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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 […]

WORKING BEYOND BORDERS: WHY WE NEED GLOBAL DIVERSITY IN SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS

Reposted from FORCE11 By Denisse Albornoz The session Working Beyond Borders was proposed by Cameron Neylon and Leslie Chan with the intent of raising critical conversations about the need to include non-Anglo-centric perspectives on scholarly communication. Moderated by Dominique Babini, Open Access researcher at the University of Buenos Aires and Coordinator of Research and Advocacy at […]

Multi-Institutional Research Collaboration: Regulation, Ethics and Power

By: Cath Traynor, Laura Foster & Tobias Schonwetter of Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation Project SUMMARY •The ‘Empowering Indigenous People and Knowledge Systems’ project has sought to use participatory research methods to minimize power relations and blur the lines between ‘researcher’ and ‘researched.’ • However, international collaborations between institutions with different ethical review boards […]