DSA-ESRC Workshop series
MEETING THE CHALLENGES
Interdisciplinary research for global development
Responding to Environmental Change
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
UEA Doctoral Training Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich
The workshop is an opportunity to discuss how researchers and practitioners from the natural and social sciences and humanities can work together to respond to environmental change in a way that supports development.
It is part of a workshop series funded by the Development Studies Association and the Economic and Social Research Council bringing together academics from development studies with those from other disciplines – computing and mathematics, chemistry and materials sciences, pharmacy and biological sciences, and the humanities – to capitalise on existing strengths and build future capacity for addressing global challenges.
It aims to identify best practice in cross-disciplinary, international research collaboration; share what works in achieving impact through cross-disciplinary international research; deepen and extend cross-disciplinary, crossnational and scholar-practitioner connections; and grow capacity and capability to undertake and use interdisciplinary research.
This workshop builds on participants’ experiences with a number of recent, ongoing and proposed environmental projects and programmes involving UEA and Norwich Research Park researchers and partners from the UK and around the world, including the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions and Designing future wheat programmes.
It will provide a platform to share and discuss the generation of scientific knowledge to tackle environmental change as well as effective ways in which research engages with practitioners and policy makers to achieve greater development impacts. More broadly, it will reflect on the importance of interdisciplinary and ethical research partnerships in meeting global challenges.
Anthropology, archeology, geography, computer science, mathematics, environmental science, plant science, political science, chemistry and materials sciences, pharmacy and biological sciences, economics, epidemiology, economics.