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Project Profile: TAPESTRY

Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments

Who?

Principal Investigators: Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom
Partners: Synne Movik, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Devanathan Parthasarathy Indian Institute of Technology, India
Nobuhito Ohte, Kyoto University, Japan
Lars Otto Naess, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom
Shilpi Srivastava, Institute of Development, United Kingdom
Hans Nicola Adam, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Darley Jose Kjosavik, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, India
Narayan C Narayanan, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Rohan D'Souza Kyoto University, Japan
Upasona Ghosh, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, India
Pankaj Joshi, Sahjeevan, India
Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change and Development at Independent University Bangladesh, Bangladesh
V. Vijay Kumar, Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology, India
Mihir Bhatt, All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, India
Nathan Oxley, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom
Jai Bhadgaonkar, Bombay 61, India
Pallab De, Caritas, India
Ranjan Francis Rozario, Caritas, Bangladesh
Shibaji Bosae, Institute of Health Management & Research University, Norway
Terry Cannon, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom
Sponsors: Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Research Council of Norway, Norway
Economic and Social Research Council, United Kingdom
International Social Science Council

What?

Full Project Title: Transformation as Praxis: Exploring Socially Just and Transdisciplinary Pathways to Sustainability in Marginal Environments
Full Call Title: T2S2016
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Why?

Project Objective: The objective of TAPESTRY is to examine how transformation may arise from below in marginal environments with high levels of uncertainty

TAPESTRY's research questions include:

Q1. How are climate change related uncertainties affecting the well-being and identity of local people in marginalised environments?

Q2. How are people reimagining uncertainty and transformation in these marginal environments?

Q3. How are emerging initiatives, alliances and practices in the patches addressing these challenges? What forms of praxis take place?

Q4. What forms of co-production give rise to T2S in the context of climate change uncertainty? What are the trade-offs, convergences and divergences?

Q5. Which drivers, principles and alliances enable or hinder the scaling up and out of these processes to achieve wider transformation?
Call Objective: T2S has two major objectives:

To develop understanding of and promote research on transformations to sustainability which are of significant social, economic and policy concern throughout the world and of great relevance to both academics and stakeholders;

To build capacity, overcome fragmentation and have a lasting impact on both society and the research landscape by cultivating durable research collaboration across multiple borders, disciplinary boundaries, and with practitioners and societal partners. This includes facilitating the development of new research collaborations with parts of the world which are not often involved in large-scale international research efforts, notably low- and middle-income countries.

Where?

Regions: Asia, Europe
Countries: Bangladesh, India, Japan, Norway, United Kingdom

When?

Duration: 36 months
Call Date: July 6, 2017
Project Award Date: April 26, 2018