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ERIC Number: EJ1129761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
Concepts and Practices for the Democratisation of Knowledge Generation in Research Partnerships for Sustainable Development
Ott, Cordula; Kiteme, Boniface
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v12 n3 p405-430 Aug 2016
In response to the development and climate crisis of the Anthropocene, world leaders at the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York have reconfirmed the urgency of a sustainability transformation. This paper shows how a strong conceptualisation of sustainability can guide scientists in contributing to this transformation. The Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme (1999-2015) offers experiences in framing and implementing research as a transdisciplinary future-forming process. Its procedural, reflexive programme design proved adequate to support the democratisation of knowledge generation. This fostered evidence-based contextualised knowledge and corresponding institutions, and strengthened the future-forming capacity of all partners involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York); Africa
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