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Transformations 2017

The Transformations to Sustainability programme will have a strong presence at the Transformations 2017 conference which takes place this week in Dundee, United Kingdom. The focus of the conference is ‘Transformations in Practice’ with speed talks and practice sessions structured around six themes:

You can catch up with members of the Transformations to Sustainability network at the following sessions, which will draw on findings from the programme:

Pre-conference Activities

9.30 – 16.30 T-Lab: Learning from ground-up – transformations for sustainability through the conflict transformation and alternatives framework (ACKNOWL-EJ TKN)

Day 1: Wednesday 30 August

9.20 Keynote: if it is life we want, Susi Moser, Senior Adviser to the T2S programme (Room: LT3)

Speed talks:

10.30 – 11.30 Urban Transformations in India: Emerging Pathways and Sustainable Alternatives – Pravin Kushwaha, Pranav N. Desai and Dinesh Abrol (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S13)

10.30 – 11.30 Alternative pathways to more sustainable food and agricultural systems – Anabel Marin, Patrick van Zwanenberg and Almendra Cremaschi (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S16)

11.45 – 12.45 Creating a space for Informal Education for Sustainable Development for transformative climate change learning in Vietnam’s Kien Giang Biosphere reserve – Duc Tuan Tran, Nguyen Hoang Tri, Hien Vu Thuc, Ha Hoang Ngoc and Heila Lotz-Sisitka (T-LEARNING TKN) (Room: 2S13)

Day 2: Thursday 31 August

Speed Talks:

10.15 – 11.15 The Conflict Transformation and Development Alternatives Framework – Iokiñe Rodriguez, Neema Pathak, Leah Temper, Mirna Inturias, Ashish Kothari, Mariana Walter and Adrian Martin (ACKNOWL-EJ TKN) (Room: 2S13)

10.15 – 11.15 Promoting spaces for social-ecological transformation: The Transformation-lab in Xochimilco social-ecological system – Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, Hallie Eakin, Jesús Mario Siqueiros-García and Manuel-Navarrete (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S15)

10.15 – 11.15 Whose voice matters? An empirical study on green transformation in China – Chulin Jiang (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S17)

Day 3: Friday, 1 September

Practice session:

9.15 – 10.45 Accelerating Social Change: Compiling a Catalogue of Practices for the 1.5°C Challenge – Dylan McGarry and Susanne Moser (Room: 2S14)

Speed talks:

11.15 – 12.15 Sustainable Agri-Food Systems – Connecting Local, National and Global Transformations – Adrian Ely, Elise Wach and Rachael Taylor (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S12)

11.15 – 12.15 Transgressive social learning and social-ecological systems in times of climate change – Heila Lotz-Sisitka, David Kronlid, Mutizwa Mukute, Duc Tuan Tran, Million Belay, Jai Kamal, Gibson Mphepo, Arjen Wals and Martha Chaves (T-LEARNING TKN) (Room: 2S13)

11.15 – 12.15 Transgressing the norm in sustainability oriented expansive learning processes in rural-based activities: Insightsfrom cross-case analysis in five African countries – Mutizwa Mukute, Tichaona Pesanayi and Charles Chikunda (T-LEARNING TKN) (Room: 2S13)

11.15 – 12.15 Mapping for Change: Transgressive learning in the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia – Million Belay Ali (T-LEARNING TKN) (Room: 2S13)

11.15 – 12.15 Transforming sustainable energy access – David Ockwell and Joanes Atela (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S14)

12.30 – 13.30 Being good citizens: a political discourse analysis in China’s green transformation – Lichao Yang and Chulin Jiang (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S12)

12.30 – 13.30 Mapping Movements for Environmental Justice as Forces for Transformation – Leah Temper, Daniela Del Bene, Radhika Mulay, Adrian Martin and Iokine Rodriguez (ACKNOWL-EJ TKN) (Room: 2S12)

14.30 – 15.30 Transforming from the inside out: Gaining traction in entrenched sustainability challenges in Mexico City – Hallie Eakin, Luis A. Bojorquez-Tapia, David Manuel-Navarrete and Andres Baeza-Castro (PATHWAYS TKN) (Room: 2S13)

14.30 – 15.30 Riders on the storm: Challenges and opportunities when apocalypse is your day job – Susi Moser, Senior Adviser to the T2S programme (Room: 2S14)

In addition, Laura Pereira (PATHWAYS TKN) will contribute to a number of different sessions on the transformative potential of labs and Per Olsson (PATHWAYS TKN) will convene a panel to share learning from the ‘Transformation Labs’ (T-labs) that will happen in the run-up to the conference in Dundee.

Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. ISSC Executive Director Mathieu Denis was a member of the conference Scientific Committee.


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