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

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

Abstract

The ESRC STEPS Centre will link research with action in the exploration of transformative pathways to sustainability. The Centre is part of an emerging STEPS Global Consortium with six hubs across five continents. Work on energy/climate, food/agriculture, health/disease, water/sanitation and urban development will continue through affiliated projects. The STEPS Centre's conceptual and methodological perspective - the 'pathways approach' will continue to be extended, and will provide a focus for debate about what works for sustainability transformations across domains.

The transition funding for the Centre will focus on a series of core platform functions, including convening/debating (through an annual event series on global sustainability challenges, including conceptual, methodological and practical policy questions), networking/partnerships (through the continued development of the Global Consortium), influencing/engaging (through linking research and events to policy and action, especially through building links between researchers and social movements/activists working on sustainability transformations across the world), and capacity building (through the training of early career sustainability professionals at the annual Summer School, as well as mentoring and support across the Global Consortium in a range of research, communications, impact and engagement functions).

The communications capacity of the Centre will continue to be enhanced through web based and social media capacities, as well as new links to arts and design. Over four years, the global standing of the Centre as a hub for knowledge exchange and policy influencing, particularly around the SDGs, will grow, along with its long-term institutional and financial sustainability.

Planned Impact

During the transition phase (2018-21), the STEPS Centre will continue to provide rigorous research evidence to inform policy and practice in responding to global sustainability challenges, notably around the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Central to this is the recognition of the normative, political dimensions of sustainability. Building linkages between research and action requires network building among researchers, social movements and activists working on sustainability issues across the world.

This includes creating new fora for knowledge exchange between activists, scholar-activists and researchers (for example, through the ERPI conference on rural politics, and the POLLEN Network), sharing methods which reveal solutions to environmental problems (through the PATHWAYS Transformative Knowledge Network, our methods platform and e-learning site), bringing artists together to create accessible, striking resources that will encourage public debate (through our partnership with Brighton University and Swarm Dynamics, an arts activist group), mobilising active networks working on practical transitions worldwide (proposed Rapid Transition Alliance) and encouraging reflection between scientists, engineers, planners and those who act as brokers between scientific knowledge and grassroots views on transformative environmental change.

In this transition phase we will do this by linking affiliated projects and our wider network through a series of events focused on major sustainability themes, including transformations, uncertainties, natures and methods. These will be a focus for debate between researchers, social movements, activists, practitioners and policymakers, aiming to define new directions and solutions to complex conceptual, methodological and practical sustainability challenges. Strategic links with the Transnational Institute, Oxfam, ActionAid, La Via Campesina and environmental justice networks globally will provide a platform for engagement with a wide range of activist groups and social movements concerned with environmental change and sustainability.

The regional hubs of the STEPS Global Consortium, along with our extensive 300-strong alumni network, will provide a network for engagement and dissemination, linking the research to particular policy communities across five continents. For example, the strong links between the South Asia hub and the People's Science Movement and urban activists across India provides on-going opportunities for linking to urban sustainability agendas. The Africa and China hubs have well-developed networks in the sustainable energy and low carbon field, actively linking into global climate negotiations. And the Latin America hub has long-standing links with policymakers and activists concerned with open knowledge and innovation systems. On-going research in affiliated projects encompasses our existing research domains of energy/climate, agriculture/food, resource politics, urban change and health/disease, each with already defined networks for engagement and influencing in place. Through investment in the Centre's core platform functions, we will enhance this through our web-based communications activity and through ongoing presence on social media.

Longer-term capacity impacts will emerge through continuing our annual Summer School at Sussex, together with development of our e-learning site and methods portal, as well as teaching curricula at postgraduate level at Sussex, and across our Consortium that has STEPS concepts, methods and practical examples at their core. Our aim is to create a Centre, linked to the wider Consortium, which has long-term financial and institutional security in order to address the SDG implementation challenges to 2030. Through this we will demonstrate the importance of integrative social science to global economic and social goals, and so a long-term legacy of ESRC Centre funding, aligned with ESRC/UKRI strategic priorities.
 
Description This section will be completed at a later stage in the grant, when key findings from the STEPS Centre's affiliate projects and events have been reviewed.
Exploitation Route Findings are expected to inform action in a number of arenas - policy, art/culture, governance of science and technology, international development and in local alliance building around sustainability objectives - but it is too early in the grant to assess the potential uptake.
Sectors Other

 
Description As in the previous STEPS award, a narrative impact will be provided at a later stage in the grant.
 
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 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 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 A CRISIS OF EXPERTISE? LEGITIMACY AND THE CHALLENGE OF POLICYMAKING 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address by Andy Stirling on the final day of The 2018 Melbourne School of Government's conference, talking about expertise and democracy: from adversarial crisis to mutualistic renewal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AGENCY AND SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM (SES) PATHWAYS: THE TRANSFORMATION LAB IN THE XOCHIMILCO SES 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Video recording of STEPS seminar uploaded to STEPS website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description AGENCY AND SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEM (SES) PATHWAYS: THE TRANSFORMATION LAB IN THE XOCHIMILCO SES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS Seminar at IDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ANSWERS ON A POSTCARD: HOW WOULD YOU DO TECHNOLOGY DIFFERENTLY? 
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 website blog post by Adrian Smith
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ARE ALTERNATIVE VISIONS MISSING FROM THE DEBATES ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS? 
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 Kasper Ampe, Michael Kriechbaum and Sofie Sandin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ARE ELSEVIER CORRUPTING OPEN SCIENCE IN EUROPE? 
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 about Guardian article on Open Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ARGENTINA'S 'BIOLEFT' PROJECT SHARES ITS FIRST OPEN SOURCE SEEDS 
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 by Paddy van Zwanenberg and Anabel Marin, Steps America Latina
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ARGENTINE CONGRESS OF OPEN AND CITIZEN SCIENCE (CIACIAR) 
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 CIACIAR (Congreso de Ciencia Abierta y Ciudadana en Argentina) was a one-day congress held at the University of San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The event was convened by CENIT and Cientópolis, and sponsored by STEPS Latin America.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ART, UNCERTAINTY AND SYSTEM CHANGE 
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 website blog by BEcky Ayre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AUTHORITARIANISM, POPULISM AND POLITICAL ECOLOGY 
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 website blog post by Levi Van Sant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Adaptation des agro-écosystèmes aux changements globaux : plus de résilience et moins de vulnérabilité ? 
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 Michele Nori participation for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 Agency and social-ecological system (SES) pathways: The Transformation Lab in the Xochimilco SES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact For two years, J. Mario Siqueiros-García, as part of the STEPS North America hub, worked with local farmers, residents from irregular urban settlements, and academics in a Transformation Laboratory (T-Lab). The project aimed to re-frame and identify novel ways for promoting individual agency and understandings of the Xochimilco social-ecological system, and provide a space for exploring the conditions that foster collective agency. Drawing on the learnings from this T-Lab experience, this seminar will explore more deeply the connection between the concept of agency and the Xochimilco landscape as a social-ecological system. Mario will argue in favour of a process ontology that seems to correspond with the pathways approach, in which agency and the social-ecological system as a unit, play a central role.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Antonello video + IS blog 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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 BIOLEFT PROJECT IN COMUNES MEETING 
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
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BIOLEFT: EXPERIMENTING WITH OPEN SOURCE SEED INNOVATION IN ARGENTINA 
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 and Anabel Marin (Conicet / Cenit / UNSAM)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Beef, borders and Brexit: why livestock movement is essential 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Blog for ASA conference, Birmingham 
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 Jeremy Lind PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Pastoralism is changing in the Horn of 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 Blog post on the PASTRES project. Posted on both the PASTRES blog (URL below) and on the STEPS blog (https://steps-centre.org/more-from-the-blog/)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://pastres.wordpress.com/2018/02/09/pastoralism-is-changing-in-the-horn-of-africa/#more-72
 
Description Blog: Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience: Introducing the PASTRES Project 
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 introducing the PASTRES project (originally posted on the PASTRES blog) by Ian Scoones and Michele Nori.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/pastoralism-uncertainty-resilience-introducing-pastres-project/
 
Description Blog: The Transformation Labs (T-Labs) Approach to Change 
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 Per Olsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/transformation-labs-t-labs-approach-change/
 
Description Blog: Things Can Change: History and 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 Nathan Oxley, Jonathan Dolley, Shilpi Srivastava and Gordon McGranahan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/things-can-change-history-and-transformations-to-sustainability/
 
Description Blog: Want to Transform Access to Technology? Follow the Invisible Threads 
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 Adrian Smith, Rob Byrne, David Ockwell and Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/want-to-transform-access-to-technology-follow-the-invisible-threads/
 
Description Blog: Where is the Agency of Farmers in Africa's 'New Green Revolution'? 
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.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/agency-farmers-africas-new-green-revolution/
 
Description Blog: Will 'climate smart agriculture' serve the public interest - or the drive for growing profits for private corporations? 
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 in The Ecologist by Peter Newell, Jennifer Clapp and Zoe W. Brent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://theecologist.org/2018/jan/19/will-climate-smart-agriculture-serve-public-interest-or-drive-g...
 
Description CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON POST-AUTOMATION 
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 website blog post promoting Postautomation symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CAN PASTORALISTS HELP US TO RESPOND TO GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Peking University
Beijing, China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CONTEXTUALISING LIFE HISTORIES IN TAMIL NADU 
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 by Divya Sharma and V. Gajendra, Relational Pathways project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CREATING BRIDGES IN XOCHIMILCO THROUGH THE "PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY GAME" 
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 website blog By Beatriz Ruizpalacios, Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, Hallie Eakin, J. Mario Siqueiros-García, Rebecca Shelton, Pathways Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CaSEs seminars Transdisciplinary approaches to human culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michele Nori presenting on PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Can Understanding Pastoral Systems Help Us Respond to Global Uncertainties? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Uncertainties are everywhere: climate change, financial crises, migration flows, infrastructure development, disease outbreaks and more. Yet contemporary institutions and policy processes are poor at responding to and embracing uncertainties, where we don't know about either the likely outcomes or their probabilities. Too often political, procedural and professional pressures force us to ignore uncertainties, constructing problems and solutions in terms of manageable risk. In this presentation, I will argue that this is highly problematic, and that we can learn much from those who live daily with uncertainty and make use of it as a productive resource. Pastoralists - people living largely from livestock in dryland, montane and Mediterranean regions - have long experience of responding to intersecting uncertainties. Perceptions, cultures and practices; markets and economic relations; and institutional arrangements and governance systems have co-evolved with environmental, economic and political uncertainties. Can we learn from these experiences for other contexts, such as financial systems, disease outbreak response, migration policy and critical infrastructure management, where the challenges of responding to uncertainty are real, and growing? Without arguing that lessons are directly transferrable, the presentation will ask what core principles might be relevant for refashioning policies, practices and institutions in order to confront heightened uncertainties in today's world? The presentation relates to a new European Research Council Advanced Grant, involving research on pastoral systems in Chinese Tibet, East Africa and Sardinia, encouraging a conversation with those in other fields grappling with uncertainties. The ERC grant is led by the STEPS Centre at Sussex and involves collaboration with the Global Governance Programme at EUI, Florence, amongst others. (speaker's abstract)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2018
URL http://www.eth.mpg.de/de/events?url=6740%2Fevent_details_953044707.html
 
Description Can pastoralists benefit from payments for ecosystem services? 
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 Linda Pappagallo PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Can pastoralists help us respond to global uncertainties? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of PASTRES project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 PASTRES blog post by Michele Nori
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DALIT WOMEN'S NARRATIVES OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION IN RURAL SOUTH INDIA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presenting latest research activities from Relational Pathways: Mapping Agency and Poverty Dynamics through Green Revolutions that aims to understand the pathways in and out of poverty for farmers and workers in Kenya and India constituted by changing technologies, natural resources and social worlds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DEMOCRATIZING PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SUSTAINABILITY: HOW CAN NEXUS FRAMINGS BE USEFUL? 
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 Saurabh Arora (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK) and Leandro Giatti (SPH, USP, Brazil)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DIALOGUES ALONG PLURAL PATHWAYS: STEPS RESEARCHERS AND SUMMER SCHOOL PARTICIPANTS IN CONVERSATION 
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 is a conversation convened by three participants, Nimisha Agarwal, Ankita Rastogi and Jessica Cockburn. It includes introductions to the STEPS Centre's ideas on six topics by STEPS researchers, and responses to each by different participants at the Summer School, drawing on their own knowledge and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DIETS NOT RIOTS: WHAT WOULD MASSIVE PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE LOOK LIKE? 
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 website blog post by Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 PASTRES blog post by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussion event: Transformations to Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Exchange among academics on Sussex campus on Transformations to Sustainability work at Sussex
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN URBANISING INDIA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event in Delhi explores how urban authorities and other parts of civil society can improve their approaches to ecosystems and the services they provide in urbanising contexts. This event includes the launch of a new ESPA briefing 'Making the most of ecosystem services' which draws on research from the Risks and Responses to Urban Futures project affiliated to the STEPS Centre. It will feature contributions from researchers connected to the South Asia Sustainability Hub.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EMANCIPATORY RURAL POLITICS I: CONTEXTUALIZING AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM AND EMANCIPATORY RURAL POLITICS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the Politics of Nature reading group, Dr Alexander Dunlap, co-hosted by the CGPE and STEPS centre, presents a seminar on the merits of an anarchist political ecology in assessing extractive projects and charting new directions in (re)imagining ecological, unruly and dignified futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EMANCIPATORY RURAL POLITICS II: RESISTING, MOBILIZING AND CREATING ALTERNATIVES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this session, we ask what alternative politics - and political-economic practices - also emerge at this conjuncture. What are 'emancipatory' possibilities or 'alternative' rural politics in practice in settings that may simultaneously seem to have been left behind by globalized capitalism, yet represent the new (last?) frontiers of enclosure, extraction and financialization? Informed by insights from political ecology, alongside other approaches and methods from critical social science and radical practice, presentations in this session explore relationships between historical and contemporary rural struggles, forms of resistance and mobilization, and practices of imagining and creating alternatives, encouraging a comparative conversation. part of the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY: WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT 
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 website blog by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ENABLING INNOVATIONS 
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 website blog post about ennabling innovations in Latin America hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS: PROJECT-BASED WORK WITHIN WIDER TRANSFORMATIONS 
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 Adrian Ely
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ERPI Europe - Facebook community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The group is active and serves as a platform, where different members share articles and news, inform each other about forthcoming grassroots activities and academic seminars, post their opinions on related topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ERPI South Asia workshop, Jaffna, Sri Lanka 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A two-day workshop organised by the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) on 12 and 13 January 2019 at the University of Jaffna in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, with a group of scholars and activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Topics included themes, outreach, collaborative projects and a potential regional conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ERPI South East Asia - exploratory meeting: 'Authoritarian Populism/Emancipatory Rural Politics' 
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 Exploring common themes and challenges with 14 key activists/scholars/scholar-activists working in/on Southeast Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EU COST Action group on Global Drylands meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PASTRES participation at University of Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Event - Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation in Urbanising India 
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 This is a stakeholder engagement event to disseminate the insights on urbanisation in South Asia generated through the ESPA programme, which was funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Department for International Development (DFID), and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This interactive event has been structured with presentations from ESPA and partners to summarise findings, and panel discussions to get reflections from national, state and city governments in India on these issues.

This event will bring together scientists and academics, researchers, development professionals, planners, elected representatives, government departments and peri-urban community members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://southasia.iclei.org/newsdetails/article/ecosystem-services-and-poverty-alleviation-in-urbanis...
 
Description FROM DIGITAL COMMONS TO NURTURING SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: HOW TO PRACTICE OPEN SOURCE IDEAS WITH SEEDS? 
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 website blog by By Mariano Fressoli, Patrick Van Zwanenberg and Anabel Marin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conversation on the Rapid Transition Alliance in a public event with artist in residence Zoe Svensden at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at Sussex University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Julieta Arancio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description GOVERNING THE LAND-WATER-ENVIRONMENT NEXUS: GRANT AWARDEES 2017-2018 
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 Annoucing researchers that have received grants for 2017-2018 for research under the project Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Sam Geall, Wei Shen, Lyla Mehta and Peter Newell
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Gongbu video + IS blog 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Grounding nexus governance: de-nexused developments in Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Water Energy NExus Conference, presentation as part of session on Nexus framework and governance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guest-edited blog series: Authoritarianism, populism and political ecology, hosted on ENTITLE Blog 
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 series of four blogs by different contributors built on lessons from the 2018 Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative and explored linkages with theory and practice in political ecology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://entitleblog.org/2018/11/29/authoritarianism-populism-and-political-ecology/
 
Description HARDWARE Y SOFTWARE DE CÓDIGO ABIERTO PARA CAMBIAR EL MUNDO 
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 in Spanish by By Julieta Arancio
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HEADLESS POPULISM AND THE POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF ALIENATION 
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 website blog post on populism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HOW ARE THE PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE IN PASTORALIST AREAS OF EASTERN AFRICA EVOLVING? 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ian Scoones on Webinar panel discussion organised by the Feinstein International Centre at Tufts University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HOW CAN KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS IN EAST AFRICA CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? 
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 STEPS Africa hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HOW CAN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS BE TRANSFORMATIVE? 
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 Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by Andy Stirling, Adrian Ely and Fiona Marshall
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HOW TRANSFORMATIVE ARE MOBILE PAYMENTS FOR SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS IN KENYA? 
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 STEPS Africa hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description How pastoralists can help us deal with the unexpected 
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 for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hussein video + IS blog 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IAN SCOONES - CAN PASTORALISTS HELP US RESPOND TO GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Uncertainties are everywhere: climate change, financial crises, migration flows, infrastructure development, disease outbreaks and more. Yet contemporary institutions and policy processes are poor at responding to and embracing uncertainties, where we don't know about either the likely outcomes or their probabilities. Too often political, procedural and professional pressures force us to ignore uncertainties, constructing problems and solutions in terms of manageable risk.

In this presentation, I will argue that this is highly problematic, and that we can learn much from those who live daily with uncertainty and make use of it as a productive resource.

Pastoralists - people living largely from livestock in dryland, montane and Mediterranean regions - have long experience of responding to intersecting uncertainties. Perceptions, cultures and practices; markets and economic relations; and institutional arrangements and governance systems have co-evolved with environmental, economic and political uncertainties. Can we learn from these experiences for other contexts, such as financial systems, disease outbreak response, migration policy and critical infrastructure management, where the challenges of responding to uncertainty are real, and growing? Without arguing that lessons are directly transferrable, the presentation will ask what core principles might be relevant for refashioning policies, practices and institutions in order to confront heightened uncertainties in today's world?

The presentation launches a new European Research Council Advanced Grant, involving research on pastoral systems in Chinese Tibet, East Africa and Sardinia, encouraging a conversation with those in other fields grappling with uncertainties. The ERC grant is led by the STEPS Centre at Sussex and involves collaboration with the Global Governance Programme at EUI, Florence, amongst others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/event/can-pastoralists-help-us-respond-global-uncertainties/
 
Description IFAD and FAO commit to pastoral development 
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 Michele Nori PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IN SOUTH AFRICA'S LAND REFORM, CLASS MATTERS 
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 Brittany Bunce
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IS THE NEW EUROPEAN RULING ON GM TECHNIQUES 'ANTI-SCIENCE'? 
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 Andy Stirling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Institutional innovation for resource management on the Tibetan plateau 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International conference, organised by Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI). AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM AND THE RURAL WORLD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) was launched during 2017 as a response to the rise of authoritarian populism in different parts of the world. Our focus is on the rural origins and consequences of authoritarian populism, as well as the forms of resistance and variety of alternatives that are emerging.

Participating institutions include the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Cornell University, the City University of New York (CUNY), the Institute of Development Studies, the ESRC STEPS Centre, PLAAS, and the Transnational Institute (TNI).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 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 PASTRES blog post by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description JUST TRANSITIONS AS A PROCESS WITH COMMUNITIES, NOT FOR COMMUNITIES 
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 Rebecca Shelton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote address by Andy Stirling at conference: A Crisis of Expertise? Legitimacy and the Challenge of Policymaking 
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 STEPS Co-Director Andy Stirling will deliver the Keynote address on the final day of The 2018 Melbourne School of Government's conference, talking about expertise and democracy: from adversarial crisis to mutualistic renewal.

ABOUT THE EVENT:
The economic, social and environmental governance challenges facing contemporary societies are growing in severity, scope and complexity; yet trust in experts and established institutions is in decline. The role and legitimacy of expertise in policymaking is increasingly being called into question.

Recently, populist and anti-globalisation movements in a number of countries, and on both 'right' and 'left', have achieved electoral success, in part by playing on these doubts and by rejecting the claims of experts to specialised knowledge and authority. These sentiments are even evident among many mainstream politicians. 'People in this country have had enough of experts' was the view of leading UK politician Michael Gove in 2016. US President Donald Trump has called global warming 'bullshit' and a 'Chinese hoax'. In Australia we have seen some parliamentarians assert that vaccination causes autism, or that climate change is a fabrication, despite strong evidence to the contrary. We have seen a special commissioner appointed to investigate 'Wind Turbine Syndrome' despite no expert believing such a syndrome exists.

It is time to think anew, and self-critically, about our assumptions regarding experts and expertise. In this two-day conference our focus is on policymaking which is controversial, contested and complex; which is sociotechnical and not simply technical or purely scientific. In particular, we will explore three themes and how they manifest in practical policymaking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://government.unimelb.edu.au/news-and-events/events/expertiseconference2018#program
 
Description LIVING AULAS: WHAT CONNECTS 'UNDISCIPLINARY' RESEARCH ON SUSTAINABILITY? 
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 by Almendra Cremaschi and Rebecca Shelton, Pathways Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture: Resources, markets and institutions: what can we all learn from pastoralists living with uncertainty? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation to an international conference, presenting on PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MAPPING A TRANSFORMING WORLD IN THE SIERRA HUICHOL, MEXICO 
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 Shiara González, Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, and Beth Tellman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Michele video + IS blog 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Migrant labour and pastoralism in Europe 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NARRATIVES OF SCARCITY AND THE GLOBAL LAND RUSH 
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 Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NEW INSIGHTS ON NAVIGATING COMPLEXITY IN DEVELOPMENT 
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 Marina Apgar and Eric Kasper, Institute of Development Studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Negotiating uncertainties on the Tibetan plateau in China 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newsletter: 2018: Transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Newsletter announcing a new four-year programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mailchi.mp/ids/steps-newsletter-2841569?e=a7a051aaf9
 
Description OPEN ACCESS AND OPEN SCIENCE: A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY 
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 written as a contribution to the panel "The political and social impact of journals and the research they communicate" of the SciELO 20 Years Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description OPEN AND CITIZEN SCIENCE CONGRESS 
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 promoting Open and Citizen Science Congress sponsored by STEPS Latin Amer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description OPEN SCIENCE HARDWARE ACROSS THE ANDES 
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 Julieta Arancio. This article first appeared on the Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH) website and is reproduced with the author's permission.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description OPEN SCIENCE MAP: CHARTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN SCIENCE PRACTICES IN LATIN AMERICA 
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 promoting map for Open Science projects or organizations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Open-Source Seeds at Seedy Sunday 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Against a background of increasing patenting of seeds and genetic resources, this talk outlines one of the responses that is emerging around the world: open source seed systems. In particular it describes the development of Bioleft, an open and collaborative system for seed innovation that has been developed by a group of organisations in Argentina.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opportunities with the PASTRES project 
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 Lina F blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PASTRES at FAO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michele Nori presenting on PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY - UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES AND KEY RESEARCH NEEDS 
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 This event, hosted by the Africa Sustainability Hub, explored sustainable development challenges and priorities for the African continent. Topics include the role of research and partnerships, what research is needed, priority funding areas and opportunities for Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description POLITICS IN THE LANGUAGE OF UNCERTAINTY 
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 Andy Stirling
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PUBLIC EVENT: MEETING ENERGY - EASST 2018 CONFERENCE PANEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS member Prof Andy Stirling (SPRU) is among the panel for this public event on energy, as part of the annual EASST conference. The other panellists are Gillian Kelly and João Camargo, and the meeting is chaired by Maggie Mort of Lancaster University.

From the website: "With a Science and Technology Studies sensibility we will see energy as an actor by exploring technologies and materials of energy and how they engage, imagine, undermine or support, think and plan with and through, energy systems. We aim in this meeting to pin down the category 'energy'; to ground it, by making visible some of the practices, strategies and encounters between humans and things, that are often hidden in political rhetorics. We do this by starting with some hidden encounters between civil and military nuclearities, then we consider some embodied resistances to the violence of fracking and then widen to the experiences of activists and campaigners in the climate justice movement."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel on 'Transition together' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panel as part of workshop Schumacher college, held at Dartington hall in Devon UK - panel sparked interest in joining the Rapid Transition Alliance and receiving further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pastoralism has a comparative advantage in variable environments 
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 for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pastoralism is changing in the Horn of 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 PASTRES blog post by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pastoralism under pressure in northern Kenya 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pastoralists are experts at improvisation 
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 for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pastres launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pastres project launch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Podcast - Andy Stirling on Conversations in Anthropology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The podcast was uploaded 6 days ago and has been listened to 147 times. From the creators: "Our ninth episode comes from a conversation recorded at the 'A Crisis of Expertise?' symposium at the University of Melbourne. At the symposium, Tim caught up with Andy Stirling (SPRU, Sussex) and Matthew Kearnes (UNSW) to talk about 'policy-engaged research', policy expertise, and activism in the boardroom."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://soundcloud.com/user-910866758/episode-9-andy-stirling
 
Description Presentation: TRANSFORMING POWER RELATIONS: INSIGHTS FROM THE TRANSFORMATIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A panel session at the World Social Science Forum 2018 in Fukuoka, Japan, which includes contributions from the Pathways Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presenting PASTRES to DLCI staff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of PASTRES project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presenting PASTRES to FAO regional livestock/pastoral unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of PASTRES project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presenting PASTRES to ILRI staff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of PASTRES project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presenting PASTRES to Livestock group Somalia UN/NGOs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of PASTRES project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description REFLECTIONS ON AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM: DEMOCRACY, TECHNOLOGY AND ECOLOGICAL DESTRUCTION 
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 Fourth and last of a series of posts on Authoritarianism, populism and political ecology, co-organised by the STEPS Centre and the ENTITLE Collective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description REPORT FROM ROJAVA: REVOLUTION AT A CROSSROADS 
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 Amber Huff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description REPORT FROM ROJAVA: REVOLUTION AT A CROSSROADS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Panellists Lloyd Russell-Moyle (MP, Kemptown Brighton), Elif Sarican (Kurdistan Students Union UK), Simon Dubbins (UNITE the union) and Janet Biehl (writer and artist, translator of 'Revolution in Rojava' and 'Sara: My Whole Life Was a Struggle') discussed their experiences on delegations to northern Syria / Western Kurdistan and what they have learned about the successes and challenges facing the 'Rojava Revolution' on the ground.

The event is co-sponsored by the ESRC STEPS Centre, Brighton Kurdistan Solidarity, the Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, the Freedom for Öcalan Campaign TU Group and the Kurdistan Students Union, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Report from Rojava: Revolution at a Crossroads 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public panel discussion, livestreamed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/europe-hub/report-from-rojava-revolution-at-a-crossroads/
 
Description Resources, markets and institutions: what can we all learn from pastoralists living with uncertainty? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lecture by Ian Scoones at Bayreuth University, Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.geographie.uni-bayreuth.de/de/institut/termine/Geographisches-Kolloquium_1/08_Abstract_Sc...
 
Description Rewriting policy narratives on pastoralism 
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 for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Roundtable with Hilary Wainwright 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academics from across campus given opportunity to engage with Hilary and each other about political transformations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SEMINAR WITH HILARY WAINWRIGHT 'A NEW POLITICS FROM THE LEFT' - BOOK LAUNCH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Hilary Wainwright to talk about her book to an audience from across campus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SEMINAR: IAN SCOONES - CAN PASTORALISTS HELP US RESPOND TO GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation launches a new European Research Council Advanced Grant, involving research on pastoral systems in Chinese Tibet, East Africa and Sardinia, encouraging a conversation with those in other fields grappling with uncertainties. The ERC grant is led by the STEPS Centre at Sussex and involves collaboration with the Global Governance Programme at EUI, Florence, amongst others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SHOULD POLITICAL ECOLOGY BE POPULIST? 
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 by Diego Andreucci, third of a series of posts on Authoritarianism, populism and political ecology, co-organised by the STEPS Centre and the ENTITLE Collective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SHOULD WE BLAME LIVESTOCK FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? 
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 Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SKILLS FOR SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH 
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 website blog post by SUmmer School alumni
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description STEPS Newsletter 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Newsletter in early 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mailchi.mp/ids/steps-newsletter-2841585
 
Description STEPS SEMINAR - BIOLEFT: EXPERIMENTING WITH AN OPEN SOURCE SEED SYSTEM IN LATIN AMERICA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS Seminar at IDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STEPS SEMINAR - BIOLEFT: EXPERIMENTING WITH AN OPEN SOURCE SEED SYSTEM IN LATIN AMERICA 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Video recording of STEPS seminar uploaded to STEPS website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STEPS Seminar - Bioleft: experimenting with an open source seed system in Latin America 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This seminar reports on work carried out in the STEPS America Latina hub as part of the 'Pathways' Transformative Knowledge Network. In her talk, Anabel Marin will outline the sustainability challenges facing Argentinean agriculture and describe the processes of research, engagement and innovation that have contributed to the development of Bioleft, an open and collaborative system for seed innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STEPS Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participants explored the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place on the University of Sussex campus, near Brighton, UK, where STEPS is co-hosted by the Institute of Development Studies and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description STEPS annnual lecture: Kate Raworth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The economist Kate Raworth, author of the bestselling book Doughnut Economics, gave the 2018 STEPS Annual Lecture at the University of Sussex.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND AGRARIAN STUDIES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tsukuba University, Japan. Japanese Society for International Development conference.
The talk made the case for the connection between two important perspectives in development studies - sustainable livelihoods thinking and agrarian studies, or agrarian political economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar: 16th GRM Annual Seminar Series on Migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michele Nori presenting on PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar: Can understanding pastoral systems help us respond to global uncertainties? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Scoones presenting on PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar: Pastoralism is changing in the Horn of Africa 
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 Presenting on PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Shifting contexts for Maghreb pastoralists 
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 Michele Nori PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Should we blame livestock for climate change? 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description State-Corporate Alliances and Spaces for Resistance on the Extractive Frontier in Southeastern Madagascar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative conference, Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World, convened at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands, March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.iss.nl/en/authoritarian-populism-and-rural-world
 
Description System Change Hive week 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS academics present theory on system change to arists and art students at University of Brighton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description System Change Hive week 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS academics present theory on system change to arists and art students at University of Brighton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description System Change Hive week 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS academics present theory on system change to arists and art students at University of Brighton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description System Change Hive week 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS academics present theory on system change to arists and art students at University of Brighton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description THE CHALLENGES OF OPEN SCIENCE 
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 website blog by Muriel Tosi
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description THE POLITICS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT - ENVISIONING GLOBAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURE FUTURES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Institute of Developing Economies (IDE)
Conference on food, agriculture and the SDGs
JETRO Exhibition Hall, 5th Floor, Ark Mori Building, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description THE POWER OF A T-LAB: SHARING LESSONS ON WATER AND JUSTICE IN GURGAON, INDIA 
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 STEPS South Asia hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description THE TRANSFORMATION LABS (T-LABS) APPROACH TO CHANGE 
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 Per Olsson
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description THINGS CAN CHANGE: HISTORY AND 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog post by by Nathan Oxley, Jonathan Dolley, Shilpi Srivastava and Gordon McGranahan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description THREE PROJECTS THAT EXPLORE OPEN AND COLLABORATIVE PRODUCTION 
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 about Researchers from STEPS Latin America and CENIT (Research Center for Transformation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TRANSFORMATION LABS: SIX STORIES OF CHANGE 
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 on Pathways by Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on rapid transition - Wilderness Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk by Peter Newell about the possibility of Rapid Transitions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on rapid transition at the Carbon Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talks on the Rapid Transition Alliance at the Carbon Trust in London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk on rapid transition: 'We know not yet what we may be', Barbican 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at the start of an interactive installation at the Barbican, London.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk: THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: WHAT ARE THEY AND WILL THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact STEPS Co-director delivered a talk in 'The Lyceum' tent at Wilderness festival on Sat Aug 4 (hosted by the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex)

At the end of 2015, the world signed up to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were to be universal, covering all of humanity. No-one was to be 'left behind'. Following on from the UN High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs in mid-July, this talk will ask what are these goals, and what potential for change do they offer? Do the global goals offer an opportunity to focus on the political transformations required to achieve sustainable development, both north and south?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The PASTRES project's first year! 
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 for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The changing dynamics of Sardinian pastoralism: why an uncertainty lens is important 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The many futures of pastoralism in the Horn of 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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The vegan craze: what does it mean for pastoralists 
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 Ian S blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UNCOVERING TRANSGRESSIVE SOLIDARITIES 
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 Divya Sharma, Relational Pathways project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UNDERSTANDING UNCERTAINTY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: VIEWS FROM INDIA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS Seminar at IDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VIDEO: HILARY WAINWRIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE, POLITICS AND THE LEFT 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Video recording of STEPS seminar published online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description VIEWS FROM THE COAST: UNCERTAINTY BEYOND CLIMATE CHANGE 
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 website blog by Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Variability is a resource that pastoralists use 
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 for PASTRES
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WANT TO TRANSFORM ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY? FOLLOW THE INVISIBLE THREADS 
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 Adrian Smith, Rob Byrne, David Ockwell and Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHAT CAN TRANSDISCIPLINARITY GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITIES? 
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 Simone Omori, Leandro Giatti and Saurabh Arora
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE HEATWAVE? 
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 Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHAT ROLE DOES RURAL PEOPLE'S AGENCY PLAY IN FINDING PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY? 
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 by Saurabh Arora, Divya Sharma, M. Vijaybaskar, Ajit Menon and Joanes Atela
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHEN THE WOLF GUARDS THE SHEEP: GREEN EXTRACTIVISM AND CONFRONTING THE INDUSTRIAL MACHINE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of the Politics of Nature reading group, Dr Alexander Dunlap, co-hosted by the CGPE and STEPS centre, presents a seminar on the merits of an anarchist political ecology in assessing extractive projects and charting new directions in (re)imagining ecological, unruly and dignified futures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHERE IS THE AGENCY OF FARMERS IN AFRICA'S 'NEW GREEN 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 Blog post by by Joanes Atela, Charles Tonui, Dominic Glover and Saurabh Arora
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHO BENEFITS AND LOSES FROM LARGE DEVELOPMENTS IN EASTERN AFRICA'S RANGELANDS? 
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 Jeremy Lind
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHY KILLING REINDEER IS POOR SCIENCE 
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 Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WHY POLITICS HAS TO BE AT THE HEART OF ANY RESPONSE TO ZOONOSES 
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 Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description WORKSHOP: MAPS, MEASURES AND NARRATIVES FOR TRANSDISCIPLINARY 'GRAND CHALLENGE' RESEARCH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researcher capabilities, and the capacities of their research networks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Webinar panel discussion: How are the pathways to resilience in pastoralist areas of Eastern Africa evolving? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Another ongoing and severe drought in East Africa has reopened debates on the viability of pastoralism, alternative livelihoods, and ways to support resilience. The Feinstein International Center has been studying these issues for more than 20 years and has documented changes over time in this report.

Join researchers from Feinstein, Emory University, and the Institute for Development Studies for a webinar presentation on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9am (EST). The panelists will offer preview of this report and a conversation about what makes pastoralists resilient in Eastern Africa. The panelists will discuss:

How commercialization has driven a gradual redistribution of livestock from poorer to wealthier households
How access to markets and productive rangeland determine different pathways to resilience
How population and urban growth affect pastoralist livelihoods
Challenges to supporting diversified and alternative livelihoods for increasing numbers of people within and outside of pastoralist areas
Panelists:

Andy Catley, Research Director at the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Peter Little, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor and Director of the Program in Development Studies at Emory University
Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies
Greg Gottlieb (Chair), Director of the Feinstein International Center, Tufts University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://fic.tufts.edu/event/how-are-the-pathways-to-resilience-in-pastoralist-areas-of-eastern-africa...
 
Description When pastoralism meets oil: learning from oil finds in Turkana, Kenya 
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 Jeremy Lind PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Why killing reindeer is poor science 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Wilderness for whom? Negotiating the role of livestock in landscapes 
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 Ian S PASTRES blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop: Contributed to DECOLONIAL TRANSFORMATIONS: IMAGINING, PRACTISING, COLLABORATING 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Supported the attendance of Ganesh Devy from India, who contributed a keynote
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Workshop: TRANSFORMATIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researchers from two STEPS-related projects attended this workshop, which brought together the projects from the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) programme.

The Pathways Network, now in its final year, will share findings and insights from its series of 'Transformation Labs' around the world.
The TAPESTRY project, which began in 2018, explores how transformation may arise 'from below' in marginal environments with high levels of uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ZIMBABWE'S FUEL RIOTS: WHY AUSTERITY ECONOMICS AND REPRESSION WON'T SOLVE THE PROBLEM 
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 website blog by Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018