Concepts and practices for the democratisation of knowledge generation in research partnerships for sustainable development

Ott, Cordula; Kiteme, Boniface (2016). Concepts and practices for the democratisation of knowledge generation in research partnerships for sustainable development. Evidence and Policy, 12(3), pp. 405-430. Policy Press 10.1332/174426416X14700793045951

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
UniBE Contributor: Ott, Cordula
ISSN: 1744-2648
Publisher: Policy Press
Projects: [413] Eastern and Southern Africa Partnership Programme
Language: English
Submitter: Stephan Schmidt
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2016 13:48
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 13:48
Publisher DOI: 10.1332/174426416X14700793045951
Additional Information: Independent study on ESAPP - not paid by ESAPP
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.88543
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/88543

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