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
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 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
Country United States 
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 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
Country India 
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 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
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 Stockholm Resilience Centre
Country Sweden 
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 The Future of the World is Mobile: What can we learn from pastoralists? 
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 Can the experience of pastoralists, who have long relied on mobility, help us address the challenges of global migration, cross-border trade and managing flows of information and commodities? Presentations:

PASTRES and the lens of pastoralists, Ian Scoones, IDS, University of Sussex & Visiting Fellow, Schuman Centre (view slides)
Interfacing pastoral movements and modern mobilities, Michele Nori (view slides)
Rabari on the road: Exploring the politics of pastoral mobility, Natasha Maru, IDS, University of Sussex (view slides)
Q&A and discussion

Moderator: Bernard Hoekman
Discussant: Giorgia Giovannetti (view slides)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description "Exploring everyday experiences of pastoral mobility in western India" at the IUAES Inter-Congress 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Exploring everyday experiences of pastoral mobility in western India" at the IUAES Inter-Congress 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description #1: Finance & banking / insurance / governance 
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 EPISODE #1 Uncertainty in finance & banking, insurance, and governance - a conversation with: - Leon Wansleben, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne - Leigh Johnson, University of Oregon - Bernardo Rangoni, European University Institute - Chair: Ian Scoones, STEPS Centre For more resources on uncertainty, visit steps-centre.org/uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description #3 - Disease outbreaks / climate change / disasters 
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 Episode #3: Uncertainty in climate change models & response, disease outbreaks, and disasters & emergencies. A conversation with: - Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies - Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies - Mark Pelling, King's College London - Chair: Marina Apgar, STEPS Centre For more resources on uncertainty, visit steps-centre.org/uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description #4 - Security & terrorism / migration 
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 Episode #4: Uncertainty in security & terrorism and migration. A conversation with: - Gabe Mythen, University of Liverpool - Dorte Thorsen, University of Sussex - Chair: Rose Cairns, STEPS Centre For more resources on uncertainty, visit steps-centre.org/uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'Unequal but fair? Moral economy and inequalities in pastoral societies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Unequal but fair? Moral economy and inequalities in pastoral societies' - presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 'What If?' Meeting, Making, Dreaming, Doing 
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 In week 5, the session began by splitting up into smaller groups, sharing ideas about how the exhibition might look and feel. Linked to this is a much broader question: if you could shape the world you wanted, what would it look and feel like? I felt inspired by the collective desire expressed by the group to create something responsive; to listen to and learn from each other, and interact with the public. I felt a palpable buzz of excitement and nerves in the room as the group was thinking through ideas for how this might work in practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 A New Framework for Thinking About Technological 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 A New Framework for Thinking About Technological Change, written by Dominic Glover. This post first appeared on the Future Agricultures Consortium website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A Participatory Approach to Initiating Transformative Actions from the Bottom-Up 
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 Jai and Ketaki Bhadgaonkar (Bombay 61) give this report from the Ideation Workshop in Mumbai for the TAPESTRY project.

This blog post draws on a visit undertaken as part of TAPESTRY, a new transdisciplinary project which explores how transformation may arise 'from below' in marginal environments with high levels of uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A Tale of Crab Farming in Satkhira: Navigating Uncertainties 'from below' in the Sundarbans 
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 The TAPESTRY research project is exploring how transformations may occur 'from below' in marginal environments with high levels of uncertainty. In this blog post, Shababa Haque and Mahmuda Mity, part of the research team in Bangladesh, share this story of people living on the 'front line' of drastic environmental changes in the Sundarbans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A view on the politics of uncertainty in regulation and infrastructures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, A view on the politics of uncertainty in regulation and infrastructures, introduction to stream on regulation and infrastructures of the STEPS Centre conference on the Politics of Uncertainty, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, 4th July 2019
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 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 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 Absentee Livestock Ownership and Social Differentiation in Pastoral Tunisia 
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 Absentee Livestock Ownership and Social Differentiation in Pastoral Tunisia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Alternative imaginings of transformation: opening emancipatory spaces for sustainability politics 
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 is the second in a three-part series of blogposts reflecting on discussions at a great workshop in October 2019, convened in Nairobi by the Africa Sustainability Hub of the African Centre for Technology Studies. Drawing on work undertaken in the wider 'Governance of Socio-technical Transformations' (GOST) project, one key idea that helped frame and motivate these discussions was the notion of the 'socio-technical imaginary'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An overview of sustainability methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, An overview of sustainability methods, presentation to Sussex Sustainabiltiy Research Programme (SSRP), Attenborugh Centre for Contemporary Arts, University of Sussex, 5th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ann Waters-Bayer explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at 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 Ann Waters-Bayer, of Coalition of European Lobbies for Eastern African Pastoralism (CELEP), explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Anthropologists discuss the fast-changing face of 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 Anthropologists discuss the fast-changing face of pastoralism
Blog, website
Mathilde Gingembre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Antimicrobial Resistance and Behaviour: An Interview with Ayako Ebata 
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 Agricultural economist Dr Ayako Ebata was interviewed in The AMR Studio, a podcast dedicated to interdisciplinary research into antimicrobial resistance (AMR) produced by Uppsala University.

Dr Ebata specialises in value chain analysis and as part of her work for the Myanmar Pig Partnership she is considering value chains in the context of antimicrobial resistance and livestock diseases - in particular exploring where interventions in respect of risky behaviour can make a difference.
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 Applying Technologies of the Self in Transformation Labs to Mobilize Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This is a presentation from members of the Pathways network as part of the Parallel T-Practice Sessions at the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

Presenters:

David Manuel-Navarrete
Lakshmi Charli-Joseph
Hallie Eakin
Mario Siqueiros García
Adrian Ely
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance?, presentation to Oxford Energy Network colloquia series, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Bringing Moral Economy into the Study of Land Deals: Reflections from Madagascar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Bringing Moral Economy into the Study of Land Deals: Reflections from Madagascar
Participation to an event other than a conference or workshop
Mathilde Gingembre
Located at IDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Bringing moral economy into the study of land deals: reflections from Madagascar 
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 Bringing moral economy into the study of land deals: reflections from Madagascar
Blog, website
Mathilde Gingembre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Brits Unknowingly Subsidising Nuclear Submarines Through Energy Bills 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Brits Unknowingly Subsidising Nuclear Submarines Through Energy Bills - Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Camilla Toulmin (IIED) explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at 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 Camilla Toulmin, of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
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 Catastrophes of Biblical Proportions: Why the Apocalypse is Back 
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 In a parliamentary debate in London about climate change and ecology on 1 May, the debate turned to scripture to describe the scale of the problem. "We face catastrophes of biblical proportions: droughts, pestilence, famine, floods, wildfires, mass migration, political instability, war and terrorism. Global civilisation as we know it will be gone by the end of the century unless we act."

This article was first published on Medium.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Catch up with the work of 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 Catch up with the work of the PASTRES project
Blog, Website
Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Challenging desertification myths 
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 Challenging desertification myths
Blog, Website
Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Choreographed Consensus: The Stifling of Dissent at CRISPRcon 2019 
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 Last week, we attended the annual CRISPRcon hosted by Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands. The conference was marketed as a not-for-profit event offering 'a unique forum in which a broad selection of diverse voices come together to discuss the future of CRISPR and related gene editing technologies'. In practice, however, CRISPRcon 2019 was a cleverly choreographed greenwashing rally, funded by corporations such as Bayer and Editas Medicine, industry associations such as Plantum and United Soybean Board, and research centres such as the Innovative Genomics Institute and the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cities, Uncertainty and Systems 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 Depending who and where you are in the world, you will be experiencing the effects of climate change differently. Here in the UK, the recent hot-weather days in February might have felt unsettling, even as your body welcomed the warmth and sunshine. Meanwhile, people in some parts of the United States were caught in freezing winter storms, with businesses closed, and people stuck in homes without power. Elsewhere, in Kutch, in the Indian State of Gujurat, local people currently are struggling to maintain their livelihoods, having seen only 26 per cent of its 30-year annual average rainfall.

Written by Becky Ayre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Climate Change: How Do We Move Beyond 'The Great Derangement'? 
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 Climate Change: How Do We Move Beyond 'The Great Derangement'? by Andrea Nightingale and Lars Otto Naess
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Community level screenings and discussions of participatory films in southern Madagascar (multiple) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A series of community level workshops took place in seven villages in Madagascar. They involved screening of participatory films, followed by deep group discussion around the local issues the films portrayed. Locally based filmmaking teams interacted and discussed the films and the stories they told with both members of the research team and members of the broader community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://seeingconflict.org/
 
Description Community, belonging, identity 
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 Yesterday, Andrea Nightingale visited IDS and we had a discussion about 'boundary-making'. Her research in Nepal looks critically at what boundaries mean, how they are made, and how they are constantly being remade and renegotiated. From purity codes, caste, class and gender boundaries, to disagreements about access to water, boundaries shape people's lives, but they're also strangely elusive things.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Conservation in northern Kenya: conflicts over community land in the pastoral margins 
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 Conservation in northern Kenya: conflicts over community land in the pastoral margins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Consolidation workshops and national level exchanges in Madagascar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact A week-long 'Seeing conflict' project consolidation event was convened in the national capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, that brought together members of research teams from across southern Madagascar and teams of village-level participants. The highlight of the week was to bring together project members from villages in different parts of the country in 'horizontal exchanges', facilitated video screenings and discussions about their experiences of development programs and extractive developments in particular.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Could Kenya's Local Flour Mills Be an Early Warning System For Famine? 
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 By Fred Ajwang, Relational Pathways project

In the Relational Pathways project, we have been exploring how rural people relate to technology in their everyday lives. This has included fieldwork in a part of Kenya called Machakos.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Country Life Today: The RAF weathermen who saved D-Day and the bees who have learned to read 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The story of the aircrew who gave their lives to prevent D-Day becoming a disaster, how bees are learning to read, how nuclear submarines are being subsidised by your electricity bills and why we won't be living on Mars in 2050 after all (it'll be another planet instead).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Critical infrastructure / technology 
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 Episode #2: Uncertainty in critical infrastructures / reliability / technology & innovation. A conversation with: - Patrick van Zwanenberg, CENIT, Argentina - Emery Roe, University of California, Berkeley - Chair: Andy Stirling, STEPS Centre For more resources on uncertainty, visit steps-centre.org/uncertainty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cross-regional workshop: Conflits des ressources aux marges: Consolidation des résultats des recherches sur les expériences au sein communautaire, Madagascar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This workshop in June 2019 brought together members of research teams and NGO and academic partner organizations involved in the 'Seeing conflicts' project from across southern Madagascar for cross-regional analysis of research findings and and development of project impact plans. Training components of this workshop focused on communications, including blogging and converting results of participatory mapping exercises into outputs for the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.seeingconflict.org
 
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 Destruction-Prone Conservation Policies: One Pathway 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 By Niak Sian Koh (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden) and Amos Ochieng (Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Tourism, Makerere University, Uganda).

In an attempt to address the crucial problem of biodiversity loss, governments, conservation NGOs and the private sector are experimenting with different approaches to increase sources of funding for conservation. On a global level, the Convention on Biological Diversity (an international treaty for conserving biodiversity, signed by a majority of the world's governments) has recommended certain 'innovative financing mechanisms' to mobilize resources for conservation from the private sector. However, concerns exist over potential social and environmental problems that may arise from the use of these mechanisms. On a governmental level, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (a government agency mandated to manage all conservation areas in Uganda) grants concessions to private sport-hunting companies to conduct sport hunting in and around some protected areas. The benefits that accrue are supposed to be shared with the local communities, based on the agreed terms and conditions, as stipulated in the concession agreements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Disciplinary Diversification in Karamoja: The Case of Charcoal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Disciplinary Diversification in Karamoja: The Case of Charcoal - seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Disciplinary Identities and Other Barriers to Advancing Interdisciplinary Working 
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 The following blog was first published on the PLoS ONE blog 'EveryONE'.

This work was funded by the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Department for International Development, the Economic & Social Research Council, the Medical Research Council, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, under the Zoonoses and Emerging Livestock Systems (ZELS) programme.

The STEPS Centre is a social science partner in Livestock, Livelihoods and Health, and the Myanmar Pig Project, both funded through the ZELS programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Doing digital differently: four innovation lessons from the grassroots 
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 'Doing digital differently: four innovation lessons from the grassroots' by Adrian Smith, Adrian Ely and Phil Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Doing research with pastoralists in India: What, why and how? 
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 Doing research with pastoralists in India: What, why and how? - workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 EU Elections: What Does Populism Mean for Rural People? 
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 In the new collection of articles, researchers with the Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) explore how rural people have been targeted by authoritarian populism, and how they have embraced or resisted it in different ways. Often ignored, stereotyped or patronised, there are many examples of rural people building forms of solidarity and support.

The articles (open access until December 2019) are featured in a Forum on Authoritarian Populism and the Rural World in the Journal of Peasant Studies, part of the ERPI's series of events and research on the topic.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Echi Gabbert explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at 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 Echi Gabbert, of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Göttingen , explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Effect of Fracking on Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact P. Strachan, et al, Effect of fracking on climate change, Times, 27th February 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Embracing Uncertainty: Lessons from Journeys and Struggles 
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 Embracing uncertainty, by choice or by necessity, is something migrants, victims of political violence, and people holding a religious belief have in common. What could we learn from their experiences about a broader understanding of living with uncertainty, and how can this inform other domains and contexts?

This was the heart of the debate in one of the interdisciplinary clusters of the STEPS symposium on the Politics of Uncertainty in July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Enhancing Red Meat Safety Through 'Street-Level Diplomacy' in Tanzania 
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 Enhancing Red Meat Safety Through 'Street-Level Diplomacy' in Tanzania, written by Tabitha Hrynick. Read our open access paper at BMC Public Health and check out additional blogs and resources from us and from our wider research team at the Livestock, Livelihoods and Health website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Envisioning the Future in the Present: Making Sense of Uncertainty 
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 The STEPS symposium on 'the politics of uncertainty' made me think about a couple of questions that I have been concerned with in my research work, but that I have so far mostly approached from a perspective of risk, and how risk is translated into space ('riskscapes'). The symposium addressed the issue of uncertainty and 'unknown unknowns' primarily as a political challenge and a problem for decision-making. I suppose this problematisation has a lot to do with our awareness of a global condition that seems to get out of control, because the future is overshadowed by uncertainties about climate change and anticipated disasters.

This is one of a series of blog posts by participants following the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.

This is one of a series of blog posts by participants following the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ester Boserup Prize Lecture 'why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ester Boserup Prize Lecture 'why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development'
Participation to an event other than a conference or workshop
Located in Copenhagen
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Exhibition: 'Hidden Paths' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ONCA Gallery
14 St George's Place, Brighton, BN1 4GB, UK
12.00 - 18.00 daily
16-20 October 2019
Free entry, donations to gallery welcome

Global climate strikes are calling for 'system change, not climate change', but what does this mean? Extreme weather, automation, political instability, inequality: these crises are connected in deep and often invisible ways.
Hidden Paths welcomes us inside the troubled systems that we live in to see how they could be transformed. Through a series of artworks, this exhibition invites us to rethink our relationships with technology, nature and each other.

Visitors to Hidden Paths will navigate through 3 layers: Now, Change and Possible. From a sonic waterfall to sculptures, recipes, film and video, and an immersive VR experience, the artworks explore how we imagine the future, transformations in time, money and work, glimpses of new urban spaces, community ownership and the commons, and changed relationships to nature.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Experimentation to Action: How Bioleft is Helping to Grow an Open Source Seed Culture 
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 The seed breeding initiative Bioleft has received funding to work with more varieties of seeds in Argentina, and to develop a 'sister' initiative in Mexico.

Bioleft is an 'open source', distributed seed breeding initiative that Cenit researchers, in close collaboration with public sector plant breeders, lawyers, and farmers' organizations, have been developing in Argentina over the past two years.

The initiative emerged through our work within the STEPS Consortium's Pathways Network project, which has been experimenting with co-producing inclusive, practical solutions to key sustainability challenges.

The idea behind Bioleft is to enable a network of plant breeders and farmers to exchange, test and collaboratively improve seeds at multiple sites, and in doing so create the kernel of an alternative seed innovation system that addresses some of the many challenges posed by an oligopolistic seed sector.

We have developed three important things.

legal contracts for releasing and exchanging seeds, based an open-source principles, much like the Creative Commons licenses used by writers and artists, but which in this case enforces the continued sharing of knowledge and seed material.
a web based platform for recording transfers of seed material and, and for supporting a process of collaborative seed improvement, between plant breeders and farmers
and most importantly a community of public sector plant breeders and farming organizations who now co-own Bioleft and are keen to experiment with it.
Two new recent sources of funding mean that we can continue to develop and extend Bioleft.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Fiona Flintan explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at 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 Fiona Flintan, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Five Problems With 'Integrated Assesment' Models, And What To Do About Them 
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 This is the fourth of a short series of blogs profiling recent papers on Zimbabwe.

This post was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland. Photo credit: Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Qualitative vs Quantitative to 'Opening up' and 'Closing down' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the SPRU Methods worklshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Risk to Uncertainty: tricky issues, misleading blinkers, practical solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Transitions to Transformations, opening talk for public meeting on the Governance of Sustainable Transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Getting to Grips with Uncertainty in science, technology and society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Getting to Grips with Uncertainty in science, technology and society, presentation to the 2019 SPRU residential training course, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Turbulent Times, University of Sussex, 17th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Going deeper with value chain analysis: understanding power relations for animal disease control in Myanmar 
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 Going deeper with value chain analysis: understanding power relations for animal disease control in Myanmar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 HLPF 2019: Why Inclusion and Power Matter for 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 On 9-18 July the UN's High-Level Political Forum meets to discuss progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This meeting takes the theme of "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality". The theme particularly addresses goals around education, growth and employment, inequality, climate change, peace, justice and inclusion, and partnerships.

The theme is a crucial one for the SDGs. Empowerment and inclusion are more than just buzzwords. People cannot be excluded or disempowered from decision-making and action, if sustainability is to be achieved. This means paying attention to who is left out and which perspectives are marginalised. It also means a thoughtful approach to 'empowerment' which recognises the many subtle ways that power and control can be exercised - even when people appear to be 'empowered' or 'included' in decisions.

Addressing the climate, economic growth, education and justice is not straightforward. Decisions and goals will come up against powerful actors and agendas, but also complex livelihoods and environments, where many choices are possible, the ways forward are not obvious, and negotiation is required. To achieve inclusion and equality, the SDGs will need to provide a space for these political questions and for power to be challenged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Herders for hire 
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 Herders for hire
Blog, website
Michele N
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Herding through uncertainties: principles and practices 
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 Herding through uncertainties: principles and practices
Blog, website
Michele Nori
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Homeowners forced to pay higher energy bills to subsidise Britain's nuclear submarines, MPs told 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Government should be more transparent about cross-dependency between civilian nuclear energy and military nuclear defence, researchers say
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Household energy bills 'subsidising' Scotland's nuclear submarines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Household energy bills 'subsidising' Scotland's nuclear submarines - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 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 How Are The Pathways To Resilience In Pastoralist Areas Of Eastern Africa Evolving? - webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description How Politics Closes Down 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 This is the second in a series of blog posts on uncertainty by Andy Stirling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How Politics Closes Down Uncertainty 
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 This is the second in a series of blog posts on uncertainty by Andy Stirling. The first one is here and the third in the series is here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How can NGOs feel at home with 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 'How can NGOs feel at home with uncertainty?' by Irene Guijt, Head of Research and Publishing at Oxfam Great Britain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How can we rethink progressive 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 In a series of three recent blog posts, Andy Stirling reflects on the governance of transformations to sustainability, and what it means for opening up spaces for politics and democracy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How deep is incumbency? A 'configuring fields' approach to redistributing and reorienting power in socio-material change 
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 This paper examines a variety of theories bearing on 'socio-material incumbency' and explores methodological implications. The aim is to develop a systematic general approach, which builds on strengths and mitigates weaknesses in prevailing analytical frameworks. A particular priority lies in avoidance of self-acknowledged tendencies in existing theory to 'reify' central notions like 'the regime'. Such pictures may overstate the tractability of incumbency to conventional policy instruments and so inadvertently help reinforce it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact How pastoralists can help us deal with the unexpected
Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 How should public policy, STI actors & wider civil society interact to address the SDGs? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, How should public policy, STI actors & wider civil society interact to address the SDGs?, presentation for the project on Steering Technology, Research and Innovation for the Global Goals, London, 6th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Human capabilities for innovation in UK makerspaces 
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 By Cian O'Donovan and Adrian Smith

Makerspaces can be a source of human capabilities that benefit people and society. But these capabilities will only lead to flourishing communities if they are accompanied by structural changes to our economies, cities and environment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 IDS podcast: The Politics of Green 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 In this month's edition of the Institute of Development Studies podcast, Between the Lines, IDS Director Melissa Leach, STEPS co-director Ian Scoones and Sussex professor Peter Newell discuss their co-edited book, The Politics of Green Transformations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Ian Scoones: 'The SDGs: A new politics of transformation?' (Sussex Development Lectures) 
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 The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) potentially offer an inclusive, integrated approach to development, centred on social justice, for all of humanity. But how are they being implemented in practice? Too often a piece-meal, sectoral approach is adopted, rooted in modernist assumptions of linear transition and control. Drawing on the work of the ESRC STEPS Centre, this talk will offer a more radical vision of transformatory change, putting power and politics centre-stage. The talk will link the STEPS pathways approach with sustainable livelihoods perspectives to suggest a framework for thinking about and acting on transformations to sustainability for the SDGs. Drawing on examples from Argentina, Kenya, the UK and Zimbabwe, and differentiating structural, systemic and enabling perspectives on transformation, the talk will emphasise the need to foster a new politics for sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Imagining Transformations to Sustainability in Energy, Agriculture and Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Implementing the Pathways Approach in Practice, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Implementing the Pathways Approach in Practice, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars, Jury's Inn Hotel, Brighton, 6th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description India's new citizenship act threatens the country's constitution 
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 Rural support for authoritarian populism is strong - but another way is possible

A version of this post first appeared on the Institute of Development Studies website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Infrastructures of the Imagination: Uncertainty and the Politics of Prefiguration 
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 This is one of a series of blog posts by participants following the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.

Martin Mahony is Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.

Silke Beck is Deputy Head of the Department of Environmental Politics at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (2): Nuclear-military structural link, allowing some countries to "keep nuclear power" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (2): Nuclear-military structural link, allowing some countries to "keep nuclear power" - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (3): Face up to the political nature of nuclear energy technology and make the energy debate "adult" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (3): Face up to the political nature of nuclear energy technology and make the energy debate "adult" - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Institutional Hybridity in Pastoral Land Governance in Amdo Tibet 
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 Institutional Hybridity in Pastoral Land Governance in Amdo Tibet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Interdisciplinary workshop, 'The Micropolitics of green extraction in southern Madagascar' Liege, Belgium 
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 Amber Huff and Yvonne Orengo presented a talk entitled 'The Micropolitics of green extraction in southern Madagascar' at the international workshop, 'The Micropolitics of Mining Capitalism' convened my members of the ERC supported WorkInMining project in Liege, Belgium. The talk generated lively debate among audience members, who included interdisciplinary scholars and professional development practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Introduction to Assuming up session, STEPS Centre conference on the Politics of Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 9 A. Stirling, Introduction to Assuming up session, STEPS Centre conference on the Politics of Uncertainty, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, 5th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, presentation to MCM Taster Workshop, presentation to Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEAPP), UCL, London, 12th March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, Relational Pathways Project Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, Relational Pathways Project Workshop, African Centre for Technology Studies, Machakos, Kenya, 25th August 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to the Pathways Approach, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introduction to the Pathways Approach, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars, Jury's Inn Hotel, Brighton, 6th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Irrigating Africa: Can Small-Scale Farmers Lead the Way? 
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 Written by Ian Scoones, Felix Murimbarimba and Jacob Mahenehene. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Is civil nuclear power subsidising defence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Murray Hammick, Is civil nuclear power subsidising defence?, The Military Times, 5th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Launch of 'Seeing conflicts' project films in Madagascar hosted by UK Ambassador 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A national launch for the videos produced under the 'Seeing conflicts' project took place at the residence of the U.K. ambassador to Madagascar on Feb. 18 in Antananarivo. The event was attended by a variety of high-level stakeholders and was covered extensively in the national and some international media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.seeingconflict.org
 
Description Learning From Crises: State-Citizen Relations In The Time Of Cholera 
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 This is the second of a short series of blogs profiling recent papers on Zimbabwe. This post was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Letter: Global investment in nuclear is in stark decline 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Letter: Global investment in nuclear is in stark decline - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Long-term migrations and agropastoral resilience. Syrian pastoralists in Jordan', 'Syria today. Social, Political and Economic Changes. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Long-term migrations and agropastoral resilience. Syrian pastoralists in Jordan', 'Syria today. Social, Political and Economic Changes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Looking at the "non-nuclear" myth (1): Is nuclear power "the most economical"? Look at the foreign investment report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact What we want you to know is:
The main problem of nuclear energy today is that the cost is too high and too expensive, and this price usually does not include the cost of nuclear waste treatment. Even if the nuclear industry claims to have solved the problem of nuclear waste and achieved zero treatment costs, the cost competitiveness of nuclear power is still far higher than Not on renewable energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Matteo Caravani: Disciplinary Diversification in Karamoja: The Case of Charcoal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact MATTEO CARAVANI: DISCIPLINARY DIVERSIFICATION IN KARAMOJA: THE CASE OF CHARCOAL
MAY 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
PASTRES/STEPS Seminar with Matteo Caravani, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Measles, MMR and Vaccines: Where Do Vaccine Anxieties Come From? 
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 Measles, MMR and Vaccines: Where Do Vaccine Anxieties Come From? Written by Nathan Oxley. This article was posted as part of our 2019 theme on Uncertainty. Find out more about our theme for 2019 on our Uncertainty theme page.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Microinsurance and Pastoralists' Risk Perception: Preliminary Reflection from Borana Pastoralists, Ethiopia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Microinsurance and Pastoralists' Risk Perception: Preliminary Reflection from Borana Pastoralists, Ethiopia - presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Moral Economy and Responses to Uncertainty in Isiolo, 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 Moral Economy and Responses to Uncertainty in Isiolo, Kenya
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Multistakeholder engagement workshop (cross-regional) held in Fort Dauphin Madagascar. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A regional multistakeholder workshop was convened in For Dauphin, capital of the Anosy region, Madagascar to bring together members of the project team, research participants, members of cvil society, local and regional government officials and members of civil society to screen local films, discuss development challenges and conflicts around natural resource developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.seeingconflict.org
 
Description Multistakeholder workshop: Environment and Climate Change Governing the Nexus Workshop, Nairobi 
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 multi-stakeholder workshop organised by the African Sustainability Hub- a collaborative platform bringing together the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) the STEPS Centre (University of Sussex), Institute for Climate Change Adaptation (ICCA)-University of Nairobi (UoN) with support from the ESRC funded Governing the Nexus project. This workshop was both an opportunity for cross-case analysis of work from the project as well as part of a series of sustainability dialogues aimed at linking empirical research evidence to policy through a dialogue process that brings together researchers and policy makers as well as practitioners within natural resource sectors and climate change.
The findings on "Governing the Nexus" research conducted on climate change, land, forest and governance were presented with the targeted proof of concept being that governance of environment (water, land, climate natural resources) and climate change involves both formal and informal institutions with cross sectoral coherence and interlocks.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Neglected military drivers of official support for civil nuclear power? Multi-method social science with potentially significant global implications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, P. Johnstone, Neglected military drivers of official support for civil nuclear power? Multi-method social science with potentially significant global implications, presentation to conference on 'the nuclear and social science nexus' OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris, 11th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Negotiating Epistemological Frameworks and Normative Commitments Across a Transformative Knowledge Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This is a session organised by the Pathways network for the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile. The session has two parts.

Part 1, in the FAU Auditorium, will be on Wednesday 16 October, 11:10 - 12:45 (GMT-3)
1. Introduction. (Adrian Ely)
2. Reflections on Theory, Methods and Action - The Role(s) of Researchers in Transformations to Sustainability. (Adrian Ely)
3. Bioleft: A Story of Emerging Change First Led by Academics but Now Co-Owned by a Complex Network of Actors. (Anabel Marin, Patrick Van Zwanenberg, Almendra Cremaschi)
4. Mobilized Publics, Contradictory Interests and Divergent Imaginations: CoProducing Knowledge and Practices for Sustainable Urban Water Management in Gurgaon, India. (Pravin Kumar Kushwaha, Dinesh Abrol, Bikramaditya Chaudhary, Prachi Jha)

Part 2, in room 2002, Torre 15, will be on Thursday 17 October, 10:30-12:00 (GMT-3)

1. Introduction. (Laura Pereira)
2. Co-Producing Research and Action for Transformations to Sustainability in Argentina: Can Empowering Logics Also Be Instrumental? (Patrick Van Zwanenberg, Anabel Marin, Almendra Cremaschi)
3. Exploring Collective Agency for Sustainability Transformations: A
Transdisciplinary Process in the Xochimilco Social-Ecological System T-Lab. (Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, Hallie Eakin, J. Mario Siqueiros-García, Beatriz Ruizpalacios, David Manuel-Navarrete, Rebecca Shelton)
4. Understanding the Sustainable Development Prospects of Mobile-Enabled Solar Home Systems in Kenya. (Victoria Chengo)
5. Social Impact of Environmental Policies and Economic Green Transitions in China - A Case Study of Hebei. (Lichao Yang)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Net Zero and Low-Carbon Transformation: Why Targets Are Not Enough 
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 This week, the UN Global Climate Summit meets in New York, calling global leaders to describe how they will meet the challenge of disruptive climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description News from PASTRES: publications, events and more 
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 News from PASTRES: publications, events and more
Blog, website
Nathan Oxley
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Now is the time to rise up for Rojava 
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 Now is the time to rise up for Rojava - blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuclear power is subsidising nuclear weapons, MPs told 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nuclear power is subsidising nuclear weapons, MPs told - newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuclear: Energy bills 'used to subsidise submarines' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nuclear: Energy bills 'used to subsidise submarines' - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 PASTRES seminar: Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula - Reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Nomadic pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula has undergone significant change over the past 150 years as a response to alterations in its relationship with central authority. Efforts to settle and transform pastoralists into settled farmers - a key policy of Post WWI neo-colonial and later newly emerging nation states - has largely disappeared. Instead we see concentrated drives to label such communities as backward, economically irrational, and obsolete. More recently, a policy of 'benign' neglect has permitted pastoral communities in Arabia to adapt, resist and face new challenges from multinational extractive industry, global conservation organizations, and climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description PASTRES update: fieldwork begins 
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 PASTRES update: fieldwork begins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Pastoral Mobilities Methodologies: Exploring Frameworks and Methods 
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 Greta Semplici, Ariell Ahearn, Jill Blau, Linda Pappagallo, Natasha Maru and Giulia Gonzales
Pastoral Mobilities Methodologies: Exploring Frameworks and Methods
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pastoral mobilities methodologies: exploring frameworks and methods 
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 Pastoral mobilities methodologies: exploring frameworks and methods
Website, blog
Greta Semplici, Ariell Ahearn, Jill Blau, Linda Pappagallo, Natasha Maru and Giulia Gonzales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 in the Arabian Peninsula - Reflections on Contemporary Challenges and Adaptations to Land Use Rights 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula - Reflections on Contemporary Challenges and Adaptations to Land Use Rights
Participation to an event other than a conference or workshop
Dawn Chatty
Located at IDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula: reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights 
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 Pastoralism in the Arabian Peninsula: reflections on contemporary challenges and adaptations to land use rights
Blog, website
Dawn Chatty
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pastoralism in the uncertainty of war and exile: insights from Jordan 
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 Pastoralism in the uncertainty of war and exile: insights from Jordan
Blog, website
Mathilde Gingembre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Pastoralism: a must-read journal 
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 Pastoralism: a must-read journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pastoralist Milk Is A Viable Commodity. What Enables It To Flourish? 
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 Pastoralists' integration into market dynamics is mostly addressed through the lens of trade in meat products, involving male traders. Pastoral milk, mostly traded by women, is often ignored.

But good production of healthy milk is definitely the best way to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of a pastoral system at whatever level. Milk is central in the livelihood of pastoral households. Its nutritional, social and economic roles have been comprehensively assessed.

Yet, in 1989, a World Bank report suggested that it was infeasible to commercialise milk production among pastoralists. However, the commoditisation of pastoral milk is a fact, and its shift from a pure household staple to a marketable good has spurred dramatic reconfigurations of local economies and livelihoods across pastoral regions.

Dramatic increases in urban populations, and recent increases in milk powder prices on international markets, have made pastoral milk increasingly competitive in many local markets. Nowadays thousands of litres of fresh milk and dairy products move from remote rangelands to growing markets in many sub-Saharan African regions on a daily basis. The same is true in Asia and Europe. The seasonal fluctuation of milk production and consumption patterns, as well as its market pricing, are good indicators of the local rangelands productivity, animal conditions as well as pastoral household economies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Pathways to Sustainability: an overview, presentation to 'relational pathways' project training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Pathways to Sustainability: an overview, presentation to 'relational pathways' project training workshop, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, 29th August 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Peter Newell: 'Climate and development: A tale of two crises' (Sussex Development Lectures) 
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 Lecture by Prof Peter Newell (School of Global Studies, University of Sussex). Peter Newell is a member of the STEPS Centre and a founding member of the Rapid Transition Alliance. This lecture is one of the Sussex Development Lectures. The theme of the current series (2018/19) is Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Synergies and Tensions. The lecture will be recorded and livestreamed. See the IDS website for more information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Photo-voicing Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Photo-voicing Uncertainty - presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Policy and Politics on Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Policy and Politics on Innovation, contribution to a panel discussions for the 2019 SPRU residential training course, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Turbulent Times, University of Sussex, 21st June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Politicising Pathways: Illustrating Relational Power Using the Vulnerability Walk 
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 by Soundarya Iyer, Sayan Das, Uma Dey Sarkar, Natasha Maru, Nimita Pandey and Masresha Taye.

The authors participated in the STEPS Summer School in May 2019. The ninth and final STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability will take place on 11-22 May 2020.

Applications for the 2020 Summer School are open now. Find out more and apply here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 This is the first in a series of three blog post about uncertainty by Andy Stirling. The second post is here and the third post is here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Poverty Traps: A Short Film About How People In Rural Appalachia See Poverty 
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 This short film explores what people in Eastern Kentucky living with poverty think of the idea of 'poverty traps', and how they see their own lives. It was commissioned by researchers in the STEPS North America Hub and made by Appalshop, a media, arts, and education centre in Whitesburg, Kentucky, in the heart of the southern Appalachian region of the United States.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Power and the Politics of Knowledge in Transformations to Sustainability: introducing a STEPS 'pathways' approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Power and the Politics of Knowledge in Transformations to Sustainability: introducing a STEPS 'pathways' approach, Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad (LANCIS), UNAM, Mexico City, Wednesday, 4th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Project workshop: The Politics of Resource Governance and Agrarian Change, Cape Town, ZA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Politics of Resource Governance and Agrarian Change in Southern Africa Workshop will brought together student researchers, senior members of partner organizations and other key experts to present, discuss and synthesize findings from the project, and identify questions for future research and collaboration. This was a unique opportunity for Southern and Northern, junior and senior researchers in political ecology and critical agrarian studies to collaborate toward a conceptualization of the resource 'nexus' that is situated in the multi-scalar politics of the environment and spatialities of resource control, and opens analytic space for addressing complex questions about the interplay of knowledge, power, representation and technologies of governance in processes of 21st century agrarian change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 Rabari on the Road: Pastoral Mobility in Western 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 Rabari on the Road: Pastoral Mobility in Western India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Realising The SDGs: Why A Sustainable Livelihoods Approach Can Help 
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 The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched with great fanfare in September 2015. This was an ambitious agenda for the whole world, aiming to transform development towards sustainability, while leaving no-one behind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rediscovering The Water-Food-Energy Nexus 
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 A few months ago, I presented the findings of a new book, The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Power, Politics and Justice, to an International Water Association conference on the same topic at Salerno. To my great surprise, I was the only social scientist out of 200 participants.

Nexus approaches help to bridge the separate domains of water, energy and food to highlight the links and interactions between them. For example, hydroelectric dams are obviously sources of energy, but they need (and use) water for it, with knock-on effects for food - changing the conditions for irrigation, fishing or groundwater - in the areas where they operate. So, anyone responsible for large projects, including in developing countries, can use the Nexus to make decisions and think through what problems or synergies they might create.

So for many engineers and environmental economists, who made up most of the audience, the Nexus is an exciting new idea. It presents them with the practical challenge of modelling ever more complexity and interactions between the resources they work with. In fact, the Nexus is becoming so engineering-dominated that our new book is sold on Amazon under the topic of civil engineering!

Written by Jeremy Allouche
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Regional multistakeholder workshop, Atsimo-Andrefana, Madgascar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A regional multistakeholder workshop was convened in Toliara, capital of the Atsim-Andrefana region, Madagascar to bring together members of the project team, research participants, members of cvil society, local and regional government officials and members of civil society to screen local films, discuss development challenges and conflicts around natural resource developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.seeingconflict.org
 
Description Regional multistakeholder workshop, Atsimo-Andrefana, Madgascar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A regional multistakeholder workshop was convened in Toliara, capital of the Atsim-Andrefana region, Madagascar to bring together members of the project team, research participants, members of cvil society, local and regional government officials and members of civil society to screen local films, discuss development challenges and conflicts around natural resource developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.seeingconflict.org
 
Description Relational and Psychological Dimensions of Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This is a session organised with members of the STEPS Global Consortium for the Transformations 2019 conference in Sanitago, Chile.

The Relationship Between Social Capital and System Transformation. (Esther Carmen)
Procedural Fairness as an Enabler of Transformative Collaboration. (Gail Francis)
Loss and Change: Emotional Roots in Transformation and Collective Action. (Hallie Eakin, Rebecca Shelton, Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, Jesus Mario Siqueiros Garcia, David Manuel-Navarrete, Beatriz Ruizpalacios)
Sailing into Transformational Change: Making Safe Spaces for Leadership Development on Homeward Bound. (Deborah Anne O'Connell, Sophie Adams, Kylie Lewis, Fern Hames)
Seeds of Transformation: Change Strategies Towards More Sustainable Seed Systems. (Almendra Cremasachi, Anabel Marin, Patrick van Zwanenberg)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Researching Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Methods and Frameworks 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 18 - 21 June 2019
Friedensau University (Germany/Möckern)
The "Pastoral Mobilities: Exploring Frameworks and Methods" writing workshop responds to the need to revisit our methodological infrastructure, as researchers of mobile pastoralism, to align with broader advancements in the understating of pastoral livelihoods and their environments, as well as with the contemporary empirics of research with mobile pastoralists.
This initiative is connected with the PASTRES project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Responding to Uncertainty: Who Are the Experts? 
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 Uncertainties are everywhere, part of life. But how to respond? Who are the experts? These are questions that we are debating this week at a symposium entitled 'The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action'. But they are also questions very pertinent to daily life in Zimbabwe, as elsewhere in the world.

This post first appeared on the Zimbabweland blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Rural resistance and the far right: news from ERPI 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 The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI) is continuing to explore changes and conflicts in rural politics, with a couple of forthcoming events and some publications from the Europe group of ERPI.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Rural support for authoritarian populism is strong - but another way is possible 
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 Rural support for authoritarian populism is strong - but another way is possible
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 Annual Lecture: Derek Wall - What would Elinor do (about climate change)? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The STEPS Annual Lecture is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability. It is attended by participants in the Summer School, and open to the general public, with free entry.

Past speakers include Achim Steiner, Mariana Mazzucato, Tim Jackson, Kate Raworth, Mike Hulme, Harriet Bulkeley and Michael Jacobs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Seminar: Mathilde Gingembre - Bringing moral economy into the study of land deals: reflections from Madagascar 
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 This seminar discusses the concept of moral economy as a critical lens to understand responses to corporate land access within agrarian economies. Drawing on ethnographic work in an agropastoral area of southern Madagascar, the presentation will highlight how villagers' perceptions of land deals as well as their decisions to express, or suppress, their voices in land deal negotiations are closely tied to considerations of relational justice.
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 Summer School 
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 The Summer School is a two-week immersive course on theories and practical approaches to sustainability, through creative, interactive and participatory learning.

Participants will explore 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).
Start: May 13 @ 8:00 AM
End: May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STEPS Uncertainty series: Ilene Grabel - When Things Don't Fall Apart 
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 This is part of a series of events on the STEPS Centre's Uncertainty theme in 2019. Uncertainties can make it hard to plan ahead. But recognising them can help to reveal new questions and choices. What kinds of uncertainty are there, why do they matter for sustainability, and what ideas, approaches and methods can help us to respond to them?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Saverio Krätli explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at 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 Saverio Krätli , explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Science, Transdisciplinarity, Democracy and Sustainability: key challenges in struggles for transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Science, Transdisciplinarity, Sustainability and Transformation: some challenges in struggles pioneered in the work of the Copernicus Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Science, Transdisciplinarity, Sustainability and Transformation: some challenges in struggles pioneered in the work of the Copernicus Institute, seminar presentation at the Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht, 9th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Sheep farming in Wales: confronting uncertainties from foot-and-mouth to Brexit 
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 Sheep farming in Wales: confronting uncertainties from foot-and-mouth to Brexit
Blog, website
Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Should we cry over spilled milk? The case of Sardinia 
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 Should we cry over spilled milk? The case of Sardinia
Blog, Website
Giulia S
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Six Pathways Identified for Sustainable Groundwater Futures in 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 Six Pathways Identified for Sustainable Groundwater Futures in Africa, by John Thompson, Imogen Bellwood-Howard, Gebrehaweria Gebregziabher, Mohammad Shamsudduha, Richard Taylor, Devotha Kilave, Andrew Tarimo and Japhet Kashaigili.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Solidarity, Insurance, Emotions and Uncertainty 
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 I spent a fascinating three days at the STEPS Politics of Uncertainty Conference in July, and in the last few weeks have been mulling over what I have taken from the rich conversations we have had. I spent much of my time in a stream focused on uncertainty in the context of finance and banking.

Mark Fenton-O'Creevy is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at The Open University Business School and Associate Dean of External Engagement.

This article is one of a series of blog posts reflecting on the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Some reflections on responsible innovation, presentation to workshop on Responsible Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Some reflections on responsible innovation, presentation to workshop on Responsible Innovation, University College London, 19th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Steering towards 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 Andy Stirling describes a new project aiming to help science and innovation serve global goals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Strikes to Science Fiction: 4 Ways to Transform Climate and Development 
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 Strikes to Science Fiction: 4 Ways to Transform Climate and Development, written by Nathan Oxley and Sophie Marsden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Summer School 2019: Join Us Online 
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 A group of 43 early career researchers are coming together from 14-24 May to explore pathways to sustainability in the STEPS Centre's annual Summer School.

During the two weeks, we'll be sharing snapshots and reflections from the Summer School on Instagram and Twitter. This includes our annual lecture with Derek Wall on 14 May - a public event at the University of Sussex, to which all are welcome.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainability, Democracy and Transformative Futuring: a STEPS pathways approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Sustainability, Democracy and Transformative Futuring: a STEPS pathways approach, presentation to the Summer School on Futuring for Sustainability, Urban Futures Studio, Utrecht University, 9th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainability, transformation and power: rebalancing expertise with democratic struggle 
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 In ways that are explored in the first and second blogpost in this three-part series, the recent workshop organised by the Africa Sustainability Hub (ASH) on the 'governance of transformations to sustainability', embodied in the spirit of its own discussions, some of the key driving values of sustainability itself: solidarity, ambition and hope.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainable Energy Policy in Germany: A Case of Natural Gas Lock-In 
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 A new Working Paper from STEPS Summer School alumni seeks to explain why (and how) natural gas has assumed such a dominant role in German energy policy, and at what cost. The authors call upon fellow researchers to challenge the increasing dominance of gas in energy systems worldwide, and to intervene in academic, NGO and policy-making structures to illuminate alternative pathways.

By Louise Fitzgerald and Hanna Brauers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 2020 Davos Manifesto: A Manifesto for the Past, Rather than the Future 
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 The 2020 Davos Manifesto: A Manifesto for the Past, Rather than the Future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Chinese Belt and Road Initiative: What's in it for 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 This post was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Financialisation of Risk in Ethiopias Drylands 
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 The Financialisation of Risk in Ethiopias Drylands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The MASOS Report on Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, The MASOS Report oin Uncertainty, symposium at Clare College, University of Cambridge, 30th January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The PASTRES Project - Gongbu Zeren 
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 Gongbu Zeren (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu) explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The PASTRES Project - Ian Scoones 
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 Scoones from the Institute of Development Studies explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The PASTRES Project - Michele Nori 
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 (Global Governance Programme, European University Institute, EUI) explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The PASTRES Project: Antonello Franca 
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 Antonello Franca (Institute of Animal Production Systems in Mediterranean Environments, National Research Council, Italy) explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
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 PASTRES project: Hussein Abdullahi Mahmoud 
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 Hussein Abdullahi Mahmoud of the Technical University of Mombasa, explains why uncertainty is a useful lens for looking at pastoralism, and how the PASTRES project could contribute to the debate about pastoral development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Philippines has rated 'Golden Rice' safe, but farmers might not plant it 
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 'The Philippines has rated 'Golden Rice' safe, but farmers might not plant it' by Glenn Davis Stone and Dominic Glover
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The Politics of Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening talk to plenary kick-off session of conference on 'the politics of uncertainty'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action 
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 This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, explored the theme of uncertainty - the STEPS Centre's theme for 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact JULY 3 @ 3:30 PM - JULY 5 @ 4:00 PM
This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, explored the theme of uncertainty - the STEPS Centre's theme for 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action - symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Powers of the People 
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 The Powers of the People - presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The SDGs: a new politics of transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SDGs: a new politics of transformation
Participation to an event other than a conference or workshop
Located at IDS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 commoditisation of pastoral milk 
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 The commoditisation of pastoral milk
Blog, website
Michele N
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The future of the world is mobile: what can we learn from pastoralists? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The future of the world is mobile: what can we learn from pastoralists?
Participation to an event other than a conference or workshop
Located in Florence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Towards A More Convivial Politics Of Science 
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 This is the last in a series of three blog posts by Andy Stirling about the theme of the STEPS Centre for 2019: Uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Towards a More Convivial Politics of 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 This is the last in a series of three blog posts by Andy Stirling about the theme of the STEPS Centre for 2019: Uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Trade-offs and synergies between economic growth and sustainability? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, contribution to debate with R. Tol on Trade-offs and synergies between economic growth and sustainability? For Sussex Pluralist Economics Group, 5th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Transdisciplinarity and transformative spaces: six reflections for researchers 
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 Transdisciplinarity and transformative spaces: six reflections for researchers - blog post
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Transformations: overview of a STEPS approach, contributions to 'converstatorio' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Transformations: overview of a STEPS approach, contributions to 'converstatorio', Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad (LANCIS), UNAM, Mexico City. Thursday, 5th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Transformation Laboratories as spaces for co-designing social-ecological transformation: learning from different contexts and approaches 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact OCTOBER 15 @ 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
This event is part of the TransAction Pre-Conference Workshops at Transformations 2019 in Santiago, Chile.

Experimental spaces for supporting collective processes of deliberation and learning about sustainability challenges, and testing possible solutions, are of increasing interest. An example of these are T-Labs ('transformation laboratories'), which are highly facilitated, multi-stakeholder spaces of interaction and dialogue aimed at co-creating new visions and
practices for social-ecological sustainability in specific settings.

Three projects from the Transformations to Sustainability programme, T-Learning, Pathways and ACKnowl-EJ, have experimented with and reframed T-Labs, enriching our understanding of transformation itself, and of specific, complex social-ecological systems and their challenges in a wide range of contexts. This TransAction Workshop will bring together a wide range of participants to engage in dialogue, exchange of experience and exploration of the T-Lab framework, and to critically assess its potential to support processes of socialecological transformation. The framework and its methods will be applied to two cases related to extractive sectors in Latin America. The first case is mining, drawing on the knowledge of the new T2S project Gold Matters. The second case is agriculture, building upon Pathways experience. The use of T-Lab processes has great potential for exploring the role of extractive sectors in enabling and advancing transformations to sustainability in Latin America.

The workshop will propose tools not only to academics but also to policy makers, practitioners, activists and everyone who is interested in designing multi-stakeholder spaces of transformation in the context of sustainability challenges in general and in extractive sectors such as mining and agriculture in particular. The workshop will be carried out in Spanish. In the case that some participants do not speak Spanish, it is expected that translation will be collaborative, with the aid of participants bofrom the T2S projects and external attendants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Turning the Populist Tide 
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 The last week has seen major gains for nationalist, populist parties in elections, both in Europe and India. Is this the end of the centre-ground consensus? What are the alternatives?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Uncertain Futures and the Politics of Uncertainty 
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 Uncertain Futures and the Politics of Uncertainty, written by Richard Bronk.

Richard Bronk is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is co-editor with Jens Beckert of Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy, published in paperback this month by Oxford University Press.

This article is one of a series of blog posts reflecting on the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Uncertain Superlatives 
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 Uncertain Superlatives, written by Emery Roe.

This article was first published on Emery Roe's blog. It is one of a series of blog posts by participants following the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Uncertainties surround spent nuclear fuel disposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Uncertainties surround spent nuclear fuel disposal - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Uncertainty and the Zimbabwean economy 
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 Uncertainty and the Zimbabwean economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Uncertainty, Interdisciplinarity and Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Unpacking Uncertainty in Times of Climate 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 Unpacking Uncertainty in Times of Climate Change, written by Shilpi Srivastava.

* The articles in this special issue were initially presented at the international workshop (New Delhi, 2016) which was co-funded by the ESRC STEPS Centre and the NFR funded project 'Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation'

The authors are part of a team of investigators on the TAPESTRY research project, which explores how transformation may arise 'from below' in marginal environments with high levels of uncertainty.

The Uncertainty from Below project aimed to compare and contrast the views of people who study uncertainty with the perspectives of those who experience it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Unpacking the Epic Narratives of the 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 Our research project is a three-year effort that is only just beginning. We kick-off with a series of four blogs, each one of them capturing a particular historical moment and perspective on the Green Revolution's long, contested and multi-layered trajectory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Using the Multicriteria Mapping Tool, Relational Pathways Project Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Using the Multicriteria Mapping Tool, Relational Pathways Project Workshop, African Centre for Technology Studies, Machakos, Kenya, 24th August 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Variability is a resource that pastoralists use
Blog, website
Ian Scoones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Water Crisis' Disproportionate Toll On Women Can No Longer Be Ignored 
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 member Lyla Mehta has written an article with Ria Basu for the Indian magazine Firstpost about the impacts of 'water crisis' on women. Often, access to water is about power and social relations, not just physical scarcity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 What Is Uncertainty and Why Does It Matter? 
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 What Is Uncertainty and Why Does It Matter? Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description What can our increasingly mobile world learn from 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 What can our increasingly mobile world learn from pastoralists?
Blog, website
Michele Nori
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description What can the land-water-environment 'nexus' do for young farmers 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 What can the land-water-environment 'nexus' do for young farmers in Kenya?

This blog post draws on work conducted under the Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa project, and accompanies a working paper by Grace Mwaura.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description What drives transformations to sustainability? Some reflections from recent discussions in Nairobi 
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 In October 2019, the Africa Sustainability Hub at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi organised an unusually lively, thought-provoking and inspiring event tackling exactly these thorny questions. This first in a three-part series of blogposts reflects on some issues raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description What is Revolutionary About the 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 This blog post was first posted on the IDS website. It is the fifth in a series of five that highlights the historical moments of the Green Revolution in India, Brazil and China and draws on a colloquium held at IDS in March. This was part of the ongoing project Green Revolutions in Brazil, China and India: epic narratives of the past and today's South-South technology transfers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description When Ignorance Does More Than You Think 
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 When Ignorance Does More Than You Think, written by Emery Roe.

This article was first published on Emery Roe's blog. It is one of a series of blog posts by participants following the STEPS symposium The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Whose Risk? Whose Responsibility? The Politics and Financialisation of Uncertainty 
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 At the STEPS Centre Symposium on the Politics of Uncertainty, Susan Erikson (Simon Fraser) and Rebecca Elliott (LSE) presented fascinating cases for the insurance theme, which was part of the finance cluster.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Taylor is a political economist with research interests in the history of the welfare state, history of economic thought and international political economy. He is Research Fellow for the ESRC-sponsored Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), working with Dr Will Davies in the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) at Goldsmiths.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Why Embracing Uncertainty means rethinking development and reimagining the future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Why Embracing Uncertainty means rethinking development and reimagining the future - talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Why Radical Land Reform is Needed in the UK 
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 This post was written by Ian Scoones and first appeared on Zimbabweland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Why does public research money often fail to support sustainable and just food systems? 
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 Why does public research money often fail to support sustainable and just food systems?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Why embracing uncertainty means rethinking development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This lecture will draw on the European Research Council funded project, PASTRES (Pastoralism, Uncertainty, Resilience: Global Lessons from the margins) and will link to the ESRC STEPS Centre's uncertainty theme for 2019.

Details of the lecture and background on the Ester Boserup Prize are on the University of Copenhagen's website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Youth moving to town: a major cause of uncertainty among the pastoralists of Isiolo, 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 Youth moving to town: a major cause of uncertainty among the pastoralists of Isiolo, Kenya
Blog, Website
Mohamed Noor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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