The STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre

Lead Research Organisation: Institute of Development Studies
Department Name: Grants Administration Office

Abstract

Environmental, food and economic crises now pre-occupy global publics and policymakers. The world faces critical challenges involving complex interactions of social, technical and ecological processes. Science and technology are advancing rapidly but its benefits are felt unevenly, and marginal people and places in Africa, Asia and Latin America often lose out. Navigating complexities, while meeting moral and political imperatives for poverty alleviation, social justice and environmental sustainability, present formidable challenges. Yet many opportunities are coming into view, from citizen-led initiatives in sustainable energy and water management, to novel approaches to address health-environment linkages or build food security for small farmers amidst climate change. More than ever, we need modes of understanding and action that break with past categories, give priority to the perspectives, priorities and creativity of people struggling to escape poverty and marginalisation, and engage politics and institutions to support their efforts and aspirations.

The STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre at Sussex works with partners around the world in research, policy engagement and capacity building to address these challenges and build pathways to sustainability. Building on Phase I's achievements and in today's newly vital context, we now propose a programme to enrich and deepen the Centre's hallmark 'pathways' approach in relation to new, pressing issues. Integrating development studies with science and technology studies, and in thoroughgoing engagement with natural scientists and users, we aim to achieve theoretical and practical advances in 'negotiating complexity in a dynamic world', and 'making science and technology work for people and the environment'. To do this, we will develop new understandings of how the themes of 'dynamics', 'governance' and 'designs' interact. We will advance theory and processes of pathway-building by engaging with six key conceptual areas: 'transitions and transformation'; 'diversity and complexity'; 'political ecology and economy'; 'knowledge and imaginaries'; 'citizenship and participation'; 'innovation and distribution'. We will build on links with the Sussex Energy Group to develop a new domain on Energy and Climate, complementing continuing work on Water and Sanitation, Food and Agriculture, and Health and Disease. And we will develop and undertake, with partners, natural scientists and potential research users, a new set of located, cross-sectoral and cross-thematic projects, integrated into four clusters. Risk and security: institutions for complex systems' will address issues of securitization and risk in global systems, and of formality and informality in urban environments. 'Socio-technical transitions in a changing climate will address niche pathways and sustainability transitions in food and energy, and 'uncertainty from 'below' and 'above' in responding to climate change. Political ecologies of global transformation will address carbon in relation to land and livelihoods in rural Africa, and the dynamics of global commodity chains, focusing on meat and soybean. The socio-ecological dynamics of disease will address zoonotic disease risks in intensifying livestock production systems, and new approaches to integrated vector management. We will also undertake two major cross-cutting workstreams, developing a toolbox of novel interdisciplinary Methods and Methodologies for analysing sustainability issues, and expanding and integrating our work on Impact, Communications and Engagement, following up our high profile New Manifesto project and bringing new ideas, evidence and approaches to international processes around Rio plus 20, the MDGs and beyond. These work streams will further integrate the Centre's work, and enable a wide range of outreach activities geared to building pathways to sustainability and social justice in diverse contexts.

Planned Impact

The STEPS Centre is committed to linking research with impact. We want our ideas to make a difference. With issues of science, technology, environment and development so high on the global agenda, and the challenges of sustainability, inequality and social justice so pressing, we have an extraordinary opportunity to engage with vitally important debates. Across our domain work (on agriculture/food, health/disease, water/sanitation and climate/energy) and in relation to our projects areas, we will identify a range of key users - in governments, in the UN systems, in aid donors, in NGOs, in business and among community groups. We will involve these users from the beginning of our research, helping the framing of questions and the implementation of activities. This will enhance our ability to engage, and for our findings to be taken up and translated into policy and action.

In Phase II we will establish a dedicated Impact, Communications and Engagement (ICE) unit which will work with STEPS research teams and partners to facilitate linkages between research and policy change. This will involve using the PIPA (participatory impact pathways) approach at the beginning of all Centre activities, and as a basis for systematic planning, as well as impact monitoring and evaluation. PIPA mapping exercises will enable the strategic mapping of potential pathways of influence, and a prioritisation of communications and influencing efforts. This will take place for all four domain areas and all eight projects. The ICE unit will build on the effective communications and outreach platform developed during Phase I, including the STEPS website, our publications and events series, our mailing lists and partner networks. In Phase II, we will extend Web 2.0 approaches for enhancing dissemination and engagement, and work more closely with an international media group.

During Phase II, the Centre will prioritise a series of international policy processes for engagement. These will include inputs into the Rio plus 20 Earth Summit process, a proposed report on science and technology for development under the UN Commission for Science and Technology and the debate about what architecture for aid should follow the Millennium Development Goal framework from 2015. This will provide an opportunity to take the STEPS Centre 'New Manifesto' forward, building on the international 'new manifesto' network from China, India, Kenya and Latin America established during Phase I. In order to enhance impact and influence, the Centre will seek strategic partnerships in this work with, among others, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the Third World Academy of Sciences and the Global Knowledge Initiative.

Organisations

 
Description Through research in 28 projects in 30 countries around the world since 2006, the STEPS Centre has developed and explored a 'pathways approach' to understanding and informing how sustainability is pursued and realised (see the STEPS Centre's Final Report at https://steps-centre.org/final-report). The approach integrates ideas from many academic fields about systems, framings, narratives, governance, the politics of knowledge and how knowledge is constructed and used.

The STEPS Centre has taken these often complex ideas and shown how they can be applied to diverse settings and problems from local to global scales - from water provision in peri-urban Delhi, to conflict over land deals, to global climate negotiations (for an example, see https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/from-land-grabs-to-the-anthropocene-exploring-the-politics-of-resources-d9799dad6b70) . The pathways approach has been further embedded in both wider political economy perspectives and practice theory, extending our understandings of power dynamics and the politics of opening up and closing down.

The STEPS Centre has made a well-regarded contribution to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary methods for sustainability research, through the STEPS methods portal (https://steps-centre.org/methods/). This includes a collection of 18 examples showing how methods can be used to explore pathways to sustainability, including case studies of their use in STEPS projects, and an introductory guide explaining the thinking behind the methodology and the overall approach.

Findings from our projects on health and disease continue to contribute understandings from international contexts to key questions around health systems, the social dimensions of response to infectious disease threats and challenges, and policies and evidence for improved health and wellbeing in contexts of inequality. In particular, they have shown how understanding beliefs, values and politics are crucial in tackling disease outbreaks, notably the Ebola crisis but also around avian flu and other epidemics. The findings had direct implications for UK government policy and humanitarian responses on the ground in West Africa, where healthcare efforts had met with resistance and not understood the significance of local culture, histories and politics (see Researchfish entry 'Influencing responses to the Ebola crisis in West Africa').

In the area of new Technology, Innovation and Skills, our work contributes to improved understanding of the social drivers and implications of technological developments, such as in biotechnology and information technologies, informing global policy. Our work contributes core knowledge on innovation systems, continuing to bring international perspectives to debates about the spread and governance of new technologies. Our Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project showed the importance of considering the three dimensions of Direction, Distribution and Diversity when shaping science, technology and innovation in different settings. This emerged from a series of 20 roundtables examining the implications for this approach around the world (see https://steps-centre.org/anewmanifesto/). STEPS research helps innovators to understand how their work is embedded in society, and highlights the importance of supporting the 'systems' in which different sectors work together.

These each represent important contributions - among many other possible examples (see: https://steps-centre.org/final-report) - because sustainability is too often seen as a series of technical challenges, where expert-led processes can focus in on solutions that can be scaled up and out. The pathways approach and methodology together show that, in fact, sustainability challenges are highly political, responses vary from place to place, and there are concrete and practical, though under-appreciated, ways for citizens to be deeply involved in shaping them. The inclusion of poor and marginalised people in particular may often lead to outcomes that better combine environmental integrity with social justice, as STEPS case studies show (Annex A, sections D, E and F in our Final Report).

Over its lifespan the STEPS Centre has built a unique combination of new research networks and collaborations, culminating in the launch of the STEPS-led 'Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium' in 2016, with hubs in Argentina, China, India, Kenya, North America (USA/Mexico), and Europe (UK/Sweden) (See 'Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium' on Researchfish). With six global hubs very active and already interacting with each other and raising funds to continue, we have the beginnings of a longer term institutional framework. The hubs are partly supported and strengthened through a related initiative, the annual STEPS Summer School (See 'STEPS Summer School - overview'). Summer School participants from around 40 countries since 2012, together with visiting fellows and PhD students, make up the 300 strong STEPS alumni association. STEPS Centre's global network carries ideas, concepts, methods and practical examples from our work to diverse settings and challenges (see impact story: https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/navigating-a-tangled-web-how-steps-helped-to-build-a-community-of-new-sustainability-professionals-7b9bb38cd3f2). The STEPS Centre thus contributes to training the next generation of sustainability professionals. This matters because sustainability science has been dominated in the past by rich countries, and insights from the global South are increasingly needed.
Exploitation Route In academic terms, the Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium is taking forward STEPS Centre ideas and methods into new projects in Africa, India, China, Argentina, North America and Europe, including a global initiative supported by the International Social Science Council (ISSC), adapting social learning approaches pioneered by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and others. The ISSC's Transformations to Sustainability Programme cites the STEPS Centre as an example of work to 'build upon and complement' in its latest call. STEPS Centre contributions to thinking on the social dimensions of planetary boundaries are evident in the foundational ideas behind recent influential work on 'Doughnut Economics'.

In policy/practice terms, there are examples of STEPS findings being used around the world: examples of this are grassroots innovation at local and policy level, now being continued into work on Open Science in Argentina and related work in Europe on digital futures; to waste management in India (see the Narrative Impact Report on Researchfish) with further implications for policy engagement in India, and the potential for sharing this experience through existing networks with urban researchers and planners in other countries. An invited proposal for a follow-on initiative on rapid transitions, if funded, will take forward STEPS work on transformations (see 'Transformations events - overview') into an online platform and global alliance to support sustainability transitions at community and policy level.

In terms of building capacity, alumni of our Summer Schools are extending and adapting STEPS ideas in their own work, supported by a Learning site (see 'STEPS Learning: Online course website'). Evidence of the continued demand for our work is the interest in Summer School places (the ratio of applications to places is around 6:1 each year) and the initial interest in our open-access online course. STEPS materials, including books and video lectures, are used in teaching around the world, and we expect this to grow as our networks expand further. The six 'hubs' in the STEPS Global Consortium, set up and strengthened by funding and knowledge exchanges, intend to increase their interactions with activists and scholars in their regions, continuing to use STEPS-generated materials and methods in their own training and work with policy makers and practitioners. The new Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) will build on STEPS work on land grabbing with a programme of early career research funding and international conferences.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport,Other

URL https://steps-centre.org/publications/
 
Description The STEPS Centre approach has proven useful in diverse settings from agriculture and food policy to water and sanitation to urban development to confronting health and disease challenges. The range of policy outcomes across domains and projects is too long to list here, but can be seen in Annex A of the STEPS Centre's final report (http://steps-centre.org/final-report), where different activities are described, including those before October 2011 which could not be included in the current submission on Researchfish. We will continue this engagement with policy on a sectoral, geographically specific basis, but also within the wider debate about how a normative-political perspective on sustainability can be applied in development contexts globally, particularly around the implementation of the SDGs. Our work has aimed not just to contribute to economic competitiveness, effectiveness of public services and quality of life in the UK, but to global sustainability goals and to progressive livelihood, wellbeing and distributional agendas for people in the global South. Nevertheless a variety of positive implications for the UK have been achieved: in better-conceived international development, environment and technology funding and programmes; in comparative lessons for the UK context drawn from other settings; and in improved understanding and governance of many issues that are truly global (food, energy, water, global climate change and disease risks), requiring internationally-co-ordinated responses. Some highlights are outlined in this section. In order to influence debates, agendas and policies, the STEPS Centre has disseminated and promoted knowledge and understanding of the social sciences, with an international orientation, and directed towards natural scientists, technical agencies, and policy-making fora as well as to the general public. However, through selected events and media communications we have also contributed to the UK public's understandings and appreciation of social science, especially as applied to international environment and development issues. These include live public debates in Brighton around energy justice and innovation (see 'Public debate: Fuel poverty, climate change and social justice' on Researchfish), a series of events around the UK, some public, on rapid transitions and transformations (see 'Transformations events - overview'), national TV & radio appearances, and articles + commentary in national and international media - see https://steps-centre.org/press-media-coverage for an extensive list). Flexibility has been a strength of the STEPS Centre, highly relevant to our capacity to deliver research with impact. Our ability to re-gear work, building on nearly a decade of continuous effort and strong partnerships in West Africa, allowed us, for example, to respond in real time to the unfolding Ebola crisis in 2014-15. Along with others, our research highlighted the need to recognise the social dimensions of epidemics, and the cultural and political barriers to local people working together effectively with humanitarian and medical interventions. This allowed an evidence-based response, involving solid social science contributions to be brought to bear. The contributions of the STEPS Centre (with others, including IDS, LSHTM etc.) was widely recognised, including by the then Chief Scientist, Mark Walport, and through the ESRC's selection of the International Impact Prize in 2016 (see 'Influencing responses to the Ebola crisis in West Africa' on Researchfish and the multimedia impact story 'The social life of infectious diseases' https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/the-social-life-of-infectious-diseases-d694d99114d4). In the field of energy and climate change, STEPS researchers have worked over several years to develop ideas on how climate policy could support and foster innovation systems. David Ockwell and Rob Byrne developed a concrete policy proposal for how international climate policy could be revised to better underpin pro-poor, climate compatible transformations via a new approach to assisting the transfer and uptake of climate technologies in developing countries. The approach is known as CRIBs (Climate Relevant Innovation-system Builders). It is now being fed into training (see 'Training climate policy makers in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia') and high-level advice (see 'Advising the Green Climate Fund on the funding of collaborative R&D for climate technology transfer under the Paris Agreement') which has been adopted in the Green Climate Fund's policy. Similarly, being able to respond to the policy moment and be present at the big debates, bringing solid evidence to bear on international policy debates is witness to the capacity and responsiveness of the Centre. Our ability to be present at the Rio plus 20 conference and in discussions around the SDGs is witness to this (Annex A, B2 of the Final Report - see also impact story: Reshaping development goals https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/reshaping-development-goals-38398208d1fd), as has been our ability to contribute to a whole range of inquiries, consultations and informal policy discussions, including contributing in 2014 to the Chief Scientists' Report on the back of extended long-term work by STEPS on the risks and uncertainties around new technologies. During the first phase (2006-2010) we engaged in a range of policy advisory inputs, ranging from government committees to parliamentary inquiries. For example: • Invited STEPS evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology adopted as basis for key policy recommendation in Inquiry report. • STEPS report on Transformative Innovation: policy analysis framework cited as basis for chapter in 2010 DEFRA Evidence Investment Strategy. • UK Government NESTA report on Low Carbon Innovation in China cites STEPS '3Ds' approach • STEPS work on diversity in technological directions cited in Royal Society report 'The Scientific Century: securing our future prosperity' 2010. • UK Foresight Global Food and Farming Futures Project involves STEPS research in work on 'Governance' and 'Imagining the Difficult to Imagine Drivers of Change'. • Submission to 2006 Parliamentary Inquiry on Water. • OECD/UNESCO workshop, January 2009 'Innovation for Development: Converting Knowledge to Value' feeding into the 2010 OECD Innovation Strategy. • OECD Expert Committee on 'Innovating out of Poverty' (April 2009), feeding into Meeting of the OECD Council at the Ministerial Level. The New Manifesto project explored how citizens could be better involved in shaping science, technology and innovation for development. Inputs included research by STEPS members and partners, an international seminar series and 20 roundtables conducted throughout the world - involving hundreds of individuals from women's groups in rural Maharashtra to researchers in Venezuela to the Zimbabwean Minister of Science and Technology. It was launched at the Royal Society in London in 2010, and resonated widely, particularly as the international community reflected on the Millennium Development Goals and what might follow them after 2015. Outputs from the Manifesto project influenced (and were cited by) UK parliamentary committees on building scientific capacity for development and the post-2015 development goals. In a debate in the House of Commons in October 2012, Martin Horwood MP recommended the application of the Manifesto's '3D' agenda of direction, distribution and diversity. Internationally, STEPS researchers were invited to present the Manifesto at an IDRC-OECD event in Paris in 2009, to UNESCO, the World Social Forum and the World Innovation Forum. STEPS also organised an event at the ESRC Festival of Social Science in Brighton, 2010, aimed at the general public. And in October 2012, the New Manifesto project won the prestigious European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Ziman award for "the most innovative cooperation in a venture to promote the public understanding of the social dimensions of science". (See the impact story 'Making futures' - https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/making-futures-815fcab8fda6). A number of major communications related activities took place during Phase 2 (see Annex A, A9 of the STEPS Centre final report). These included: • Symposium on 'Credibility across Cultures' in 2013 at the University of Sussex • International symposium on Pathways to Sustainability at Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2014 • Resource Politics Conference, 2015 • Launch of the Politics of Green Transformations book in London • An international conference on Pathways to Sustainable Urbanisation in India, 2016 • Co-hosting the Contested Agronomy conference in Sussex in 2016 All of these gave a forum for academic researchers to share ideas with significant and influential actors from outside academia - from environmental activists and NGOs at the Resource Politics conference, to urban practitioners and healthcare professionals in India, to policy advisors at the 'Credibility across Cultures' symposium. This led to the development of longer-lasting networks - for example, the POLLEN (political ecology network) was launched at the Resource Politics conference. In the second phase of our work (2011-2016), we were able to raise complementary funds through a number of sources, and seek ways of linking our STEPS work with other affiliated Centres more strongly. STEPS was a core partner in the ESRC Nexus Network, and this allowed for further networking, largely in the UK, with non-academic audiences from business, government and civil society, and a £700,000 grants programme for transdisciplinary research partly shaped through the STEPS Centre and with strong methodological inputs. The STEPS Centre conducted research through 28 projects (of varying sizes) in 30 countries and involving 38 Centre members at Sussex, and many other collaborators throughout the world (see Annex A, A7 of the Final Report, as well as our project partners in Annex A sections D, E and F). We have had eight PhD students funded by ESRC and linked to the Centre and many other students at MA and PhD level engaged with the Centre, both at Sussex and more widely. Examples of specific impacts from our projects are grassroots innovation work being used in policy and practice by varied groups from OECD and UNDP to technology makers themselves (see 'Grassroots innovation - historical and comparative perspectives' on Researchfish); and national policy on waste management in Indian cities incorporating our insights (see 'Draft Solid Waste Management Rules' on Researchfish and Annex A, E9 of the final report). This period also saw the build up to Rio+20, and the subsequent launch of the SDGs in 2015. This provided a substantial policy opportunity to engage with the wider debate and present some cutting edge research and thinking (see 'Rio+20 and the Sustainable Development Goals'). We worked closely with our Swedish partner, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, including Johan Rockström, Per Olsson and others in preparing a series of papers on transformations that were widely publicised in advance of Rio. (For more detail, see the impact story: https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/reshaping-development-goals-38398208d1fd) In this period too, the STEPS Centre was associated with two ESRC International Impact Awards: first in 2015 for Ian Scoones' work on agrarian change in southern Africa and second in 2016 for the work on Ebola that the STEPS Centre contributed to, building on the long-term work on health and disease, and particular epidemics, starting back in 2007 (see 'Influencing responses to the Ebola crisis in West Africa' and for more detail, the impact story: https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/the-social-life-of-infectious-diseases-d694d99114d4). Our Summer School, an innovation in Phase 2, provides a focus for our capacity building work. The Summer School has been massively overs-subscribed each year since 2002, and has attracted PhD students and post-doctoral researchers from around 40 countries. With 300 odd alumni associated with the Centre we have a global network of enthusiastic, mostly young, researchers and practitioners engaged with sustainability issues, who we see as the sustainability professionals of the future, carrying ideas, concepts, methods and practical examples from the STEPS Centre's work to diverse settings and challenges (see 'STEPS Summer School - overview'). Since 2015-16, on the back of long term engagements with partners since 2006, we have established the STEPS Global Consortium, with partners in Argentina, China, Kenya, India, Mexico, Sweden and the US (see 'Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium'). This Consortium provides an extraordinary platform for ongoing research and policy engagement around a number of themes, with each hub linking to STEPS at Sussex in different ways. Our vision for the Consortium is for a horizontal network that is more than the sum of its parts, and is able to co-construct research and influence policy in diverse settings in the Agenda 2030/Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) era. The Consortium is now working on a project under the ISSC Transformative Knowledge Network, involving all hubs, to explore how 'Transformation Labs' and social learning approaches can produce new responses to socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites around the world. This draws on the STEPS pathways approach, as well as insights from the other partners in the Consortium. The impacts from this are not yet determined, but the project aims to produce specific real-world 'social innovations' involving new civil society alliances. Compared to when the STEPS Centre was founded, our 'offer' is even more in demand. In an era when the politics of sustainability is in the news daily, when the world has signed up to the SDGs and the Paris Climate accord (or nearly so), and when the local and geopolitical dimensions of linking environment, society and development are so essential, the sort of groundwork that the Centre has done - in terms of research, but also crucially in terms of network and capacity building - has a vital role to play. This is perhaps especially relevant in the UK where the research community rallies around tackling problem-driven 'global challenges' with cross-disciplinary work under the Global Challenges Research Fund.
First Year Of Impact 2006
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Advising the Green Climate Fund on the funding of collaborative R&D for climate technology transfer under the Paris Agreement
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Briefing note for National Urban Livelihoods Mission, India.
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Draft Solid Waste Management Rules 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact No response given
 
Description Embedding innovation systems into Green Climate Fund policy on funding of collaborative R&D for climate technology transfer under the Paris Climate Agreement
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Green Climate Fund's policy document (see link) explicitly mentions Climate Relevant Innovation System Builders (CRIBS), a mechanism developed by the STEPS Centre. This is relevant to an aim to 'contribute to building innovation systems' (part 2.1) and 'Understand and respond to context-specific conditions and needs' (2.2).
URL http://www.greenclimate.fund/documents/20182/820027/GCF_B.18_12_-_Options_for_support_for_technology...
 
Description Formal response to the draft Indian National Health Policy
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Grassroots Innovation - historical and comparative perspectives
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.oecd.org/innovation/inno/scaling-up-inclusive-innovations.pdf
 
Description Influencing responses to the Ebola crisis in West Africa
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact STEPS Centre research contributed to the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP) and the related Ebola: lessons for development initiatives, which won the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Outstanding International Impact Prize in 2016. The team comprised leading anthropologists from the Institute of Development Studies and its partners, led by IDS director and former STEPS director Melissa Leach. The initiative built on an extensive history of research, including contributions from ESRC-funded STEPS Centre work on how social and natural scientists could work together to prepare and respond to zoonoses and infectious diseases in developing countries. The Platform provided timely advice to high-level fora on case identification and diagnostics, funeral practices, home care, clinical trials, communications, community engagement and 'resistance'. This gave shape to UK and international strategy and on-the-ground action in West Africa. As a social science Sub Committee of SAGE, they advised the government Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientist. The Platform website became a focal point for live information and dialogue, accessed by over 16,000 users and energising global anthropological networks. They advised three UK parliamentary inquiries which reported in January 2016 that: 'The importance of sociological and anthropological support in the epidemic cannot be underestimated.' Cumulatively, the Ebola initiatives influenced and engaged high-level actors including UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, Ministry of Defence and Department for International Development (DfID). Alongside this, media outlets from the BBC World Service's Science in Action to the Huffington Post's Healthy Living blog took note and either carried pieces by researchers or sought to interview them.
URL http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-events-and-publications/impact-case-studies/ebola-response-with-local-eng...
 
Description Inputs to DFID HEART Helpdesk Report on Urbanisation, Health and Nutrition of the Poor
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description LCEDN Recommendations for Proposed EPSRC/DFID/DECC funding call
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This was a short document requested by DECC and DfID to summarise deliberations at the first LCEDN conference held at Loughborough University in April 2012. It sets out the research priorities that flowed from the discussions at the conference. The research establishes that there is a lack of solid evidence on the constraints and soltuions around increasing energy access for the poor in developing countries. It also suggests that the few analyses that consider 'barriers' and interventions in integrated ways show promise for making progress in energy access efforts. The review finds that there is a vast literature on energy access barriers and interventions to overcome them. However, the extent of the academic literature that could be considered 'high-quality' (in terms of the criteria of a systematic review) is quite limited. The literature concerned with sub-Saharan Africa is concentrated on just a few countries and mainly electrification. Furthermore, despite widespread reference to the importance of factors other than technical and economic, there is little analysis of barriers and interventions that are not either technical or economic. And, the analyses tend to focus on barriers individually rather than attempt any integrative approaches: that is, to analyse a set of barriers and interventions together, considering their interactions and complexities. Where such analyses do exist, they suggest that much better understanding of the factors hindering and facilitating energy access is possible.
 
Description Rio+20 and the Sustainable Development Goals
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://medium.com/steps-impact-stories/reshaping-development-goals-38398208d1fd
 
Description Training climate policy makers in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Ethiopia on how to implement an innovation systems approach into the delivery of their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description What are the major barriers to increased use of modern energy services among the world's poorest people and are interventions to overcome these effective?
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This is a systematic review of the literature on energy access barriers and interventions to overcome them. The review was commissioned by DfID and was focussed primarily on sub-Sahara African countries. The research establishes that there is a lack of solid evidence on the constraints and soltuions around increasing energy access for the poor in developing countries. It also suggests that the few analyses that consider 'barriers' and interventions in integrated ways show promise for making progress in energy access efforts. The review finds that there is a vast literature on energy access barriers and interventions to overcome them. However, the extent of the academic literature that could be considered 'high-quality' (in terms of the criteria of a systematic review) is quite limited. The literature concerned with sub-Saharan Africa is concentrated on just a few countries and mainly electrification. Furthermore, despite widespread reference to the importance of factors other than technical and economic, there is little analysis of barriers and interventions that are not either technical or economic. And, the analyses tend to focus on barriers individually rather than attempt any integrative approaches: that is, to analyse a set of barriers and interventions together, considering their interactions and complexities. Where such analyses do exist, they suggest that much better understanding of the factors hindering and facilitating energy access is possible.
 
Description A Global Solution to Protect Water by Transforming Waste
Amount £190,533 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J00538X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 11/2015
 
Description ARCADE HSSR
Amount € 397,526 (EUR)
Funding ID 265970 
Organisation Karolinska Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Sweden
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2015
 
Description ARCADE RSDH
Amount € 306,928 (EUR)
Funding ID 281930 
Organisation Karolinska Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country Sweden
Start 12/2011 
End 11/2015
 
Description Adapting the health and welfare system to a context of rapid change
Amount £153,546 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N00759X/ 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2018
 
Description Addressing South Africa's Sustainable Development Paradox
Amount £9,914 (GBP)
Funding ID NG160318 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 02/2018
 
Description Agricultural Policy Research Africa
Amount £6,799,997 (GBP)
Funding ID PO7195 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 05/2021
 
Description Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants
Amount £49,800 (GBP)
Funding ID ACPG-00126134 
Organisation Arts Council England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 12/2020
 
Description BANKING ON CHANGE
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 208581/0002/001243268 
Organisation Plan UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 04/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description Bionetworking in Asia: international collaboration, informal exchanges and responsible innovation in the life sciences
Amount £1,114,765 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/I018107/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 11/2014
 
Description Case studies of the political economy of science granting councils
Amount £48,164 (GBP)
Funding ID GA-10-2016E 
Organisation International Development Research Centre 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2017
 
Description China involvement in South Africa renewable energy sector
Amount $5,000 (USD)
Funding ID SAIS-CARI-15-03 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 06/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation
Amount kr 3,210,160 (NOK)
Funding ID 235449/E10 
Organisation International Environment and Development Studies 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 12/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description Climate Technology and Development
Amount £16,000 (GBP)
Organisation Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 08/2013
 
Description Co-Lab for Innovation and Sustainability
Amount $400,000 (USD)
Organisation Global Sustainability Studies Program 
Sector Academic/University
Country Unknown
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2016
 
Description Collaborative framing paper on young people and the MAIZE and WHEAT CRPs
Amount $74,929 (USD)
Organisation International Centre for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Mexico
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description Connecting Cities to Basins
Amount £23,379 (GBP)
Funding ID D62.00/01 
Organisation International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Constructing pathways to sustainability: learning across disciplines, sectors, regions and cultures
Amount € 29,900 (EUR)
Funding ID T2S_PP_017 
Organisation International Social Science Council (ISSC) 
Sector Learned Society
Country France
Start 09/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Constructing pathways to sustainability: learning across disciplines, sectors, regions and cultures
Amount £544,765 (GBP)
Funding ID ISSC2015-TKN150224114426 
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Description Constructing pathways to sustainability: learning across disciplines, sectors, regions and cultures
Amount € 29,900 (EUR)
Funding ID T2S_PP_017 
Organisation International Social Science Council (ISSC) 
Sector Learned Society
Country France
Start 09/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Consultancy - Framework for IDS approach to rising powers and global development
Amount £3,750 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Development Studies 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description DFID Ghana MADE Programme livestock policy research
Amount £69,986 (GBP)
Funding ID 228-G03 
Organisation Nathan Associates 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 02/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description Doing Good by Doing Well
Amount £9,560 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L000636/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2016
 
Description Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium
Amount £1,204,066 (GBP)
Organisation Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 07/2015
 
Description Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium
Amount £1,204,066 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 04/2016
 
Description ENABLING WORKSHOP: NEWTON-UK CHINA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP FUND
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description ENABLING WORKSHOP: NEWTON-UK CHINA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP FUND
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Ebola Response Anthropology Platform
Amount £89,680 (GBP)
Funding ID PHGHZE82 10 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2014 
End 11/2015
 
Description Ethiopia Feeder road development for inclusive productive employment
Amount € 59,720 (EUR)
Funding ID W 08.370.101 
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 10/2014 
End 04/2017
 
Description Evaluation of the CGIAR
Amount £30,800 (GBP)
Funding ID CGP/GLO/423/WBK 
Organisation Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Italy
Start 05/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description Foresight Study on European Stakeholder Appraisal of Diagnostics to Manage Anti-microbial Resistance
Amount £118,268 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N014316/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description Funding for African Participants STEPS Summer School
Amount $90,584 (CAD)
Funding ID 107559-001 
Organisation Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Uganda
Start 05/2013 
End 07/2015
 
Description Future Agricultures Consortium
Amount £5,870,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2008 
End 03/2013
 
Description Future Agricultures Consortium - Phase II
Amount £5,870,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PO 40069989 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 03/2016
 
Description Future Health Systems
Amount £1,597,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PO 5467 
Organisation Johns Hopkins University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 01/2011 
End 12/2016
 
Description Future Trends for Youth in Food and Nutrition Security
Amount £44,000 (GBP)
Organisation Concern Worldwide 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description GM CROPS AND INDIGENOUS MANAGEMENT
Amount $61,085 (USD)
Funding ID WU-15-50 
Organisation Washington University in St Louis 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 07/2014 
End 10/2015
 
Description Governance of Discontinuity in Technological Systems (DiscGo)
Amount £396,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 01/2016
 
Description Governing the NEXUS in Southern Africa
Amount £185,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N009908/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 11/2018
 
Description Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa
Amount £288,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M008347/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 05/2019
 
Description HYDRO-SOCIAL
Amount £35,764 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 11/2016
 
Description HealingFromEnclosure - A Political Agroecology of Science-and-Society Potato Controversy in Belguim
Amount £138,867 (GBP)
Funding ID 707807 
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2019
 
Description High Level Panel of Experts
Amount $25,000 (USD)
Organisation Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Italy
Start 09/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description HydroAid Effective Support for Energy and Development
Amount kr 3,020,160 (NOK)
Funding ID 237706 
Organisation Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 03/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description ICTs and the Changing Health Knowledge Economy
Amount £443,219 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J018651/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 03/2016
 
Description ICTs and the changing health knowledge economy: how people find health information in Bangladesh
Amount £393,867 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J018651/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 10/2012
 
Description ICTs and the changing health knowledge economy: how people find health information in Bangladesh
Amount £393,867 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J018651/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 10/2012
 
Description ISSD Africa
Amount € 49,300 (EUR)
Funding ID bc 14/CDI0950 
Organisation Centre for Development Innovation 
Sector Academic/University
Country Netherlands
Start 08/2014 
End 08/2016
 
Description Institutional Arrangements in Land Deals in Africa: Local Impacts of Global Resources Scarcity
Amount £490,265 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J01754X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC-DFID Joint Fund
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2012 
End 12/2013
 
Description Integrated Management Based Approach for Survelliance and Control of Zoonoses in Emerging Livestock Sytems (ZELS) South East Asia Pig and Poultry Partnership
Amount £541,628 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/LO18934/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2019
 
Description Integrated Water Resources Management in Africa
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Council of Norway 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 04/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description KNOWING: the KNOWledge politics of experImeNtinG with smart urbanism
Amount £130,237 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N018907/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description Knowledge politics of experimenting with smart urbanism
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N018907/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 04/2019
 
Description Knowledge politics of experimenting with smart urbanism
Amount £400,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N018907/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 04/2019
 
Description Large development investment and local peacebuilding in rural Africa
Amount £478,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L005670/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 04/2017
 
Description Literature review on Natural Resource Use and Scarcity - future trends and economic implications proposal
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation World Wide Fund for Nature 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Switzerland
Start 06/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description Low Carbon Innovation in China - Prospects, Politics and Practice
Amount £224,540 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K006002/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2013 
End 05/2016
 
Description NEXUS
Amount £83,614 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2017
 
Description Oxford/SPRU/UCL resea4rch group on Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG)
Amount £318,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2014
 
Description PASTRES - Pastoralism, Uncertainty and Resilience
Amount € 2,499,125 (EUR)
Funding ID ERC-2016-ADG 
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2022
 
Description Pathways towards Security: what pathways are being realised in technology infrastructure
Amount £136,160 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K011324/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2013 
End 12/2014
 
Description PhD Partnering Scheme with Beijing Normal University
Amount £16,954 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 01/2015
 
Description Planetary Connections: ESRC Social Science of the Nexus Network Plus
Amount £1,029,045 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L01632X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2017
 
Description Pro-poor low carbon development
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Pro-poor, low carbon development: Improving low carbon energy access and development benefits in LDCs - CDKN 2nd International Research Call on Climate Compatible Development
Amount £500,377 (GBP)
Funding ID RSGL-0024b 
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description RRUF
Amount £48,584 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 07/2016
 
Description Resilience and vulnerability in-the-making at the urban Nexus of food, water, energy and the environment (ResNexus).
Amount £241,992 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N011414/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2015 
End 07/2018
 
Description Responsible innovation and happiness: a new approach to the effects of ICTs
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Research Council of Norway 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Responsible innovation and happiness: a new approach to the effects of ICTs
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES544769 
Organisation Research Council of Norway 
Sector Public
Country Norway
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description Rising Powers in African Agriculture: Are China and Brazil brining new paradigms to agricultural development cooperation
Amount £644,935 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J013420/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 01/2016
 
Description Rising Powers, Clean development and the low carbon transition in sub sahran africa
Amount £720,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J01270X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 05/2015
 
Description Rising Powers, Clean development and the low carbon transition in sub sahran africa
Amount £720,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J01270X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 05/2015
 
Description Risks and Responses to Urban Futures: integrating peri-urban/urban synergies into urban development planning for enhanced ecosystem service benefits.
Amount £194,970 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/L001292/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2014 
End 07/2016
 
Description SEEDZ
Amount £695,153 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/L018926/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Description Seeing Conflicts at the Margins
Amount £797,759 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/P005330/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Description Space, Markets and Employment in Agricultural Development
Amount £410,953 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J009261/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Department ESRC-DFID Joint Fund
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2012 
End 08/2014
 
Description Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group
Amount £492,996 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2010 
End 10/2014
 
Description Sustainable Pathways to Low Carbon Energy (SPLiCE) Research Programme
Amount £17,885 (GBP)
Funding ID 70102678 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description TAPESTRY
Amount £390,787 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S008292/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory)
Amount £258,622 (GBP)
Funding ID 613169 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2017
 
Description Taking Treatment of Chronic Lifelong Conditions to Scale: Applying the Positive Deviance Approach to Health Programme Management
Amount £83,403 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/M002675/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2015
 
Description The Climate Crunch
Amount £13,098 (GBP)
Funding ID AFRYKV0 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description The Rising Powers, Clean Development and the transition to low carbon energy systems in sub-Saharan Africa
Amount £247,638 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J01270X/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 05/2015
 
Description The political economy of energy in Kenya
Amount £15,345 (GBP)
Funding ID 13/115 - CC/12016 
Organisation Institute of Development Studies 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Towards a Sustainable Earth: The environment-human landscape
Amount £159,015 (GBP)
Funding ID PS16129 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description Towards a rational approach to agency for building pathways out of poverty
Amount £409,878 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N014456/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description Transformative pathways to sustainability: learning across disciplines, contexts and cultures
Amount € 850,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 122C2015-TKN150224114426 
Organisation International Social Science Council (ISSC) 
Sector Learned Society
Country France
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Description Transformative pathways to sustainability: learning across disciplines, contexts and cultures
Amount € 850,000 (EUR)
Funding ID TKN150224114426 
Organisation International Social Science Council (ISSC) 
Sector Learned Society
Country France
Start 12/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Description Transforming Energy Access (TEA) initiative
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2016 
End 06/2018
 
Description UPGRO
Amount £39,809 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2013 
End 10/2014
 
Description World Survey on the Role of Women in Development
Amount $28,000 (USD)
Funding ID UNWOMENSURVEY 
Organisation United Nations (UN) 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start 01/2014 
End 05/2014
 
Description Climate Change, Energy and Transport: Training for African Development Bank Senior Managers 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department School of International Development UEA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This was a short training course for African Development Bank senior managers on climate change, energy and development.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Collaboration on research on zoonotic hazards in emerging livestock systems, especially in SE Asia 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on research on zoonotic hazards in emerging livestock systems, especially in SE Asia
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration on veterinary epidemiology and livestock systems development 
Organisation Yunnan Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration on veterinary epidemiology and livestock systems development
Start Year 2013
 
Description Diplomado en Apropiación Social del Conocimiento, Articulación de Saberes y Diversidad Cultural 
Organisation Andrés Bello Convention
Country Colombia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Postgraduate diploma course
Start Year 2012
 
Description Enhancing technology innovation and transfer for climate-compatible development: An in-depth study of international mechanisms, national policies and technology value chains for low-carbon technologies 
Organisation Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)
Country Netherlands 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This project brings together researchers from several organisations across the world to provide policy briefs and case studies of climate-compatible technology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Enhancing technology innovation and transfer for climate-compatible development: An in-depth study of international mechanisms, national policies and technology value chains for low-carbon technologies 
Organisation Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project brings together researchers from several organisations across the world to provide policy briefs and case studies of climate-compatible technology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Enhancing technology innovation and transfer for climate-compatible development: An in-depth study of international mechanisms, national policies and technology value chains for low-carbon technologies 
Organisation National University of Central Buenos Aires
Country Argentina 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project brings together researchers from several organisations across the world to provide policy briefs and case studies of climate-compatible technology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Enhancing technology innovation and transfer for climate-compatible development: An in-depth study of international mechanisms, national policies and technology value chains for low-carbon technologies 
Organisation Radboud University Nijmegen
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project brings together researchers from several organisations across the world to provide policy briefs and case studies of climate-compatible technology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Enhancing technology innovation and transfer for climate-compatible development: An in-depth study of international mechanisms, national policies and technology value chains for low-carbon technologies 
Organisation Tufts University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project brings together researchers from several organisations across the world to provide policy briefs and case studies of climate-compatible technology
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Low Carbon Energy for Development Network
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation King's College London
Department Depression Case Control Study (DeCC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation Practical Action
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description Low Carbon Energy for Development Network 
Organisation UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The LCEDN was established to (1) identify the strengths of UK-based research in low carbon energy and nature of collaborations with researchers
Start Year 2012
 
Description New collaborations on Ecosystem services 
Organisation University of Sussex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaborations on Ecosystem services
Start Year 2013
 
Description New collaborations on Ecosystem services 1 
Organisation Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaborations on Ecosystem services 1
Start Year 2013
 
Description New collaborations on Ecosystem services 2 
Organisation International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Country Sri Lanka 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution New collaborations on Ecosystem services 2
Start Year 2013
 
Description New collaborations with zoonotic disease 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution New collaborations with zoonotic disease
Start Year 2012
 
Description Opportunities for low-carbon development 
Organisation Kulima Integrated Development Solutions
Country South Africa 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is a draft chapter section for the African Development Report 2012. It draws on STEPS research and other sources to discuss the low-carbon energy and development opportunities that African countries could exploit.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation African Centre for Technology Studies
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation African Technology Policy Studies Network
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation Arizona State University
Department Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation Beijing Normal University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Department Centre for Studies in Science Policy
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation National Autonomous University of Mexico
Country Mexico 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Department SEI Africa Centre
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium 
Organisation Stockholm Resilience Centre
PI Contribution The STEPS Centre established the Consortium with its partners in 2015-2016, building on longer-term collaborations between STEPS and the institutions listed. We had successful launches of hubs in East Africa (Nairobi), South America (Buenos Aries), India (Delhi) and China (Beijing) during 2015-16. Our Consortium brochure (download via steps-centre.org/global) highlights the activities and partnerships. The STEPS Centre has provided funding to hubs for launches, capacity building, collaborative research projects, and visiting fellowships.
Collaborator Contribution The members of the consortium have together established a platform for collaborative work across 5 continents. The most striking evidence is a collective project funded by ISSC, the 'PATHWAYS Network', working across all hubs on experimental methods to confront socio-ecological challenges in 6 sites. Other partnerships are detailed in separate entries in Researchfish. One example is the training carried out with ACTS in Kenya and other East African countries on innovation systems for climate policy makers. All partners have provided intellectual input and practical suggestions into the running of the Consortium and its future.
Impact During this period the 'Pathways Network' Transformative Knowledge Network was funded by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) (steps-centre.org/project/pathways-network), and this has provided a firm foundation for developing linkages between hub partners around themes of energy (Kenya and China), water/urban change (India and Mexico/US), and food/agriculture (Argentina/UK), with input from partners in Sweden on methodologies. This work has become an important platform for exchange across hubs, but also as a focus for policy engagement on the ground around the practical challenges of implementing the SDGs. Wider methodological development around the idea of 'transformation labs' has been central to this work, as has reflection on linking research with activism and transformational change. To this end, we had some external funding to convene a process of reflection on scholar activism during the 2016 Summer School, resulting in a web based resource (learning.steps-centre.org/mod/book/view.php?id=45). ISSC and STEPS funding has supported a number of junior researchers from across all hubs to come to Summer School in the last few years. This is consolidating the linkages across the Consortium through different individuals, at different career stages, beyond those who initiated the hubs.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Pro-poor, low carbon development: Improving low-carbon energy access and development benefits in LDCs 
Organisation African Technology Policy Studies Network
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This project brings together researchers from several organisations across the world to provide policy briefs and case studies
Start Year 2012
 
Description What are the major barriers to increased use of modern energy services among the world?s poorest people and are interventions to overcome these effective? 
Organisation RAND Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This is a systematic review of the literature on energy access barriers and interventions to overcome them. The review was commissioned by DfID and was focussed primarily on sub-Sahara African countries.
Start Year 2011
 
Title 'African Farmer' game 
Description African Farmer is a free, open source game that simulates the complex decisions and uncertainties faced by small-scale farmers living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Your challenge is to manage a farming household in a small village. You need to make decisions on what crops to grow, when to plant them and respond to crop pests and changeable weather. You must manage labour and provide your family with a nutritious diet or they may become ill and be unable to work. The game is available in two versions: a single player game and a multiplayer game. Dr John Thompson (Future Agricultures/Institute of Development Studies) is the Project Co-ordinator. The multiplayer game was developed by a team from the University of Sussex and Future Agricultures. Ellie Martin and James Jackson developed the game at the School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, under the leadership of Dr Judith Good. The single player game is developed by James Jackson. The project is supported by DFID through a grant to the Future Agricultures Consortium, with additional support from the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through a grant to the STEPS Centre. African Farmer develops ideas from the educational board games Green Revolution, developed in the 1970s by Graham Chapman and Liz Dowler and Africulture, developed in the 1980s by Graham Chapman, Janice Jiggins and Henk de Zeeuw. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2014 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact The game has been part of the programme at the STEPS Summer School since 2014, as an optional activity. Players have consistently reported that it has helped them to think differently about agriculture in Africa from the perspective of a rural household. There are around 600 followers of the game on social media who are informed of updates. 
URL http://www.africanfarmergame.org/
 
Title IWMI Assessing water availability in 3 cities of India 
Description Adaptation of InVEST software in assessing water availability in natural landscape which will give an output in both vector and raster format to be used for further analysis 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Still under assessment 
 
Title IWMI Land Use Land Cover Maps for 6 cities in South Asia 
Description The results of the remotely-sensed image analyses by IWMI are presented in an online interactive application {http://waterdata.iwmi.org/apps/espa}, providing land use and land cover data from 1990s to the present, at 30 m resolution for each of the 6 cities. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Still under assessment 
URL http://waterdata.iwmi.org/apps/espa/
 
Title Multicriteria Mapping (MCM) 
Description Introduced for the first time as a web-based service in 2015, Multicriteria Mapping (MCM) is a globally-available, easily-accessible, multicriteria appraisal method for exploring contrasting perspectives on complex strategic and policy issues. The tool aims to help 'open up' technical assessment by systematically 'mapping' the practical implications of alternative options, knowledges, framings and values. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact MCM uniquely bridges qualitative and quantitative approaches, and enables more participatory analysis. It allows great flexibility, offering an appraisal method that is strongly grounded in theory but highly unconstrained in practice. This versatility has been reflected in its use internationally to explore contentious decisions in the fields of energy strategy, food production, environmental policy, radioactive waste management and public health. Appraisal of policy options in these areas using MCM has influenced which policies have been adopted. Please see website for case studies. NB. The tool has been available in spreadsheet form since the late 1990s, but also available as a web-based app since 2015. 
URL http://www.multicriteriamapping.com/
 
Description Beware the carbon bubble 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact If the market for a resource declines significantly, the impact is felt not only by shareholders, but also potentially by others affected by the systemic financial risks of a so-called 'carbon bubble'. This would include the taxpayers that often help subsidise the upfront cost of export infrastructure, such as rail and ports. In the face of such potential risks, it's worth at least considering this under-reported publication, a joint effort from Carbon Tracker and the Climate Institute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/beware-carbon-bubble
 
Description Blog: How rethinking local people's agency could help navigate Xochimilco's troubled waters 
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 Blogpost by Rebecca Shelton (STEPS North America Hub) related to the STEPS-led PATHWAYS project on socio-ecological transformations, focusing on the case study in Mexico. The blog series is an important way for partners to reflect on the project and articulate their learning, sharing it with other partners and the wider public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/new-forms-agency-help-navigate-xochimilcos-troubled-waters/
 
Description Blog: To combat neglected tropical diseases, we need more than just drugs and vaccines 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog post by Ian Scoones on the social dimensions of fighting neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), timed to coincide with a WHO meeting on the topic, and linked to the STEPS-led consortium Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/neglected-tropical-diseases-bill-gates-drugs-vaccines/
 
Description Can open and collaborative approaches change the world? 
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 Blog post by by Patrick van Zwanenberg, Mariano Fressoli, Valeria Arza (STEPS America Latina) and Adrian Smith (STEPS, UK) about a new paper on open science and other collaborative approaches, sharing findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/can-open-collaborative-approaches-change-world/
 
Description Facts vs truth: Brexit and sustainability in turbulent times 
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 Blog post by Nathan Oxley (IDS, UK) reflecting on how facts, truth and trust interact with populist political movements, reflecting on the Sustainability in Turbulent Times conference. A link to the blog was also reposted on the website of the Nexus Network, one of the organisers of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/facts-vs-truth-brexit-sustainability-turbulent-times/
 
Description GenderInSITE 
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 GenderInSITE, 'Bringing a Gender Lens to Large International Research Projects', Workshop in Trieste, February 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited seminar at Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, University of Edinburgh 
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 Requests for more details of research.
Numerous citations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description News: Low-carbon hubs could help solve Africa's energy gap (SciDev.Net) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SciDev.Net covers the launch of our Africa Sustainability Hub in Nairobi, which included a workshop on low carbon development in Africa.
Other coverage was received from Coastweek, ScienceAfrica and SpyGhana.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scidev.net/sub-saharan-africa/energy/news/low-carbon-hubs-solve-africa-s-energy-gap.html
 
Description Presentation to the Conferencia en la Cátedra José Celestino Mutis: 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ingenio, Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Bogotá,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Rethinking transformative pathways to equitable growth in Kenya: key research options for the Kenya's Newton Utafiti Fund 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Joanes Atela (STEPS Africa hub) on key areas and opportunities for social research for the ESRC's Newton Utafiti fund.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blog.acts-net.org/bloggers/joanes-atela/30-rethinking-transformative-pathways-to-equitable-gr...
 
Description Three perspectives on grassroots innovation - Presentation to PhD school, University of Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact No response was given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Why Mumbai's floods are an urban planning disaster 
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 Blog post by Hans Nicolai Adam, Lyla Mehta and D. Parthasarathy of the Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation project (following on from STEPS Centre work) about recent floods in Mumbai and lessons for urban planners. The post was also published on the IDS website and shared widely on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/mumbais-floods-also-disaster-urban-planning/
 
Description chair's introduction to UK, Austria, Germany academic exchange panel discussion on Managing Risks in Biotechnology Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Increase in requests for further information, Increase in requests about (further) participation or involvement, Plans made for future related activity, Audience reported change in views, opinions or behaviours, Decisions made or influenced
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description "Book launch - 'India's Risks: Democratizing the Management of Threats to Environment, Health and Values'" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This talk, presentation or debate was intended to promote or disseminate the activities and outputs of the ESRC STEPS Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/event/indias-risks-book-launch/
 
Description "Café Biotecnológico", Radio Arinfo 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Radio Interview: Valeria Arza was interviewed on Open Science on the Programme · "Café Biotecnológico", Radio Arinfo, November 24th, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description "Cognitive behavioral therapy of psychological trauma and child protection" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Division of Housework, Equity Perceptions, and Marital Satisfaction in Transitional China" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Gender attitudes and behaviors in the transition of urban youth" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Grass roots organization governance and citizen participation in Singapore: from the perspective of state corporatism and clientelism" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Passive Smoking and Pancreatic Cancer" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Recent Progress of Social Protection in Asia - The Result of ADB's Social Protection Indicators" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Rethinking the Family Perspective of Public Policies" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Rules and unspoken rules of academic fund application" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Seminar: The inclusive turn of neoliberal conservation? Opportunities and threats of REDD+ in Tanzania' " 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/event/the-inclusive-turn-of-neoliberal-conservation-opportunities-and-threat...
 
Description "The Application of GIS in Social Work" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description "Transformations to sustainability and ecological civilization: Opportunities for collaborative international research towards the Global Goals" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Open seminar of the Pathways to Sustainability China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://china-hub.ssdpp.net.cn/
 
Description 'Ecological Civilization and the Governance of China's Green Transformation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 2 x presentations at a workshop on 'Ecological Civilization and the Governance of China's Green Transformation' was held at Beijing Normal University on 18-19 October 2016, involving representatives from the STEPS bridge year team (Adrian Ely, Wei Shen, Suzanne Fisher-Murray, Sam Geall by Skype), and ISSC team members from Kenya (Joanes Atela) and China (Jiang Chulin, Lichao Yang, Xie Jian).

Wei's presentation opened up to some critical discussion (including from Tsinghua colleague Yixin Dai) about the solar and poverty alleviation programme, in particular financial mechanisms for investment and benefit distribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Ecological Civilization and the Governance of China's Green Transformation' 
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 Workshop to discuss research and strategy across multiple projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Ecological Civilization and the Governance of China's Green Transformation' was held at Beijing Normal University 
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 involving representatives from the STEPS bridge year team (Adrian Ely, Wei Shen, Suzanne Fisher-Murray, Sam Geall by Skype), and ISSC team members from Kenya (Joanes Atela) and China (Jiang Chulin, Lichao Yang, Xie Jian). We also heard reports from the two recipients of the China hub 'student pilot grants', awarded at the Master Class in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Exploring the Social Impacts of Green Transformations' in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province 
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 Lichao and her small team (which includes two other STEPS Summer School alumni, Xie Jian and Jiang Chulin) gathered a group of scholars, government officials, entrepreneurs (factory owners) and laid-off workers (and their representatives) to discuss the social implications of green transformations, with a particular focus on the cement industry. A follow-up meeting with Adrian Ely identified a number of insights and planned the next stages for the ISSC project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Exploring the process of achieving SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Navigating Pathways to Sustainability: expertise and democracy in transformative change, keynote talk for symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Grande Finale' conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, keynote lecture for the 'Grande Finale' conference of the Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability (LUCID), University of Lund, Tuesday 16th October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Low-carbon energy transitions that meet the needs of the poor' workshop, China 
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 The workshop "Low-carbon energy transitions that meet the needs of the poor" workshop was held at School of Social Development and Public Policy (SSDPP), Beijing Normal University, on 16 December 2014. Experts, NGO representatives in the field of social innovation and low-carbon energy development attended the meeting. The workshop mainly included the form of low-carbon energy, the opportunities of low-carbon energy development, challenges facing the development of low-carbon energy, the need of the poor and low-carbon energy, low-carbon economy in the form of possible innovations, measures and strategies. The workshop was part of a series of events working towards an agenda for a ISSC 'Transformative Knowledge Networks' project bid, which was subsequently funded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ssdpp.net.cn/en/?newshow/pid/624/tp/626/id/133
 
Description 'Nexus Methods': opening up democracy as rigour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Nexus Methods': opening up democracy as rigour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to conference session on Nexus Methods, ESRC Methods Festival, University of Bath
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'The Health of the River Hindon': A Civil Society-University Initiative on Environmental Concerns in Ghaziabad 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Meeting of environmental activists, Ghaziabad, 21st October, 2016. [by Ritu Priya, Ramila Bisht, Pritpal Randhawa, Meghana Arora]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Transformations to sustainability and ecological civilization: opportunities for collaborative international research towards the global goals' 
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 Presentation on China hub work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Urban Environment, Health, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation: A Citizen--JNU Initiative' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A round table of environmental activists, Ghaziabad, 16 May, 2016. [by Ritu Priya, Ramila Bisht, Sunny Dhiman, Meghana Arora, Ima Chopra
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 22 May: China and Brazil in African Agriculture - news roundup 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of a series of posts involving selected news and comment from around the web on the impacts of Chinese and Brazilian co-operation on African agriculture. Every article is summarised with a short commentary for the newsletter.

661 clicks online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.future-agricultures.org/blog/entry/22-may-china-and-brazil-in-african-agriculture-news-ro...
 
Description 3er Seminario Internacional de Convivencia con el Semiárido 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: Open Science and Open and collaborative production in the 3er Seminario Internacional de Convivencia con el Semiárido, held at the Centro Xingó, Piranhas - State of Alagoas, Brazil, 3rd y 4th of November, 2016. (Fressoli, M)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 4S/EASST - Conference session 
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 Organised a conference session at the 4S/EASST conference in Barcelona. Session Title: Stoking the Anthropocene
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://4sonline.org/files/4S_EASST_print_program_final_grayscale.pdf
 
Description A Homily, an Observation and a Suggestion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to evening meeting on Science Policy Research
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A Nexus Network workshop: Nexus, resource conflicts and social justice 
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 Interesting dialogue and debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A Perspective on Conspiracies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A Perspective on Conspiracies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contributions to a fellows seminar at the Centre for the Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A View of Science and Technology Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to panel discussion, DPhil Day
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A day in the Chinampas 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Blog post by Rebecca Shelton (STEPS North America hub) on a field visit to the Chinampas in Mexico's Xochimilco region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/a-day-in-the-chinampas/
 
Description A new way of bringing 'farms' and 'systems' together 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS blog http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/a-new-way-farms-systems/

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/a-new-way-farms-systems/
 
Description A pathways approach to urban waste management in India 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Lecture at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description A presentation in parallel session: International symposium (FAO, Rome, Feb 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact FAO International Symposium on The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition, 15-17 February 2016. Delivered presentation in parallel session on the topic 'How to ensure policies, strategies and regulations on agricultural biotechnologies benefit smallholders'. Also moderated a discussion on 'Improving productivity through enhanced resource-use efficiency'; and advisory panel-member for the conference.
Presentation was well-received and praised afterwards by several delegates. Met new people as a result, exchanged information with other delegates, invited to contribute a blog to Independent Science News (web-based science news service).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/agribiotechs-symposium/en/
 
Description A safe space for talking about the future of laboratory animal lives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At the start of this project we stated one of our key objectives was to generate new cultures of communication across science, health and animal welfare, which would shape the future of animal research in the UK. This is a big promise, so it was not without trepidation that we gathered on the evening of the 26th June at the Wellcome Collection to mount our posters and finalise presentations for our opening stakeholder workshop. Yet at the same time the excitement in the air was palpable. This is, at the end of the day, what AnNex is all about, using the approaches and methods from the social sciences and humanities to create a safe space for conversations about animal research for all stakeholders, be they scientists, researchers, academics, funders, animal care staff, NGOs, charities or campaign groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A. Stirling, A Pathways Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, A Pathways Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance?, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham 27th June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Abierto en Acción 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation: Open science in the Jornada Virtual de Acceso Abierto, Argentina 2016: "Abierto en Acción" - Organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Argentine (MINCYT, CAYCIT y la Organización Panamericana de la Salud. 25th of october 2016 (Fressoli, M).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Academic visit (Sonja Klinsky) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss collaboration with Sonja Klinsky (Arizona State University) on how the Technology Mechanism of the UN climate convention and the notion of transitional justice could together play a role in accelerating action on climate change. This led to an invitation to present at a forthcoming workshop on transitional justice (see the entry on this below)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/cop21-climate-negotiations-technology-injustice/
 
Description Accelerating the transition to a decarbonized society 
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 A general overview of the workshop programme, running from lunch on Tuesday 22nd to lunch on Thursday 24th of November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Activismo de datos para el desarrollo sostenible 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Grupos sociales y civiles comenzaron a producir datos para visibilizar problemas sociales y ambientales

En Argentina hay varias experiencias que aprovechan diferentes tecnologías y enfoques

La sencillez de la herramienta, el libre acceso y el compromiso de los afectados son factores en común
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scidev.net/america-latina/datos/opinion/activismo-de-datos-para-el-desarrollo-sostenible....
 
Description Addressing Anti Microbial Resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Talks sparked Q&A afterwards

Agreement to future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Addressing Lewes council on fossil fuel divestment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Peter Newell was asked to address Lewes council at country hall on the question of the divestment of the council's pension fund from fossil fuels. This followed on from his central role in the successful Sussex university fossil fuel divestment campaign.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Addressing climate conflicts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact No response was given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Addressing uncertainty in emerging biotechnologies: from CBA and PRA to precautionary appraisal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop at Hastings Centre on Bioethics on 'Values in Impact Assessment'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description African tech start-ups pitch poverty solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact African companies with tech solutions to poverty pitch to investors at London event

From improved solar cookers to battery-run tuk-tuks, many see hope in entrepreneurship

But other investments also needed to tackle poverty and youth unemployment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-tech-startup-poverty-solutions.html
 
Description Against 'monocultures' in agriculture and knowledge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS blog http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/against-monocultures-in-agriculture-and-knowledge/

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/against-monocultures-in-agriculture-and-knowledge/
 
Description Against Control: some 'Wynnian' implications for current cusp between autocratic and democratic 'socionatures' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to symposium on Knowledge, Politics and Socionatural Orderings - ventures with Brian Wynne
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Against Control: some 'Wynnian' implications for current cusp between autocratic and democratic 'socionatures' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Against Control: some 'Wynnian' implications for current cusp between autocratic and democratic 'socionatures' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to symposium on Knowledge, Politics and Socionatural Orderings - ventures with Brian Wynne, The Storey, Lancaster
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Agricultural Biotechnology and Green Transformations 
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 Presentation on STEPS agriculture - related work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://stepsamericalatina.org/biotecnologia-y-transformaciones-verdes/
 
Description Agroecology meets open source technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog about the"Hackathon of Open Data and open hardware: Towards future Agroecology" in May 2016, the 7th which took place in NETI. The event was hosted by STEPS Latin America as part of a research project on open and alternative science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ocsdnet.org/agroecology-meets-open-source-technologies/
 
Description Alternative innovation working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact No response was given

Generated a number of research questions and planted seeds and identified potential collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Ambiguous evidence : implications of uncertainty for science policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Speaker at seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Ambiguous evidence : implications of uncertainty for science policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Speaker at workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training aseminar for researchers from London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, J. Coburn, An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training aseminar for researchers from London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, Tuesday 12th February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training workshop, Madras Institute for Development Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, J. Coburn, An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training workshop, Madras Institute for Development Studies, Chennai, Monday 17th December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description An Overiew of the Pathways Approach SPRU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to session of the International Sustainable Transitions conference on the Research Session: Sustainability Transitions & Wider Transformative Change, Historical Roots & Future Pathways
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An Overview of Experience in the Nexus Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description An Overview of Experience in the Nexus Network, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, An Overview of Experience in the Nexus Network, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield, 10th May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description An Overview of Nexus Methodologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to Roundtable Meeting on the Nexus, Korea Environment Institute (KEI) and Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC)
Talk sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An Overview of the Pathways Approach IDS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary presentation to conference on Resource Politics: transforming pathways to sustainability
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Anthropological musings on animal-human interactions and zoonotic disease 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anthropologically, bats are anomalous and liminal animals. They are not easy to categorise: they look like mice but fly like birds; they are social but occupy the night. I had one of the best times in my anthropological career when I was invited to spend a night catching and tagging bats in Ghana.
Working with an interdisciplinary team, I came to learn much more of the many diseases harboured by bats (perhaps I will never again have the opportunity to go bat catching and to handle bats with the same naked enthusiasm). In the social science research on bats and zoonotic diseases (as I did actually have to do some anthropology and wasn't able to convert to a full-time bat catcher), we focused on bat-human interactions and the policy implications thereof.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://livestocklivelihoodsandhealth.org/blog/musings/
 
Description Application form: STEPS Centre Summer School 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS blog http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/summer-school-form/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/framing-impact-simple-word-complex-beast/
 
Description Apply now for ESRC Studentship Awards 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STEPS blog http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/esrc-studentships/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Approaches to Uncertainty, presentation to meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on 'Making Sense of Science under Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Approaches to Uncertainty, presentation to meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on 'Making Sense of Science under Uncertainty, Berlin Academy of Science, Berlin, Tuesday 11th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Are African land grabs really water grabs? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact CNN.com article

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://ganashakti.com/english/news/details/4662#sthash.Wc63toKr.dpuf
 
Description Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance?, presentation to workshop at Church House 
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 A. Stirling, P. Johnstone, Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance?, presentation to workshop at Church House, Westminster, London, Wednesday 28th November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Arguing about agronomy: the changing politics of agronomy research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on STEPS site http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/arguing-about-agronomy-the-changing-politics-of-agronomy-research/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/arguing-about-agronomy-the-changing-politics-of-agronomy-research/
 
Description Article for chinadialogue -- Can renewable energy help address poverty in China? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In this article, I wrote with Wei Shen about the research we have been conducting around solar energy for poverty allevation in China. It was published bilingually in English and Chinese on this popular and widely read read environmental website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/9348-Can-renewable-energy-help-address-poverty-in-C...
 
Description Article: Food, energy and water: the politics of the nexus 
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 Guardian article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2014/jun/24/food-energy-water-politics-nexus
 
Description Arts event on Future Scenarios in the Context of Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Andrew Simms and Peter Newell were in conversation with artist in residence Zoe Svensden at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at Sussex University on the theme of 'Future scenarios in the context of climate change'. The event, which ran over an hour and a half and was attended by around 30 people, provided a chance to raise awareness about the rapid transitions work and the platform being developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Asia and enviroment workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact No response was given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Assessing global sustainability assessments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact To stimulate a set of research initiatives

No response was given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://resourcepolitics2015.com/
 
Description Autumn 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact STEPS NEWSLETTER

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Avoid Isolation Between the "Two Cultures"-Keep It Complex and Open, A View from Science and Technology Studies (STS): Interview with Andy Stirling, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Andy Stirling, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK

Eleonore Pauwels (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, USA)

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description BBC - The One Show - GM crops 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC The One Show Andrew Stirling appeared, GM Crops, http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b03b4gpf/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Babbage Lecture for consortium of SOAS, LSE and Cambridge University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Increase in requests for further information, Increase in requests about (further) participation or involvement, Plans made for future related activity, Audience reported change in views, opinions or behaviours, Decisions made or influenced
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Best of STEPS 2013: Science and technology for development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Steps blog http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/bestof2103/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Beyond good and evil: the truth about GM crops 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article in New Humanist Magazine http://rationalist.org.uk/articles/4379/beyond-good-and-evil-the-truth-about-gm-crops

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://rationalist.org.uk/articles/4379/beyond-good-and-evil-the-tru
 
Description Beyond policy statements: how politics and ecology combine in land, water and forests 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Joanes Atela (STEPS Africa hub) on the nexus of challenges related to the UN's Reduced Emissions from Degradation and avoided Deforestation (REDD+) programme. This blog post was part supported by the STEPS-affiliated Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/beyond-policy-statements-politics-ecology-combine-land-water-forests/
 
Description Beyond the nexus: Pro-poor, low carbon energy transformations as under the radar political struggle. RGS conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David Ockwell, Rob Byrne, Adrian Ely, Sam Geall, Peter Newell, Wei Shen and Andy Stirling (2016) Beyond the nexus: Pro-poor, low carbon energy transformations as under the radar political struggle. RGS conference, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Beyond two-dimensional perspectives: Sustainable energy access as adaptation and mitigation? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost by David Ockwell on energy access and what it might mean for research into climate adaption, as well as mitigation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/beyond-two-dimensional-perspectives-sustainable-energy-access-as-a...
 
Description Big Data: betweeen the information revolution and Big Brother 
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 Seminar organised by STEPS America Latina. Members of the seminar audience drew our attention to a call which we subsequently won. The project is called 'Big Development Datashift 2015: Impact of citizen-generated data initiatives in Argentina'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://stepsamericalatina.org/debate-big-data-entre-la-revolucion-de-los-datos-y-gran-hermano/
 
Description Big stories, little stories 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS blog http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/big-stories-little-stories/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/cop/
 
Description Biohacking BA group held in the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño 
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 Panelist: Open science at the meeting of the Biohacking BA group held in the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño / 29th September 2016 (Fressoli, M.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bird flu: panic, Pandemics and Planning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog on STEPS site http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/bird-flu-panic-pandemics-and-planning/

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://steps-centre.org/2013/blog/bird-flu-panic-pandemics-and-planning/
 
Description Blog & live webcast: UNFCCC Workshop: Strengthening national systems of innovation in developing countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event page on STEPS website - audiences made aware of activity

awareness raised of workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/event/unfccc-workshop-strengthening-national-systems-innovation-developing-c...
 
Description Blog - Ebola lessons for development series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Follow up emails with request for briefing paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog: Next steps to strengthen global land governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Examining what has happened and a loking at the challenges ahead in response to growing concerns about the impacts of "land grabbing" driven by the global rush for investment in the wake of the food, fuel and financial crises in the first decade of this century
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/next-steps-to-strengthen-global-land-governance-58940
 
Description Blog: "Are you Reg?" The strange and mythical reality of 'carbon' 
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 part of 'Financialisation of Nature' event
helped to attract interest to Financialisation of Nature event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/are-you-reg-the-strange-and-mythical-reality-of-carbon/
 
Description Blog: 'A new way of doing science': Future Earth in Argentina 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact raised awareness of Future Earth regional agenda

Regional interest

Awareness of regional developments in sustainability science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/future-earth-argentina-supporting-new-ways-producing-knowledge/
 
Description Blog: 'African Technopolitan' July 2015 features STEPS work on climate innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact publicised involvement in Our Common Future
increased interest in STEPS global consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/african-technopolitan-july-2015-features-steps-work-on-climate-inn...
 
Description Blog: 'All eyes on Paris': climate talks in a heightened security context 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to COP21 coverage raised interest in STEPS presence at COP21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/all-eyes-on-paris-security-and-cop21/
 
Description Blog: 'Green Transformations', Leonard Cohen and the Elephant 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact repost blog response to book launch
contributed to discussion on green transformations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/marchudson/
 
Description Blog: 'This hope is real': how COP21 frames the future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to COP21 coverage contributed to STEPS debates around the implications of COP21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/this-hope-is-real-how-cop21-frames-the-future/
 
Description Blog: 'Thousands of models': Planetary boundaries, values & power 
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 added to blog series about planetary boundaries
contributed to debate about Earth Systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/thousands-models-planetary-boundaries-values-power/
 
Description Blog: 45 years of Earth Day: transitions and transformations 
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 highlighted STEPS work on transformation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/earth-day-at-45-transitions-and-transformations/
 
Description Blog: 4S Preview: Digital fabrication. Whose industrial revolution? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost on digital fabrication ahead of the 4S/EASST conference in Barcelona, co-authored by Johan Söderberg, Maxigas, and Adrian Smith (STEPS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.4sonline.org/blog/post/4s_preview._digital_fabrication_whose_industrial_revolution
 
Description Blog: 5 challenges for Least Developed Countries in the post-2015 era 
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 Blogpost reporting on an event about the Least Developed Countries and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/5-challenges-for-least-developed-countries-in-the-post-2015-era/
 
Description Blog: A human rights approach to Water and Food Security connections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted nexus
encouraged engagement with Nexus thinking & Nexus Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/hlpe-2/?referralDomain=
 
Description Blog: A market without trading: China's ambition to create a nationwide Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and its challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted China ETS work
increased awareness of work on China & ETS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/a-market-without-trading-chinas-ambition-to-create-a-nationwide-em...
 
Description Blog: A new tool to prepare for zoonotic surprise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact linked to new tool for zoonosis planning raised interest in zoonotic disease research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/a-new-tool-to-prepare-for-zoonotic-surprise/
 
Description Blog: A year of STEPS: 2015 highlights 
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 highlighted recent articles reminded STEPS blog audience of posts they may have missed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/a-year-of-steps-2015-highlights/
 
Description Blog: Achieving sustainable development means no goal leaving gender behind 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to Sustainable Development Goal series to promote STEPS thinking & book on Gender & Sustainability
relatively high interest in SDG series from online audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/achieving-sustainable-development-means-no-goal-leaving-gender-beh...
 
Description Blog: Addressing Resistance to Antibiotics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted Antibiotic resistance paper
encouraged readership of a working paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/amr/
 
Description Blog: Africa Sustainability Hub will promote low-carbon opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact promoted Africa hub
spread awareness of Africa hub among regional community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/africa-sustainability-hub-will-promote-low-carbon-opportunities/
 
Description Blog: Africa's land rush 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted 'Africa's Land Rush' book raised awareness of 'Africa's Land Rush' book among potential readership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/africas-land-rush/
 
Description Blog: Agricultural revolutions then and now 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blogpost by Michael Loevinsohn about a new project on pigs and disease in Myanmar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/agrevs/
 
Description Blog: Andy Stirling on Nexus methods, knowledge and power 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact publicised paper
contributed to spreading methods & methodologies insights among Nexus Network and related communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/andy-stirling-on-nexus-methods-knowledge-and-power/
 
Description Blog: Are Common Wealth Trusts the way forward for a sustainable and equitable future? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact shared ideas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/are-common-wealth-trusts-the-way-forward-for-a-sustainable-and-equ...
 
Description Blog: BEAM Exchange Research: Call for proposals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted call
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/beam-exchange-research-call-for-proposals/
 
Description Blog: Bats, people and a complex web of disease transmission 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact profiled Bats (Dynamic Drivers) work promoted awareness of emerging findings from project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/bats-people/
 
Description Blog: Between 'greenization' and 'citizenization': Welcome to China's New Normal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact promoted China hub
stimulated interest in China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/greenizationpointel/
 
Description Blog: Book: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted book wide
interest in book from this and other articles
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/book-gender-equality-and-sustainable-development/
 
Description Blog: Borders and resources: "Across this line, you do not" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact blogpost linked to discussion in series on Anthropocene
added to online debate on Anthropocene/planetary boundaries themes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/borders-and-resources-across-this-line-you-do-not/
 
Description Blog: Brexit and development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of blogs by STEPS co-directors and Melissa Leach (IDS director) on the implications of Brexit for international development and science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/brexit-and-development/
 
Description Blog: Bringing vehicle sharing to China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted Low Carbon China project findings
raised awareness of China project findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/bringing-vehicle-sharing-to-china/
 
Description Blog: Business for peace? 
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 Blog on business & peace building

contributed to debate on private sector & conflict
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/business-peace/
 
Description Blog: COP20: Research from the edge 
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 Resource guide pre-COP21

Raised interest in STEPS climate theme

Contributed to interest in COP21 events & engagements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/cop20/
 
Description Blog: COP21, climate change and sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact brought together all STEPS resources on COP21 conference led to greater interest & engagement with STEPS at COP21 conference by peers and potential collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/engagement/cop21-climate-change/
 
Description Blog: COP21: How can climate-friendly innovation flourish in developing countries? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to COP21 coverage raised interest in STEPS presence at COP21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/cop21-climate-innovation-developing-countries/
 
Description Blog: COP21: how can Southern Africa cope with El Niño? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to COP21 coverage raised interest in STEPS presence at COP21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/cop21-how-can-southern-africa-cope-with-el-nino/
 
Description Blog: Call for abstracts: Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact elicited abstracts and boosted participation in conference, leading to debates & relationship building
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/call-abstracts-critical-perspectives-financialisation-nature/
 
Description Blog: Call for papers: 2016 Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies (ICAS) colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact call for papers raised interest in event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/call-for-papers-2016-initiatives-in-critical-agrarian-studies-icas...
 
Description Blog: Call for papers: EASST/4S session on makers, manufacturers and politics of digital fabrication 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact call for papers raised awareness of CFP among potential panel participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/call-for-papers-easst4s-session-on-makers-manufacturers-and-politi...
 
Description Blog: Call for proposals: SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact call for papers raised interest in event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/call-for-proposals-spru-50th-anniversary-conference/
 
Description Blog: Carbon Conflicts: A new book from STEPS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted book
raised interest among potential readership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/carbonbook/?referralDomain=
 
Description Blog: Carbon forestry in Africa: who wins? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted Carbon Forests book raised interest about Carbon Forests book among potential audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/carbon-forestry-in-africa-who-wins/
 
Description Blog: Care or Control? Four Challenges for Transformations to Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS blog post by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/care-or-control-four-challenges-for-transformations-to-sustainability/
 
Description Blog: Cecil the Lion and Zimbabwe's conservation carve-up 
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 promoted debate
contributed to debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/cecil-the-lion-and-zimbabwes-conservation-carve-up/
 
Description Blog: Centre for Bionetworking symposium: have we become too ethical? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted event raised awareness among potential participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/bionetworking-symposium-research-ethics/
 
Description Blog: Changing pastoral landscapes in Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post on the PASTRES project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL https://pastres.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/changing-pastoral-landscapes-in-europe/
 
Description Blog: China Daily covers launch of China Sustainability Hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact linked to media coverage
stimulated interest in China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/chinadailyhub/
 
Description Blog: China and the new climate deal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Shared link to new article by Sam Geall
Contributed to coverage of China pre-COP21
Promoted interest in article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/china-new-climate-deal/
 
Description Blog: China's largest wind farm and the politics of renewable energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact raised interest in renewable politics in China provoked interest in low carbon China work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/chinas-largest-wind-farm-and-the-politics-of-renewable-energy/
 
Description Blog: China's largest wind farm and the politics of renewable energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact raised interest in renewable politics in China provoked interest in low carbon China work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/chinas-largest-wind-farm-and-the-politics-of-renewable-energy/
 
Description Blog: China's largest wind farm and the politics of renewable energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact raised interest in renewable politics in China provoked interest in low carbon China work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/chinas-largest-wind-farm-and-the-politics-of-renewable-energy/
 
Description Blog: Chinese engagement in African agriculture is not what it seems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "We set about finding out what was happening on the ground. Working with African, Chinese and European colleagues, our team investigated Chinese engagements in agriculture in four countries - Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. All have featured prominently as priorities for Chinese investment and aid. Our just-completed project is reported in a new open access special issue of the journal World Development. "
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/chinese-engagement-in-african-agriculture-is-not-what-it-seems-56779
 
Description Blog: Civilising Hypocrisies and Fundamental Questions: on "emancipating transformations" 
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 Guest blogpost by the researcher Marc Hudson reacting to a seminar by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling on transformations to sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/civilising-hypocrisies-and-fundamental-questions-on-emancipating-t...
 
Description Blog: Climate change studies need not fear uncertainties 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog drew attention to the Uncertainties that are a crucial part of climate change narratives and need to be accounted for in policy-making
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scidev.net/south-asia/climate-change/news/climate-change-studies-need-not-fear-uncertaint...
 
Description Blog: Climate innovation systems: new STEPS working paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact new paper advertised
contributed to publicity around COP21
helped to encourage readership of paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/climate-innovation-systems-new-steps-working-paper/
 
Description Blog: Conference: Resource Politics 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Raised awareness of event
Extensive interest in conference from this and other publicity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/conference-resource-politics-2015/
 
Description Blog: Contested Agronomy 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact advertised upcoming conference
enquries received from participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/call-contributions-contested-agronomy-2016/
 
Description Blog: Contested Agronomy: Four big questions to debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost reporting on a conference on battles in agronomic research for development in February 2016. The blog series helped to attract participants and frame debates at the conference, which led to a high quality discussion and dialogue between social scientists and agronomists on key issues pertaining to development and poverty alleviation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://contestedagronomy2016.com/2016/02/26/contested-agronomy-four-big-questions-to-debate/
 
Description Blog: Could changes in beef market regulations open opportunities in southern Africa? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact publicised research
increased awareness of regulation insights
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/could-changes-in-beef-market-regulations-open-opportunities-in-sou...
 
Description Blog: Could new alliances for seeds in Argentina be a way to nurture agricultural diversity? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Patrick van Zwanenberg (STEPS America Latina) about participation in food systems in Latin America, especially around seed regulation, reporting on a 'Transformation Lab'. This was linked to the STEPS-led project, the PATHWAYS Network. Blogs for this project are an important way for the project partners to articulate their reflections on their work, docunment their learning and share it with others in the project, as well as with the wider public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/nurturing-alliance-participative-breeding-argentina-one-solution-decli...
 
Description Blog: Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature - Theory, Politics and Practice 
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 created conference resource page

encouraged participants to blog and share ideas+ proposals on financialisation of nature with wider audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/event/critical-perspectives-financialisation-nature-theory-politics-practice...
 
Description Blog: Davos, development and delivering progress 
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 reflections on World Economic Forum
contributed to debate on WEF priorities
stimulated interest in sustainability in the context of WEF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/davos/
 
Description Blog: Debating Science and Technology for Development in Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted discussion
interest in event & outputs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/stisa-2/
 
Description Blog: Debating uncertainty and complexity in pastoral systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post discussing the PASTRES project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pastres.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/debating-uncertainty-and-complexity-in-pastoral-systems/
 
Description Blog: Degradation Neutrality and the Faustian Bargain of Conservation Finance 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS blog post by Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/degradation-neutrality-faustian-bargain-conservation-finance/
 
Description Blog: Deliberative Mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact contribution to 'Methods' online resource
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/methods/pathways-methods/vignettes/deliberative-mapping/
 
Description Blog: Discussing low carbon urban mobility in China 
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 Blog on a workshop in China about low carbon development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/discussing-low-carbon-urban-mobility-in-china/
 
Description Blog: Displaced by 'development': land, water and protest in Modi's India 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact advertised research on land & water politics
stimulated interest in land/water/politics theme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/displaced-by-development-land-water-and-protest-in-modis-india/
 
Description Blog: Divergent Dairy: comparing pathways in India and South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 2-part blogpost by Brittany Bunce sharing findings on comparisons between the dairy sector in India and South Africa, part of the STEPS-affiliated 'Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/divergent-dairy-comparing-pathways-in-india-and-south-africa/
 
Description Blog: Does social science suffer from 'physics envy'? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/does-social-science-suffer-from-physics-envy/
 
Description Blog: Does the Anthropocene mean we have to 'put democracy on hold'? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted debate
contributed to series on Anthropocene that was discussed on social media and elicited blog responses from peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/does-the-anthropocene-mean-we-have-to-put-democracy-on-hold/
 
Description Blog: ESRC Studentships: study with the STEPS Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact publicised studentships

interest among students in applying
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/dtc/
 
Description Blog: Ebola: difficult questions for development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Huffington Post article - stimulated debate
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ian-scoones/ebola-international-development_b_5975608.html
 
Description Blog: Ebola: identifying the true game-changers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact contribution to online series on Ebola
encouraged further interest in social science contribution to tackling Ebola
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/ebola-identifying-the-true-game-changers/
 
Description Blog: El Niño predictions signal urgent need to prepare for Rift Valley fever epidemics in eastern Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted Rift Valley Fever work
Provoked interest in animal disease project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/el-nino-rvf/
 
Description Blog: Escaping the frames of war 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact raised debate on war politics in UK raised debate on war politics in UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/escaping-the-frames-of-war/
 
Description Blog: Exploring the social impacts of green transformations in China 
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 STEPS blog, March 2017, by Chulin Jiang (Beijing Normal University) sharing outcomes from a 'Transformation Lab' on green transformations in China, part of the PATHWAYS Network. As part of this process, the STEPS communications team provided advice on framing the outcomes for a popular audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/climate-change-and-energy/exploring-social-impacts-green-transformations-ch...
 
Description Blog: Exporting China and Brazil's agricultural know-how to Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost to report on a conference on battles in agronomic research for development in February 2016. The blog series helped to attract participants and frame debates at the conference, which led to a high quality discussion and dialogue between social scientists and agronomists on key issues pertaining to development and poverty alleviation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://contestedagronomy2016.com/2016/02/26/exporting-china-and-brazils-agricultural-know-how-to-afr...
 
Description Blog: Financialisation of Nature: why we need politics and theory 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact part of 'Financialisation of Nature' event
helped to attract interest to Financialisation of Nature event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/financialisation-of-nature-why-we-need-politics-and-theory/
 
Description Blog: For or against GM crops? Other positions are available 
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 promoted article in 'Issues in Science & Technology' raised awareness of GM crop debates
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/for-or-against-gm-crops-other-positions-are-available/?referralDom...
 
Description Blog: Forking the SDGs: How Prototypes Could Transform the New Global Goals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS Centre blog post by Adrian Smith.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/forking-sdgs-prototypes-transform-new-global-goals/
 
Description Blog: Four neglected challenges for China's low carbon future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact shared Low Carbon China event discussion raised profile of Low Carbon China project and outputs among academic research community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/four-neglected-challenges-for-chinas-low-carbon-future/
 
Description Blog: From 'friendship' to 'entanglement': researchers and transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog post drew attention to insights around the Resource Politics conference in September 2015, an international symposium convened by the STEPS Centre. It was part of a series co-authored by participants in the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://resourcepolitics2015.com/2015/09/16/from-friendship-to-entanglement-researchers-and-transform...
 
Description Blog: From Knowledge Economy to Innovation Democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog about democratising knowledge
added to debate about participation in science & innovation
contribution to blog series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/stirlinginnovdemo/
 
Description Blog: From remunicipalisation to reprivatisation of water? The case of Mozambique 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog post by Chris Buescher about his field research which revealed a move from privatisation to public ownership and back again in Mozambique. This partly responded to a Transnational Institute (TNI) report on 'remunicipalisation', and provoked a contact from TNI staff wanting to know more about the research. The story was also covered in Zitamar, a newsletter run by journalists in Mozambique and London, who are investigating the role of private companies in the country's water sector.

This output was partly supported by the project 'Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa' but, as a STEPS-affiliated project, benefited from publicity via the STEPS website, social media and email lists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://steps-centre.org/blog/from-remunicipalisation-to-reprivatisation-of-water-the-case-of-mozambi...
 
Description Blog: GM Food and the precautionary principle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Linking to resources
Contributed to debate about precautionary principle in UK policy making on GM crops & other issues
Opened up debate around precaution & uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/gmprecaution/
 
Description Blog: GM report: Some nice recommendations, shame about the spin 
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 response to government report
contributed to debate on UK agricultural policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/gmcropsreport/
 
Description Blog: GOSH Roadmap: Democratizing Technology, from a Latin American Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS blog post by Julieta Arancio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/gosh-roadmap-democratizing-technology-latin-american-perspective/
 
Description Blog: Gender equality and Sustainability: STEPS members contribute to new UN Women report 
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 Raised awareness of STEPS involvement in UN report

awareness raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/steps-un-women-report-gender-equality-sustainable-development/
 
Description Blog: Get involved! Your views on water and food security wanted by the UN. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invite people to take part in consultation for High Level Panel of Experts on water & food security

Awareness raised
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/hlpe/
 
Description Blog: Giving flesh to the science and innovation we need to see 
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 added to Sustainable Development Goal series to promote STEPS thinking
relatively high interest in SDG series from online audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/giving-flesh-to-the-science-and-innovation-we-need-to-see/
 
Description Blog: Global Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Provided a reference point for information on the STEPS Global Consortium

Peers and other stakeholders understood the global consortium and wanted to find out how they could be involved
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/about/global/
 
Description Blog: Global Soil Week: 5 blogposts on soil by Ian Scoones 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact linked to blogposts
raised awareness of blogposts for further reading
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/global-soil-week-5-blogposts-on-soil-by-ian-scoones/
 
Description Blog: Global land grabbing: new papers & special issues 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted hub launch
raised regional / international awareness of launch + global consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/global-land-grabbing-new-papers-special-issues/?referralDomain=
 
Description Blog: Glyphosate, politics and chemical safety 
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 promoted thinking on pesticide safety
raised awareness of issues surrounding precaution and farming
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/glyphosate/?referralDomain=
 
Description Blog: Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact profiled new project provided central point of reference for new project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/project/nexus-in-southern-africa/
 
Description Blog: Green Transformations in India and China: Who's in Charge? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS blog post by Sam Geall, Wei Shen, Lyla Mehta and Peter Newell
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/green-transformations-india-china-whos-charge/
 
Description Blog: Green Transformations: Video 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact part of Green Transformations book launch
contributed to discussion on green transformations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/green-transformations-video/
 
Description Blog: Green Transformations: Whose Politics and which Green? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact part of Green Transformations book launch
contributed to discussion on green transformations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/gtbooknewell/
 
Description Blog: Green economy and the 'growth fetish': what are the alternatives? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog post drew attention to insights around the Resource Politics conference in September 2015, an international symposium convened by the STEPS Centre. It was part of a series co-authored by participants in the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://resourcepolitics2015.com/2015/08/20/green-economy-and-the-growth-fetish-what-are-the-alternat...
 
Description Blog: Greening Agrarian Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact linked to new research
raised awareness of publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/greening-agrarian-studies/
 
Description Blog: GroFutures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact project page
encouraged interest in research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/project/grofutures/
 
Description Blog: Grub's up: great infographic on the future of eating insects 
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 shared infographic
interest sparked in insects as food
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/grubs-up-great-infographic-on-the-future-of-eating-insects/
 
Description Blog: Has the 'impact agenda' helped agronomy - or harmed it? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted 'Contested Agronomy' conference
stimulated interest in 'Contested Agronomy' conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/has-the-impact-agenda-helped-agronomy-or-harmed-it/
 
Description Blog: Have oil companies learned from the Niger Delta crisis? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog post drew attention to insights around the Resource Politics conference in September 2015, an international symposium convened by the STEPS Centre. It was part of a series co-authored by participants in the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://resourcepolitics2015.com/2015/09/07/have-oil-companies-learned-from-the-niger-delta-crisis/
 
Description Blog: Hot topic: Sustainable Development Goals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to Sustainable Development Goal series to promote STEPS thinking
relatively high interest in SDG series from online audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/engagement/beyond2015/
 
Description Blog: How China's social care providers are experimenting to meet the changing needs of citizens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blogpost by Lewis Husain (IDS) on China's health system, announcing a new Newton Fund project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/how-chinas-social-care-providers-are-experimenting-to-meet-the-cha...
 
Description Blog: How are the LDCs defining a new sustainable development agenda? 
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 Blogpost summarising and sharing a series of video interviews filmed by the International Institute of Environment and Development with participants in the debate about Least Developed Countries and the SDGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/how-are-the-ldcs-defining-a-new-sustainable-development-agenda/
 
Description Blog: How can African agriculture adapt to an uncertain climate?  
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted new book by Stephen Whitfield
raised potential uptake of new book
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/how-can-african-agriculture-adapt-to-an-uncertain-climate/
 
Description Blog: How can solar power be part of transformations to sustainability in Kenya? 
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 Blog by Joanes Atela (ACTS, Kenya) on the role of Solar Home Systems in Kenya's energy sector, connected to the STEPS-led PATHWAYS Network project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/how-can-solar-power-transformations-sustainability-kenya/
 
Description Blog: How can the STEPS pathways approach help us understand the Anthropocene? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blogpost by Mathew Bukhi Mabele (Department of Geography, University of Zurich) and Jacob Weger (Department of Anthropology, University of Georgia) as part of a series on the Anthropocene.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/how-can-the-steps-pathways-approach-help-us-understand-the-anthrop...
 
Description Blog: How climate change transformed India's megacities 
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 reflections on climate change & urbanisation
shared thinking on climate & Indian cities
part of engagement with Indian & global public debate on climate & cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/climate-change-transformed-indias-megacities/
 
Description Blog: How do we 'Co-Produce' Transformative Knowledge? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS blog post by Andy Stirling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/how-do-we-co-produce-transformative-knowledge/
 
Description Blog: How do we end the dominance of rich countries over sustainability science? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact profiled new ISSC-funded initiative (global consortium networking) raised profile of new ISSC project among potential stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/how-do-we-end-the-dominance-of-rich-countries-over-sustainability-...
 
Description Blog: How the Water-Energy-Food 'Nexus' in Asia affects real lives 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted 'Dams' project raised interest in Nexus issues in South Asia, following Thailand conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/debating-the-water-energy-food-nexus-in-asia-regional-policy-and-l...
 
Description Blog: How to Embrace the Darkness 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact STEPS blog post by Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/how-to-embrace-the-darkness/
 
Description Blog: How to ensure governments stick to their Paris climate commitments 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact added to COP21 coverage raised interest in STEPS presence at COP21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/how-to-ensure-governments-stick-to-their-paris-climate-commitments...
 
Description Blog: How to prevent epidemics: an optimist's blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact contributed to online series on epidemics raised profile of new epidemics thinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/optimists-blog/
 
Description Blog: How to redefine innovation & development: an African perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact guest blogpost from African perspective
further discussion & seminar on STI strategy for Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/how-to-redefine-innovation-development-an-african-perspective/
 
Description Blog: How to redefine innovation & development: an African perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact guest blogpost from African perspective
further discussion & seminar on STI strategy for Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/how-to-redefine-innovation-development-an-african-perspective/
 
Description Blog: How understanding politics and science can help create resilient cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post to advertise a new paper by STEPS partners in Mexico.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://steps-centre.org/general/how-understanding-politics-and-science-can-help-create-resilient-cit...
 
Description Blog: How water became a casualty of Mozambique's debt crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blogpost by Chris Buscher, a grant awardee, on debt and corruption in Mozambique, from field work as part of a STEPS-affiliated project on governing the land-water-environment nexus in Southern Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/water-mozambique-debt-crisis/
 
Description Blog: Hunger and HIV: have we misread the landscape? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact reflection on 'natural experiments' methodology
impact not yet known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/hunger-and-hiv-have-we-misread-the-landscape/
 
Description Blog: In defence of ethics 
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 encouraged reflection on ethics & sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/in-defence-of-ethics/
 
Description Blog: In search of transformations at COP21 
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 added to COP21 coverage raised awareness of audio interview with Adrian Ely at COP21
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/in-search-of-transformations-at-cop21/
 
Description Blog: India's seed sector is flourishing. Could African farmers benefit? 
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 Linked to new paper on seeds raised awareness of new paper among potential audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/india-s-seed-sector-is-flourishing-could-african-farmers-benefit/
 
Description Blog: Informing the UK's approach to SDGs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Raised awareness of STEPS contributions to SDG consultations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/eac/
 
Description Blog: Innovation choices in the face of uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Advertised Andy Stirling chapter in UK Chief Scientist book
Contributed to debate about precautionary principle in UK policy making on GM crops & other issues
Opened up debate around precaution & uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/walportreport/
 
Description Blog: Innovation choices in the face of uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Advertised Andy Stirling chapter in UK Chief Scientist book
Contributed to debate about precautionary principle in UK policy making on GM crops & other issues
Opened up debate around precaution & uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/walportreport/
 
Description Blog: International Conference: Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact shared material from China hub launch
sparked interest in China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/event/bnuconference/
 
Description Blog: Introducing PASTRES: Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Blog post introducing the PASTRES project and blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pastres.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/about-pastres/
 
Description Blog: Iran's environmental crisis: why we should be mindful of depicting a dystopian future 
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 Blogpost on narratives about the environment in Iran.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/irans-environmental-crisis-why-we-should-be-mindful-of-depicting-a...
 
Description Blog: Join us for Resource Politics 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact encouraged interest in annual conference
attention paid to annual conference among academic & activist communities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/resourcepol/
 
Description Blog: Join us for What Works at the Nexus? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Helped to publicise conference

Participants were aware of conference, which may have influenced their desire to attend
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://steps-centre.org/2014/blog/nexusconference1/
 
Description Blog: Join us for a Nexus methods workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted event
raised potential for attendance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/nexus-methods-workshop/
 
Description Blog: Just another drop in the bucket on World Water Day? 
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 Blog post by Amber Huff on the Institute of Development Studies website, drawing attention to water conflicts and the politics of resources, timed to coincide with World Water Day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ids.ac.uk/opinion/just-another-drop-in-the-bucket-on-world-water-day
 
Description Blog: Kenya Treasury Cabinet Secretary Rotich Launches Africa Sustainability Hub 
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 promoted Africa hub
increased awareness of Africa hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/media-news/kenya-treasury-cabinet-secretary-rotich-launches-africa-sust...
 
Description Blog: Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Finance: STEPS Africa is "a huge contribution" 
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 promoted high level Kenyan policy involvement in launch
raised awareness of policy/research links
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/steps-africa-finance-cs/?referralDomain=
 
Description Blog: Knowledge is power: towards Low Carbon Energy in Africa 
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 promoted Africa hub launch theme
raised regional / international awareness of launch + global consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/knowledge-is-power-towards-low-carbon-energy-in-africa/?referralDo...
 
Description Blog: Landesque Capital and the Political Ecology of the Anthropocene 
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 Blogpost by Thomas Håkansson (Adjunct Professor, Department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky) on the Anthropocene as part of a series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/landesque-capital-and-the-political-ecology-of-the-anthropocene/
 
Description Blog: Launch: South Asia Sustainability Hub, 28 January 2016 
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 highlighted South Asia hub launch highlighted South Asia activities to global audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/about/global/south-asia/south-asia-hub-launch-event/
 
Description Blog: Learning from Rojava: exploring democracy in the midst of the Syrian war and beyond 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blogpost by Patrick Huff on democratic transformations in Syria, published in advance of two events on the same subject organised by the STEPS Centre in Brighton, as part of a series on 'Transformations'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/rojava-democracy-syria-war/
 
Description Blog: Livelihoods on the edge: contested mangroves in Kachchh 
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 Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Blogpost by Max Martin from the STEPS theme on mangroves and commodification drawing on fieldwork in India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/livelihoods-on-the-edge-contested-mangroves-in-kachchh/
 
Description Blog: Lyla Mehta interviewed by BBC World Service on inequality and consumption 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS researcher Lyla Mehta was a guest on BBC World Service's flagship discussion programme, The Forum, to talk about inequality of consumption. During the discussion, Lyla shared insights from the STEPS Centre's project on peri-urban sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/2016/blog/lyla-mehta-interviewed-by-bbc-world-service-on-inequality-and-cons...
 
Description Blog: Made in China? Mutual learning in a global development era 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact promoted China hub
stimulated interest in China hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/made-in-china-mutual-learning-in-a-global-development-era/
 
Description Blog: Major new research project on animal-to-human disease transmission 
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 new research project announced
promoted new project
helped academic audiences & publics to engage with research issues as part of long-running theme on zoonoses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://steps-centre.org/2015/blog/seedz/
 
Description Blog: Maker culture and sustainability 
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