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Participatory Processes

What are participatory processes?

"Participation is a way of viewing the world and acting in it. It is about a commitment to help create the conditions which lead to significant empowerment of...

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Actor-network mapping

Representing vulnerability as the relationships between human, institutional and geophysical actors draws upon Actor Network Theory in political ecology (Callon 1999). The various actors (human,...

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Normative Agency

Norms, both legal or customary/social norms, work as a coordinating mechanism for society, in that they contain prescriptions for behaviour in view of shared social space.

Norms can be...

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Living on the Margins

In fall 2008, a group of five undergraduate students and three graduate students participated in a seminar led by two faculty members from AESEDA and the Penn State Department of Geography, Dr....

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Introducing Agency into Water Resource Simulation Models

Making WEAP actor-oriented

Human-environment interactions and feedback are essential to consider in IWRM research particularly where we are concerned with adaptive water management in the context...

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Gender and Climate Change

Work done by SEI Oxford on climate adaptation and DRR in southern Africa touched on gender issues. This article contains some extracts from the resulting report.

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Community participation and monitoring

An Ideal Participatory Development

Taken from Rowley and Lonsdale, submitted 2006. See also Participatory Processes and Social Learning

An effective participatory development depends on...

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Munasinghe Institute for Development

MIND is a private, nonprofit organization, established to play a key role in nurturing communities of scholars and practitioners who will address sustainable development issues worldwide and explor

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Forced Migration

Multiple stresses may result in humanitarian crises and forced migration. Research in the northern drylands of Kenya addresses the continuum from voluntary to forced migration, adaptations to...

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

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International Institute for Sustainable Development

IISD is in the business of promoting change towards sustainable development.

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