationship between traditional food practices and what modern science tells us about nutritional properties of various foods. The game generated discussion about nutrients and their weekly diet, and we could see contextual understanding developing. To enable the women to feel a sense of ownership around the CHIRAG (Sustainable Food Systems) project, as co-producers of knowledge with us, the facilitators encouraged the women to use the seeds and other products to create a rangoli art work of a lamp, which was then used as the logo for the project going forwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Acceptance of abstracts for oral presentation at the 24th IUHPE World Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 25th November 2021, we received an acceptance of abstracts for oral presentation in a parallel session at the 24th IUHPE World Conference, taking place from 15th -19th May 2022 at the Palais des congrès (convention centre) in Montreal.

Our two abstracts include: A) Building capacities of community health workers to improve nutrition outcomes in rural India using a knowledge attitudes practices framework: A study in Bihar, India. B) Giving voice to Indigenous youth in India to advocate for Communities' Health
have been accepted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://iuhpe2022.com/sub-plenaries
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Article about IVRS in School of International Development External Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Article about IVRS in externally focussed newsletter about DEV research (page 6)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/20142/1388125/DEV-Annual-NewsLetter-2021-2022.pdf/f0ff0882-20dd-fa0d...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Banwar Peetha || Santhali recipe || PRADAN CHIRAG Film 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 8.04.2021, the Lahanti Club published a video for the sustainable food system series. The video shows children hunting 'banwar', a species of rat that nests on trees. The video shows how to cook them, with children narrating that these rats are full of protein. The children also make a peetha, a type of bread they use to eat the banwar with. The CHIRAG project is working with communities in India, especially women's and youth groups, to generate knowledge on food choices and technologies, diet and consumption practices, and their relationship to health and nutrition outcomes.

The video was also submitted to the Youth Alliance for World Hunger call for food films, which will feed into the World Food Summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8cHbpyick
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog Post 'Food Security Experiences From Odisha, India During The Covid-19 Pandemic' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 10.11.2020, Hannah Gray, project officer of the GRTA, with Nizni Hans, Nihar Maharana and Shubhasree Shankar from Kalinga Institute wrote a blog and published it on the GRTA website. The Public Distribution System (PDS) of food in India is described and analysed in the COVID-19 context. The blog also narrates the citizens use of PDS of Koraput and Kandhamal districts in Odisha. Though the PDS has somewhat tried to address the problem of hunger and food insecurity, its impact on nutrition security is still debated. Whether PDS enables communities to ensure consumption of micro-nutrient rich foods to provide a balanced diet is still unclear; as opposed to being limited to only staple foods with a high calorie intake.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post 'Community Radio: an effective way to communicate in difficult terrain' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog written by Nitya Rao, Hannah Gray and Reetu Sogani about QR funded work 'Attaining Food and Nutrition Security through Community Literacy Interventions in Almora district, Uttarakhand, India.' relating to SFS project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://tigr2ess.globalfood.cam.ac.uk/news/community-radio-effective-way-communicate-difficult-terra...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post 'Covid-19 in India: How the GRTA project is responding to the challenge' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 28.04.2020, the GRTA admin team published a blog for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project. The Covid-19 crisis lockdown is affecting India's rural peoples in many ways. The local markets have been shut down, planting and harvesting of crops is difficult, and migrant workers without work are not allowed to return to their villages. Daily wage workers and self-employed people are struggling to earn money and purchase food for their families, due to the soaring price of food items. Amid these uncertain times, our Indian partners have refocused their family nutrition knowhow to help rural communities in this unprecedented crisis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/12789168/32127081/Covid19in+India+GRTA+collaborators+respond+to+the+...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post 'How is Covid-19 affecting the weekly local markets in Koraput, India?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.04.2020, the GRTA admin published a blog for the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project, written by the researchers in the field and edited by the GRTA admin. Weekly local markets in tribal areas of India are known as haats. They are the nerve centre of community life and a significant source of income for people. The haats provide an insight into village economies and the social and cultural lives of these communities. Apart from selling local produce, they offer space for people to discuss and debate, celebrate festivals and enjoy recreational activities. People walk or travel several kilometres to reach haats that are held in various places on different days of the week. Rice, flowers, vegetables, forest produce, ornaments, pottery, honey, and much more can be purchased at the weekly haats. The present Covid-19 lockdown in India has closed down the haats. In the blog we investigate in what ways tribal communities are affected.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/12789168/32127877/BLOG+How+Covid19+is+affecting+the+weekly+haat+mark...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post 'Participatory Filmmaking with rural communities in India' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 26.03.2020 the GRTA admin team published a blog on Sustainable Food Systems. Film-maker Christine Cornea and Research Associate Alexandra Smith travelled to India in March 2020 to create a series of short films about food and nutrition for the CHIRAG research project. These films will be used to support the development of a virtual knowledge centre, managed and shared by the communities for knowledge exchange about food diversity and sustainable practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/12789168/32127081/ODA+GRTA+BLOG+Participatory+Filmmaking+Rural+Commu...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post 'Rangoli Art: A tiny but bold step towards modern science' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 18.02.2020, the blog, published on the GRTA - UEA website, was written in collaboration with project partners. The blog narrates how participatory activities led to the creation of the sustainable food systems project logo. The blog was advertised on Twitter, to reach wider the wider university community and international (partner) universities and stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/12789168/32127877/Rangoli+art+blogv2.pdf
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post 'To Bring Traditional Food Back, Odisha's Adivasi Communities Turn to Tech' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog title 'To Bring Traditional Food Back, Odisha's Adivasi Communities Turn to Tech' published by Abhijit Mohanty on behalf of KISS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://science.thewire.in/environment/to-bring-traditional-food-back-odishas-adivasi-communities-tu...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post: 'Challenges In Designing A Culturally Responsive Curriculum' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.11.2020, Gautam Bisht, PhD student and employee of the collaborator Pradan, wrote a blog about his experience and study of sustainable food systems in rural communities. Gautam highlighted the necessity, scope and challenges related to developing a culturally integrated curriculum for rural areas to fill "the gap between school learning and community life". In other words, to link antique rural food traditions that are still relevant and useful today but that are not taught at school. The article was firstly published on Sampark.net, and then on the UEA GRTA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Blog post: 'Local Food: The Future of Our Village Economy' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 21.11.2020, Atul Purty, employee of Pradan, wrote a blog about his two years of fieldwork in Chakai. He reported a change in local perception of traditional food consumption. From wanting to adopt more urban practices, to having to rely on traditional food because of a national lockdown. The blog was firstly published on the Sampark.net website and later re-edited and published on the UEA GRTA website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: CHIRAGVAANI | Promotion through Mikes in 23 villages in three panchayats of Chakai 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Between 7th-14th July 2021, we held promotion events to promote 'chiragvaani' through mikes in 23 villages in three panchayats of Chakai, India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Community Needs Assessment with Gram Vaani at Govindpur, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 26.11.2019, 20 young people from Govindpur village in Jharkhand, India gathered with project partners Gram Vaani to determine their mobile phone usage, network provision, and also food and nutrition information. This needs assessment provides useful information to the project team in developing content that is accessible, useful and relevant to different groups within the community, particularly adolescent groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Community Needs Assessment with Gram Vaani at Piprasol, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 25.11.2019, 20 people from Piprasol village in Jharkhand, India gathered with project partners Gram Vaani to determine their mobile phone usage, network provision, and also food and nutrition information. This needs assessment provides useful information to the project team in developing content that is accessible, useful and relevant to different groups within the community, particularly women's self help groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Community Needs Assessment with Gram Vaani at Siktiya, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 25.11.2019, 20 people from Siktiya village in Jharkhand, India gathered with project partners Gram Vaani to determine their mobile phone usage, network provision, and also food and nutrition information. This needs assessment provides useful information to the project team in developing content that is accessible, useful and relevant to different groups within the community, particularly women's self help groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Community Needs Assessment with health workers by Gram Vaani at Chakai hospital, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 26.11.2019, 34 health workers from Chakai hospital in India gathered with project partners Gram Vaani for focus group discussions regarding their knowledge of communities' mobile phone usage, network provision, and food and nutrition information. This needs assessment provides useful information to the project team in developing content that is accessible, useful and relevant to different groups within the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Community Needs Assessment with nutrition mentors by Gram Vaani at Chakai hospital, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 27.11.2019, 16 health workers and nutrition mentors from Chakai hospital in India gathered with project partners Gram Vaani for focus group discussions regarding their knowledge of communities' mobile phone usage, network provision, and food and nutrition information. This needs assessment provides useful information to the project team in developing content that is accessible, useful and relevant to different groups within the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Covid-19 Awareness Campaign Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In May 2021, the Pradan team started the IVRS Covid-19 campaign (this also links to their funded QR GCRF project). They are using three different techniques to engage with their audience: 1. Promoting the number using existing cadres of volunteers in multiple communities; 2. Publishing the number in posters and pamphlets around communities; 3. Home visits to villagers by the community volunteers. The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of the current status of Covid-19 infection levels, but also provide useful information regarding vaccination, symptoms and how to find help. The KISS and Gram Vaani partners are also participating in this campaign.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Creative Video Workshop with Youth and Community Groups in Chakai and Bihar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Sustainable Food Systems ran creative video workshops between 24-26th June 2021 with Youth and Community Groups in Chakai and Bihar, India. Opportunity to develop creative skillset, capacity for technical filmmaking and empower community to be active in recording and sharing local knowledge on sustainable food systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Creative Writing Workshop for CHIRAG Volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Creative writing workshop was conducted by external expert. Participants learned about how to express thier daily lives in social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Curriculum Piloting Modules 1 & 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Between 23rd-26th July 2021, we piloted the food curriculum we made for the local youth in a workshop with the Lahanti club members and other youth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Film Screening Event in 12 villages in Chakai (Lohsinghna, Chirpathar, Ektara, Basatpur, Ranadamga, Barmasia, Naniha, Chirha, Pojha, Barakola, Rahima, Naiadih) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Film Screning is a dissemination event of CHIRAG Content. Film has been shown in community to generate discussion around sustainable food systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Film screening at Iktara 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 19.09.2020, three films (Soso, Hesak Ara and Hako Chutney) were screened in Iktara village. The purpose of these screening was to create a discussion among the villagers about their own food system and extract other knowledge related to the particular items screened in the films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Film screening at Kundwa, Chakai 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 15.09.2020, three films (Soso, Hesak Ara and Hako Chutney) were screened in Kundwa village. The purpose of these screenings was to create a discussion among the villagers about their own food system and extract other knowledge related to the particular items screened in the films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Film screening at Pachudih, Chakai 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 29.08.2020, three films (Haat Baha and Rokoy) were screened in Pachuadih village. The purpose of these screening was to create a discussion among the villagers about their own food system and extract other knowledge related to the particular items screened in the films.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: How interactive audio helped migrants during lockdown - article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 25.09.2020, Arundhita Bhanjdeo and Ayesha Pattnaik, both partners of the GRTA sub-project, wrote and published an article on an online newspaper website. The interactive voice response system (IVRS), which enable people to receive advice and share their stories and concerns about food and nutrition over the phone, has been successfully adapted to provide help during the pandemic, especially for migrant workers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.villagesquare.in/2020/09/25/how-interactive-audio-helped-migrants-during-lockdown/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Interactions with local workers at Bania village, Koraput, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 08.02.2020, workers from the Bania village in the Koraput district attended an informal talk about sustainable foods, which sparked questions and dialogues on aspects of work and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Interface meeting with Mobile Vaani and the Lahanti Youth Club in Chakai, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 23.10.2019, project partners Gram Vaani and PRADAN met with members of the Lahanti Youth Club in Chakai, India to talk with them about the development of the digital technology components of the project, and to encourage their involvement in the project going forwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Kadha || Immunity Booster || Helpful recipe during Covid-19 Pandemic || PRADAN CHIRAG Film 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 23.04.2021, the Lahanti Club posted a new video for the new series Covid19 responses. "This is our first video in our series on 'Lahanti Club's Covid-19 response'. Kadha is an traditional India recipe which is very useful for boosting your immunity power. It keeps you away from cold and cough." The video is a clear response of the rise in Covid-19 cases in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMzsvRPGa-o
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Kitchen Garden Video for Chirag Application 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Sirf 50 Rupay se apne ghar ki kheti ki shuruaat kijiye - Mere Ghar Ki Kheti Episode:1'

Example of recent content locally created for the Chirag App to promote sustainable food systems. Focusing on the topic of Kitchen Gardens, Balcony Gardens and Farming. The video has been uploaded to YouTube on 19 Jan 2022 as well as the mobile app.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9XFYCcMju0&t=1s
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Meeting with officials at the tribal affairs ministry, Government of India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Suraj Kumar, our collaborator from Kalinga Institute for Social Sciences met with Arjun Munda, the Minister of Tribal Affairs in the Indian Government, on 25th August 2021 to brief him on the major policy recommendations arising from the GRTA-CHIRAG project. Suraj and Nivedita Narain from PRADAN then met with Navaljit Kapur, Joint Secretary for Tribal Affairs to talk in more detail about how the ministry can support the community work longer term. Further meetings are scheduled to take place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Mud wall painting at Naiadih Village, Bihar, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 16.01.2020, part of a participatory activity, where the volunteers combined the traditional Santhal practice of mud wall painting with symbols of CHIRAG (project acronym and logo) around nutrition. The mud wall painting is usually done around new year to mark the beginning of the local Sohrai festival. This activity is a demo event for a large scale event planned for December 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: News article about report from UNFSS Dialogue on women's agency and food systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News article on NISD website about report from UNFSS Dialogue on women's agency and food systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nisd.ac.uk/new-report-enable-womens-agency-to-improve-food-systems/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Official Dialogue Feedback to UN 2021 Food Systems Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Official Dialogue Feedback to UN 2021 Food Systems Summit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://summitdialogues.org/dialogue/2062/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Official Selection for Science Film Festival 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The film 'Food from the Forest: Kanthe Ara, Huter Baha, Kaath Oo' was officially selected and screened by the Goethe-Institut Science Film Festival. The screening physically took place in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka during 1st October to 20th December 2021. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, our film was also screened virtually as part of the wider festival and lives on the Science Film Festival website too reaching a wider online international audience. The festival in 2021 reached over 400,000 viewers in 22 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. There were more than 60,000 online views of the festival's film of which ours was a part.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.goethe.de/prj/sff/en/faw/det.cfm?filmId=1278
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Paper presentation given by Dr Christine Cornea at European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (EuroMedia2021). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Title of Paper: "Participatory Filmmaking Methods in the Context of a Transdisciplinary Global Challenges Research Fund Project". Online from UCL, London. Organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, and in affiliation with Institute of Education and UCL, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://euromedia.iafor.org/euromedia2021/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Paper presentation given by Dr Christine Cornea at the Department of English and Film Studies Research Seminar Series at the University of Exeter. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Christine Cornea was invited by the Department of English and Films Studies at the University of Exeter to present a paper and take a Q&A at their regular Research Seminar Series. It was entitled: 'Filmmaking and the use of Transdisciplinary and Participatory Concepts and Methods in the Context of the 'Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals' GCRF Project'. Dr Cornea addressed primarily academic staff at Exeter, presenting for 50 minutes and responded to questions for 40 minutes, this also included an accompanying presentation and short screenings of her film work. The event took place between 4pm-6.30pm on Wednesday 9th February, 2022. It was recorded for internal viewing and access purposes for University of Exeter staff and students. The paper strengthened academic ties between our institutions and disseminated our GRTA research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Pre/post Survey for the IVRS winter campaign, Gram Vaani 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In April 2021, Gram Vaani launched a survey on the IVRS to gauge respondents understanding of the platform and its content.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Preparation to Theatre workshop at Bamdah Village, Panchayat, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 25.01.2020, local women played dumb charades, as preparation to the theatre workshops, held in February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Presenting work at PRADAN's workshop on Internal Resource Group on Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 20th February we presented work at PRADAN's workshop on Internal Resource Group on Nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Press release/ news item on website announcing new MOOC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release announcing new MOOC on Norwich Institute for Sustainable Development website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://nisd.ac.uk/new-mooc-now-online-for-food-security-practitioners-and-researchers/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Project launch event in India, including technical meeting and stakeholder consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact On 01.11.2019, 24 key stakeholders gathered in the UN Conference Hall in Delhi for the projects launch event, specifically, a technical meeting and stakeholder consultation, focussing on impact acceleration through analysis, advocacy and action. The participant organisations included UNICEF, FAO, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Indian Government, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGICS), UNDP, Tata Trust, PRADAN, Ambedkar University, UN Women, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Mobile Harvest, Centre for Policy Research, India. The project partners presented different elements of the planned research translation activities to the expert stakeholders and received feedback through discussions which was used to refine the planned activities.The event also served to strengthen relationships, build networks and raise interest in the project with influential organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Public Fair/Festival 'Khoj Yuwa Mela' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our Public Fair/Festival 'Khoj Yuwa Mela' had two major components, the stage activities and stalls in the field. The stalls were set up for games, registration to the club and performances, food, other NGO's and government departments that wanted to engage with youth. A lot of local stakeholders and politicians were invited for the event, and engaged with the GRTA research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Rediscovering Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems in India's Santhal Parganas Region 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arundhita Bhanjdeo, researcher at the Research and Advocacy Unit of Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), and Ayesha Paatnaik, research associate at Pradan, wrote a blog post for Cornell University. In the blog they discuss how their work for the GRTA project has enabled them to explore how indigenous food systems can be built upon in order to develop resilient, sustainable, and inclusive food systems in rural India. Tribal communities are known to retain the knowledge of the food resources rooted in historical continuity, foods that are documented as having high nutritive value and adding diversity to local food systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://tci.cornell.edu/?blog=rediscovering-resilient-and-sustainable-food-systems-in-indias-santhal...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Reflections On Working And Walking With The Youth Of Chakai, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Delving into the lens through which we typically categorize the youth of today, the author invites the youth of a community in rural India to consider fundamental questions that lie just beneath their everyday pre-occupations. This blog was published on 1 July 2021, and was written by Gautam Bisht. Gautam is currently pursuing a PhD in learning science in the School of Education, Northwestern University, Illinois. He also works as a Consultant in PRADAN as well as in the CHIRAG project for curriculum development. Prior to this, he was leading the programming activities in the project, which aims at creating a democratic platform for the community to exchange relevant information on sustainable food systems. He is the co-founder of Sinchan, an Education and Rural Entrepreneurship Foundation. Gautam completed his Masters in Development Practice from Ambedkar University, Delhi.

First published on www.pradan.net/sampark on 11 February 2021. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.uea.ac.uk/groups-and-centres/global-research-translation-award-project/sustainable-food-...
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Session at Research for Development Impact Network conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Theme of session was 'Understanding and Improving Food Systems for Recovery'. Presented the CHIRAG project, importance of forest foods/uncultivated foods in Santal community's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://rdiconference2021.org.au/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Seven Creative Writing Workshop for CHIRAG Volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Creative writing workshop was conducted by external expert. Participants learned about how to express thier daily lives in social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Short audio clips help students learn in rural Bihar - article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact On 30.08.2020, an article is published on Tehelka website. The article is about the interactive voice response system (IVRS) lessons during lockdown on the need of helping children to learn through audio clips. Sinchan co-founder Shuvajit Chakra-borty said rural students are facing difficulties as they have limited options for staying in touch with lessons. So, in this crisis hour, they are seeking the help of audio clips. "We are developing a model which can be used even by the government in future in case it wants to. Our dream is to spread this model to other Santhal-dominated areas as well like the Santhal Parganas in Jharkhand.".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://tehelka.com/short-audio-clips-help-students-learn-in-rural-bihar/
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Sohrai Mud wall painting and drawing competition Binjha 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Between 30/12/2020 and 6/1/2021, Pradan partner led on delivering a Sohrai Mud wall painting and drawing competition Binjha in the locations of Chakai and Bihar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: South Asia Rethinking Research in Education Conference organised by Oxford South Asia Centre and University of Aarhus, Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact On 23.07.2021, Nitya Rao gave a short presentation at this conference. The conference took the (post)-pandemic context of South Asia both as a lens to understand this crisis as well as a site to understand the existing challenges in education. What are the political and economic fissures that have emerged as a result of the pandemic? Has the situation led to innovation in technology and created positive changes in the system?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiJKMDei1Kk&t=5254s
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Start of the IVRS Summer Campaign, Gram Vaani 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In May 2021, Gram Vaani launched the summer campaign of the Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS). This is a media platform for social development, where people call a free number and interact with a range of audio resources. It is particularly useful in remote rural areas with high levels of illiteracy. The system can be used to share studio-generated content (SGC), e.g. podcasts, interviews (with experts), plays and songs, and also to collect and share user-generated content (UGC) from the community members themselves, e.g. comments, concerns, grievances, recipes, songs, stories. The summer campaign includes programmes related to food, such as kitchen gardens. The teams have also recognised that to engage with the rural Santhali community they had to translate the content from Hindi into Santhali. Therefore, the platform now has more content in Santhali that can be easily accessed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Theatre Performance on Health and Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On the 23rd March 2021, we held a theatre performance on health and nutrition for the local communities in Chakai and Bihar (India). This was an awareness building event in the local hatia, and led by project partner Pradan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Theatre workshop at Piprasol Village, Jharkhand, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 04.02.2020, women self-help groups are the main audience. During the workshop, the activities are aimed at highlighting the importance of women's leadership and mobilisation from the production and collection of food items to consumption perspectives. Local dishes are also prepared, stimulating discussions on varied diets and technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1228296664496115712
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Training sessions for community documentary film-making at Jeypore, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members