Posts Results for tag: South Africa

Principles and practice in open science: Addressing power and inequality through “situated openness”

By Cath Traynor and Laura Foster Summary OCSDNet’s Open and Collaborative Science Manifesto proposes a set of seven values and principles for a more inclusive and open science in development; Addressing the role of power and inequality in knowledge production is a key principle; Practicing “situated openness” can help to address the ways in which […]

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 […]

From #ScienceMustFall to #ScienceMustOpen: The need to support diverse forms of knowledge in science

By: Becky Hillyer See the original Medium article here. – – – A recent Youtube video captures a student from the University of Cape Town (UCT) declaring that “science is a product of western modernity” and that “the whole thing should be scratched off.” She goes on to suggest examples of how commonly understood and accepted scientific […]

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 […]

IST-Africa Research Conference

IST-Africa 2016 (11 – 13 May, South Africa) is the eleventh in an annual series of Ministerial level Technology Research Conferences, supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission. The 6th Annual IST-Africa Living Lab Thematic Working Group Meeting will take place on 10 May as a pre-conference event. IST-Africa provides a platform in […]

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 […]