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New paper on large scale transdisciplinary collaboration with inputs from Kulima

A new paper has been published in the journal Global Challenges on "Large-Scale Transdisciplinary Collaboration for Adaptation Research: Challenges and Insights". Led by Georgina Cundill from IDRC, with inputs from Katharine Vincent, the paper highlights experiences of the consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research in Africa and Asia programme – including Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation, on which Kulima is a partner. The paper highlights how the success of well‐designed transdisciplinary research processes is strongly influenced by relational and systemic features of collaborative relationships. In the new arena of large‐scale collaborative science efforts, enablers of transdisciplinary collaboration include dedicated project coordinators, leaders at multiple levels, and the availability of small amounts of flexible funds to enable nimble responses to opportunities and unexpected collaborations.

Kulima director participating in expert workshop on transdisciplinarity

UNESCODr Katharine Vincent is in Paris this week to participate in an expert workshop on transdisciplinarity convened by the International Social Science CouncilSTART Secretariat, International Council for Science and South Africa's National Research Foundation, hosted at UNESCO's global headquarters. Bringing together various people with different experiences in transdisciplinarity, the purpose of the workshop is to design a training programme on the approach for consideration by the Belmont Forum.