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…And seven local initiatives were born: The end of a project, the beginning of a journey

By Josique Lorenzo Lemire Josique Lorenzo Lemire writes on some of the emerging impacts from a local citizen science project, based on Model Forests in Latin America. Two final events were held as part of the pilot project “Improving adaptive capacity through Open Collaborative Science in two Model Forests of Latin America”. The project promoted […]

Planning an OCS Project in Lebanon – Part I

By Serine Haidar Ahmad, from the Local Conservation and Development with OCS in Lebanon In this two-part blog series, we will go over our project’s planning and implementation process from my own perspective as a chemical engineer research assistant. In this post, I go over what attracted me to work on the project and the […]

Could Transgressive Approaches to Open and Collaborative Science Contribute Towards Transformative Climate Change Adaptation?

By Cath Traynor of the Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation project Summary: Dr. Cath Traynor (Natural Justice), and Community Researcher, Mr Gerren De Wet (Indigenous Nama youth) presented on the OCSDNet ‘Indigenous knowledge and climate change adaptation project’ at the recent 2nd Southern African Adaptation Colloquium 7-8 July, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa (hosted by GSRI, Wits […]

Climate Change Adaptation & IK: Developing M&E strategies and tools

By: Cath Traynor, Laura Foster & Marianne Brittijn of the Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation Project Summary Principal Researchers of the ‘Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Knowledge Systems Related to Climate Change and Intellectual Property Rights’ project assisted by an experienced M&E practitioner, developed a project M&E framework and gathered one-year into the project to reflect upon […]

Understanding Openness: New Findings in Context-Sensitive Open Science

By: Denisse Albornoz Research Associate, OCSDNet   This post is the first in a series outlining key findings of OCSDNet projects about the future of open science and its impact on development thinking and practice. This part focuses on the theme of context-sensitive openness and how a deeper analysis of the diverse conditions in which […]