The fifth Transformative Knowledge Workshop took place in Fukuoka, Japan, on 21-24 September 2018. The theme was ‘Beginnings and endings, endings and beginnings’, reflecting the different stages of the three ‘Transformative Knowledge Networks’ (TKNs) from the original International Social Science Council T2S programme, and the twelve new projects funded under the NORFACE-Belmont Forum T2S programme.
The meeting was planned as perhaps the last of the annual workshops for the TKNs, who are currently wrapping up their projects before Q1/2 2019, and looking ahead to beyond the programme: to assessing, sustaining and building the impact of their work over the past three years, and eventually starting new projects. At the same time, the twelve new T2S projects are just getting underway and reflecting on how to reach their objectives over the next few years.
The workshop had five main aims:
The fast-growing city of Fukuoka – itself a meeting place of old and new, ancient and modern – was the backdrop to the exchanges, and the workshop included a field trip to visit the Rainwater Society initiative in the Fukuoka area. The Rainwater Society initiative aims to promote decentralized water management subsystems, in part by encouraging different generations of people to work together to harvest rainwater and develop green spaces.
Slides from the presentation on T-LEARNING will follow.
Posters of new projects will follow.
The workshop took place on the eve of the 2018 World Social Science Forum in Fukuoka, with two parallel sessions convened by the programme and one convened by the ACKNOWL-EJ TKN:
Download Melissa Leach’s keynote address to the new Belmont Forum-NORFACE T2S projects: Understanding and encouraging transformations to sustainability.