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Contracting Justice Workshop – Exploring socially just research processes

By Cath Traynor of the Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Project Summary: Key players in the ‘Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation’ project participated in a workshop to explore socially-just research processes and discuss the contribution that ‘community-researcher contracts’ could play;   Representatives from three of South Africa’s indigenous peoples groups: the Nama, the Griqua […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reflections on Four Years of Conducting Tech Research

Reposted from iHub By Angela Okune As the research arm of iHub — Nairobi’s leading innovation space for the technology community — we pride ourselves on surfacing information for the improvement of decision making by technology stakeholders. Four years in, we’ve learned plenty, both on opportunities as well as barriers to generating truly “impactful” research. […]