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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Rao N (2020) Destinations Matter: Social Policy and Migrant Workers in the Times of Covid. in The European journal of development research

 
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 26 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sg8p5llGQc&ab_channel=MalaysianMicroplasticsNetwork
 
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 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 351 times on YouTube and has been shared on social media outlets. Not aware of other impacts. 
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: '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
 
Description UPDATE 2 - MARCH 2021: Sub-project 1: Child Malnutrition The project partners in Jordan have been developing contractual arrangements to form an industrial partnership with Sana Pharma, a Jordanian pharmaceutical business. The team have developed prototype chewable tablets in two different flavours for children, which have been formulated to combat vitamin D and iron deficiencies that are specific to Jordan populations. Sana Pharma are piloting production of these micronutrient supplements in their factory. The project partner in Malaysia has also developed a prototype formulation for orodispersible films, which can be easily consumed by children, focussing on vitamin A, D and iron, specific to their target population groups. They are using emulsion electrospinning, trialling different mixtures of emulsion to determine the best formula. In March 2021 they received ethical clearance for children to taste test the formulation which has been developed. They have also partnered with the Malaysian Palm Oil Board to obtain a sustainable source of palm oil for the production of supplements once the process has been refined. A PhD student from the project partner in Malaysia arrived in the UK in January 2021 to spend 12 months working in Dr Sheng Qi's laboratory for knowledge exchange on electrospinning and 3D printing of supplements. UEA's creative writer Jean McNeil has developed an information leaflet 'Vitamins and Health in Malaysia' in collaboration with a Malaysian graphic designer, translator and the Malaysian project Co-I, available in English and Malay versions. The project partner in Thailand has also 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 have also carried out surveys in schools to understand diet and nutrition in their target communities. Jean McNeil will be working with the Thai team next, in collaboration with a Thai graphic designer, to develop an information leaflet for this partner. The project partner in Brazil has prototype supplements ready to scale up, but the impact of the pandemic and the political situation has hindered engagement with industrial partners and regulatory approval processes. UEA's filmmaker Christine Cornea and Jean McNeil are developing plans to create information films about the sub-projects without visiting the countries in person, due to the continuing impact of COVID-19 on international travel. They will conduct filmed interviews with each of the research teams online during March. They are also exploring options to employ 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, for example Thailand and Malaysia, the partner universities have filmmakers who can assist. In Malaysia and Brazil, there may be a requirement to contract a local business to collect the footage. The UEA filmmaking team will produce films using this co-created content, and Jean McNeil will develop the scripts. The planned partner workshop at UEA has been moved to an online event on 23 March 2021. This will include 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-Is are female, as is the PI for this sub-project. 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 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 particular inequitable situation. Progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 17 Sub-project 2: Sustainable Food Systems 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 opportunity to record their own audio clips about diet, health, indigenous foods, production techniques and recipes or 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 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. 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 in Chakai received 20,772 calls from 3,408 unique callers with an average call duration of 6.68 minutes (up to January 2021). The data shows that 54% of the users are women, and 34% 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 40% of users are 19-25, so the young people are engaging and learning about some of the indigenous knowledge from the older members of the community. 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. Project partner Gram Vaani developed the IVRS. They are a social enterprise using technology and people to build participatory media networks that empower communities. They are now rolling out the IVRS system to the second project site in Odisha with project partner KISS. They have also developed a smartphone app called CHIRAG Vaani, which is almost ready to launch across India, aimed at younger people, and also to share information with frontline workers and showcase the project to influential stakeholders who would not use the IVRS. PRADAN and KISS have each trained a cadre of local volunteers in film making with help from UEA's filmmaker Christine Cornea. The youth volunteers in Bihar call themselves the Lahanti Club, and they have created 60 participatory films in their YouTube channel since their training a year ago. Project researcher Gautam Bisht (PRADAN) says 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 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 policy-makers, 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 Christine Cornea. With her RA Alex Smith, Christine produced two further participant films, both related to the impact of the pandemic on food security. The project teams have also made significant progress on the curriculum development part of the sub-project. The PRADAN team used the IVRS and the 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 for primary age children coming to after-school learning centres and young adults, including the Lahanti club members, moderators and mentors. In Odisha, KISS university are adapting some of their graduate-level modules to include new learning and research on sustainable food systems. The project team recognise that the evidence-based advocacy aspect of the project work has been impacted by the pandemic, but at the same time there is now a unique opportunity to engage with policy-makers as interest around agriculture, food security and migration is high in India now. 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 in the midst of 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. 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 policy brief is being put together by the team to set out key findings from the research and make clear recommendations to ministers. The plan is to host a policy roundtable to present this policy brief, using some of the film content produced by local communities to highlight the impact of this project, particularly the capacity building of women and youth. Progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17 Sub-project 3: Family Literacy The collaborative working practices developed between the ODA four partner countries (Ethiopia, Malawi, Nepal and the Philippines) have resulted in self-supported initiatives in the ODA countries. For example, the mentoring and workshop series on family literacy developed by the University of Santo Tomas 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. The project teams have completed the majority of the planned ethnographic fieldwork (they intend to complete the final fieldwork components when COVID-19 conditions allow) 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. 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 policy-makers. The project teams are working with their institutions' film and TV departments to create video content for policy and practice initiatives, including literacy materials. The UEA team is conducting a comparative analysis of these four country studies which will be shared at a number of international online events. 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 15 contributors to this Special Issue proposal. The team are also exploring options with UNESCO and the UIL Global Alliance of Literacy to run international dissemination workshops online in autumn 2021 (around International Literacy Day) now that the pandemic has made international travel to in-person events unachievable in 2021. There will be savings made on the travel budget through running these dissemination events online (although significant costs are still involved for mandatory translation for UN events), so the team have started discussions with UNESCO about using some project funds to build a module on indigenous learning for the Family and Intergenerational Literacy and Learning online course run by UIL and the Commonwealth of Learning. This would 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' (course website). The UEA team would also seek to redistribute 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. 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. 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 next phase of impact will be to translate findings from the ethnographic research into family literacy approaches into adopted policies and training materials in national and international education frameworks. Progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 17 Sub-project 4: Microplastics A key component of this sub-project 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 and the MyMiP website and YouTube channel have been set up. 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 has recently 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 1000 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. 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 new Malaysian Microplastic Network to send them samples for analysis, for example WWF Malaysia. COVID-19 has therefore delayed the project's objective to produce data about microplastic pollution in Malaysia to share with policy-makers, and so the advocacy work has not been able to start yet. 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 COVID-19. The workshop concluded that by the end of the project there should be enough data to input into a government organised policy workshop in Terengganu around the topic of Marine Protected Areas. The team are also considering whether to expand the remit of the final project workshop to include a session for researchers from other countries interested in setting up their own microplastic monitoring network, sharing experience from this project. The partners have attended a number of events e.g. webinars and beach cleans to raise awareness of the project. INOS are working with their prestigious UMT gallery to produce an installation in 2021 relating to plastic pollution, which will feature an exhibition about microplastic pollution in rivers and seas around the university, and include an interactive microscope for visitors to view microplastics. Swinburne have received follow-on funding from UEA's QR fund to install a 'Precious Plastics' machine, for student groups to recycle waste plastic into products for display and sale on campus. Blogs and newspaper articles have been written relating to the project itself and the impact of pandemic PPE on plastic pollution. UEA filmmakers Christine Cornea and Alex Smith have worked with Andrew Mayes to produce a series of films about the microplastic analysis methodology with follow-on funding from UEA's impact fund. UEA filmmakers visit to Malaysia has been postponed due to Covid-19. If travel in 2021 is impossible, they will explore options to work collaboratively with local filmmakers to co-produce a film for Malaysian stakeholders. The sub-project team have recently submitted a UKRI-JST proposal to link their plastic analysis expertise with related projects in Thailand and the Philippines. This demonstrates 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. Progress towards SDGs: 6, 11, 12, 14, 17 UPDATE 1 - MARCH 2020: Sub-project 1: Child Malnutrition In the first six months, project partners in Jordan, Thailand, Malaysia and Brazil have been engaging with potential industrial partners in their respective countries to produce micronutrient supplements, a biotechnological process that is being developed by their researchers in the labs initially. The partners in these countries have started to reach out to health ministries in their governments to work out regulatory approval for new supplements which will be developed. All have had communications with pharmacists, paediatricians and supplement producers to determine specific children's health needs in each country and preference on the type and flavour of micronutrient supplement products. All these activities are already influencing policy-makers in relevant government ministries about the particular nature of child malnutrition in their respective countries and the micronutrient supplement innovation which is being developed to mitigate this. In the lab at UEA, the research team are investigating some simple, cheap and novel approaches to produce fast disintegration oral films using biopolymers from food wastes that are abundant in the partner countries to be able to pass their technology onto their partners. The creative writer Jean McNeil visited the Brazilian partner in early March 2020 to start developing the content for information leaflets, which will be distributed to school children and parents for subsequent testing of the products. Progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 17 Sub-project 2: Sustainable Food Systems The project launched with a meeting in Delhi in November 2019 with many policy-makers and politicians from Indian national government departments and non-governmental organisations in attendance. Three complementary literature reviews have been initiated (undertaken by Charlotte Milbank, Helene Binesse, Sumantra Ray) looking at the global literature on biodiversity and dietary diversity, the digital and face-to-face communicative practices (formal and informal) to access health and nutrition knowledges, and the links between global narratives and frameworks on family farming and nutrition, with specific reference to rural and indigenous communities in developing countries. The project partners in India have been working extensively with local community groups, particularly self-help women's groups and youth groups, carrying out participatory activities to promote the importance of dietary diversity for good health. Participatory activities carried out in the first six months include games, charades, logo design, mud wall painting and theatre workshops, and interviewing people at local markets. These are precursors to the development of content by communities for a digital media platform seeking to share a diverse range of issues that constitute sustainable food systems. A leaflet summarising the project has been created to disseminate to stakeholders and a blog has been written about one of the participatory activities. All these activities are helping poor communities become aware of dietary problems and the relevance of including a varied diet in their meals to avoid nutrient deficiencies, which are frequent in women of these rural communities. Film-maker Christine Cornea and her RA Alex Smith travelled to India in March 2020 to create films and run participatory video training sessions with local communities. These communities have learnt about the importance of a diverse diet for their health and gained skills in making films. The project partner Gram Vaani has started to create a digital platform for content created through stakeholder engagement, especially with communities e.g. interviews and films, which will be made available to members of the study communities. The project partner KISS has started to develop curriculum content for schools, universities and village functionaries to use around the theme of dietary diversity. Progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 13, 17 Sub-project 3: Family Literacy The project was launched at an international conference on adult literacy in Manila, Philippines in November 2019 with many policy-makers and politicians from national government departments and non-governmental organisations in attendance. The partners completed the stakeholder mapping exercise at this event. A literature review has been carried out, including a focus on existing literacy policies and programmes. Fieldwork has commenced in Nepal, Malawi and the Philippines. Fieldwork was planned and ready to go in Ethiopia but was delayed due to unrest in the region of Bahir Dar; field research is due to start shortly and during the delay, the partner team has focused on documentary review and preparation of research tools. Partners decided to develop a mobile app only for use in the Philippines, rather than for all partner countries as originally intended, as there were marked differences in the accessibility to Internet and technological use between the countries. The funding will be used instead for additional dissemination activities such as films and training manuals in each country. Progress towards SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 17 Sub-project 4: Microplastics Five microplastic analysis kits were built and tested at UEA in the first 3 months of the project and sent to Malaysia in January 2020 via international freight. The five microplastic analysis kits are currently located at the following institutions, which form part of the new Malaysia microplastic monitoring network: • INOS, UMT (Institute of Oceanography and Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu) • Laboratory of Microplastic Research Interest Group, UMT • National University of Malaysia • 2 x Swinburne University of Technology in Sarawak (one soon to be sent to University Malaysia Sarawak) Andrew Mayes visited UMT in February to meet with the Malay partners and plan objectives for the monitoring network, and to carry out training sessions for researchers and students within the new microplastics monitoring network. GCRF research fellow Yet Yin Hee completed her internship at UEA in December 2019, and is now working 100% on the project at UMT. A video tutorial for using the analysis kit has been created by film-maker Christine Cornea and her RA Alex Smith and translated to Malay. This will be available to researchers within the new monitoring network, as it expands. Fieldwork to collect samples for monitoring has been carried out in Sarawak and three Research Associates are using the kits to analyse the samples. A visit to a school in Terengganu, Malaysia by a members of the microplastic monitoring network communicated the impact of plastic waste in the environment and educated the children about reducing and recycling plastic. This lesson will be used to engage further schools during the project. The project partner in Sarawak, Malaysia is designing a competition for high schools around Kuching to carry out a small research project on microplastics. The intention is to select 5 winning teams to carry out their research using the analysis kit in the laboratory at Swinburne University with help from the project team. 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,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description University of East Anglia QR GCRF
Amount £695,349 (GBP)
Organisation University of East Anglia 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation Malaysian University of Sabah
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation National University of Malaysia
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation Putra Malaysia University
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation University of Brunei Darussalam
Country Brunei Darussalam 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 Malaysian Microplastic Monitoring Network (MyMiP) 
Organisation University of Malaysia, Terengganu
Country Malaysia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Andrew Mayes (UEA) has provided intellectual input and expertise to assist the Malaysian partners to set up this network, including hosting 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. Yet Yin Hee now coordinates the MyMiP network at UMT. Andrew Mayes 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. 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 Malaysiau. 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.
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 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 
 
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: 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: 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 07.07.2020, the Microplastics sub-project team have created a new YouTube channel, to upload videos created for the project, by project team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
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 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: '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: '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: '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: '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: 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 '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: '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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Results and Impact From 02.03.2020 to 16.03.2020, Dr Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith from UEA led classroom sessions for the Uday volunteers to learn how to make short documentary films. The three sessions were titled: 'Narrative and Structure', 'Visualising your Documentary-shots, framing, camera movements, A-Roll and B-Roll', and 'Using your GoPro Kit'.
The participants were very keen to learn. After the workshops, the participants went out in the field practising the skills learned. These skills will be used by the volunteers to create a short film for the final project event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/grta_project/status/1235231047631212544
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: UN75atKISS 'SDGs in the time of Covid-19 Pandemic - Gender and Nutrition Security' 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 21.10.2020, Dr Nitya Rao, PI of the Sustainable Food Systems sub-project and Dr Suraj Kumar, PI of KISS collaborator spoke at an online webinar. As part of UN@75 year celebrations, KISS and KIIT University organized a week-long campaign from the 17th - 24th October, 2020. The webinar highlighted the impact of pandemic on food systems & rural economies and effect it has had on the implementation of SDGs with emphasis on gender sensitive approach in addressing key policy issues. The Mahula Flower video created by UEA Christine Cornea and Alexandra Smith was also screened during the webinar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://twitter.com/kissfoundation/status/1318874994823233537
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: Visit to local markets at Ramgiri Village, Koraput, India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 27.01.2020 volunteers attended for a field visit at a local market, where they discussed with the workers about sustainable food systems. The volunteers used the information for their need assessment and creation of content for the sub-project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: concept seeding activity at Piprasol Village Organisation, 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 20.10.2019, 30 people from the Village Organisation in Piprasol, India attended a meeting to learn about the GRTA project from the project partner PRADAN. This was the initial meeting, which engaged people in the project and encouraged them to co-create strategies going forwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food Systems: concept seeding activity at Siktiya Village Organisation, 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 29.11.2019, 27 people from the Village Organisation in Siktiya, India attended a meeting to learn about the GRTA project from the project partner PRADAN. This was the initial meeting, which engaged people in the project and encouraged them to co-create strategies going forwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Food systems: 'Hau Chatni (Cheeti Ki Chatni) | 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 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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBs-icB0qJo&ab_channel=LahantiClub
 
Description Sustainable Food systems: 'Sacred fruit - Soso' 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 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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vFuhhnwDGc