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Tiny books for T-Learning

The T-Learning projects met for their third research school and project meeting this June in Colombia, following on from the Living Aulas Early Career Research School. Time was spent on reflecting on the qualities and processes of T-learning, discussing metaphors that help to transgress the taken-for-granted, and forms of sharing the t-learning research. One of the […]

Lessons on T-learning using an app

In South Africa, one third of all food produced for consumption is wasted, whilst 26% of all households experience hunger. The Food for Us project aims to develop a mobile phone application to link farmers and consumers to reduce food surplus on farms. The application has being trialled by 40 voluntary participants in the Western […]

Graduation for environmental activist T-learners

Some of the principles for T-learning facilitation have been co-developed with the Environmental Monitoring Group and AWARD in a ‘Changing Practice’ course for environmental activists in South Africa, which has now drawn to a close after 18 months of intense focus and learning. Seventeen community-based environmental justice activists from civil society organizations throughout the Olifants […]

July 2018 newsletter out now

The July 2018 T2S newsletter is a bumper edition, with updates on the new Belmont Forum-NORFACE T2S programme, the first T2S knowledge brief, a new digital forum on Just Transitions, and the usual updates, publications and events from the ACKNOWL-EJ, PATHWAYS and T-LEARNING networks. The editorial in this edition is by Mathieu Denis, Science Director of […]

Input sought on future work programme of IPBES

The Multidisciplinary Expert Panel and the Bureau of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have opened a call for requests, inputs and suggestions on short-term priorities and longer term strategic needs for its future work programme. IPBES members, United Nations bodies related to biodiversity and ecosystem services and relevant stakeholders such […]

Ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge

A knowledge brief published today by the Transformations to Sustainability programme highlights ten essentials for research that responds to the climate challenge. Accelerating the kinds of learning needed to make transformations to sustainability will require transformations in the way knowledge is produced and used. This brief sets out ten essentials for action-oriented transformations research, and […]

DayOne podcast: Understanding and guiding the way water flows in Cape Town

In the face of a complex water crisis in Cape Town, two early-career researchers involved in the T-LEARNING programme have launched DayOne – a podcast created by and for Cape Town to share understanding on how water flows in the city. The DayOne podcast aims to present the latest facts about the crisis, to start […]

The global voice for science – launch of the International Science Council

The International Social Science Council (ISSC), which launched the Transformations to Sustainability programme in 2014, has merged with the International Council for Science (ICSU) to form the International Science Council, a single unified council to be the global voice for all the sciences. You can visit the ISSC’s new website here: The decision to […]

Living Aulas early-career research school in Colombia

A unique research school beginning this week in Colombia brings together early-career research activists and grassroots change-makers from civil society who are working towards socio-ecological transformations, in order to discuss and develop emergent ways of approaching transformations research. Named ‘Living Aulas’ (living classrooms), the aim is to create a space for early-career researchers and change-makers […]