Lessons From Participatory Fieldwork Research: Building Meaningful Relationships

Guest post by Tian Lin [1] and Khin Thiri Htun [2] Summary: We conducted research using a participatory approach to identify ways to reduce local vulnerability to climate change in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar. Participatory research approaches are important to build and maintain trust with research participants who were previously excluded from decisions […]

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 […]

“Through Water”: Promoting and communicating Open & Collaborative Research with a public exhibition

By Aliya Ibraimova of the KMEECS project/CAMP Alatoo Summary: The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science (KMEECS) project operates at the grassroots level in remote mountain communities of Central Asia. The goal is to collect local level-data on water resources with rural schools, while fostering applied environmental education. As an innovative endeavour for communicating […]

…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 II

By Serine Haidar Ahmad, from Local Conservation and Development with OCS in Lebanon In my last blog post, I introduced the OCS research project I was working on with a diverse team at the Nature Conservation Center of AUB. After summarizing a couple of articles we read in order to design our water quality monitoring […]

Celebrating and Strategizing Open Access in Niger

Author Bio & Blog Summary Hamissou Rhissa is a Masters student in Sociology and Anthropology from Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger. He is also a member of OCSDNet’s Projet SOHA (Open Science in Haiti and French-speaking Africa), through which he is currently initiating a project that seeks to develop a science shop at his […]