Updates

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Stockholm Resilience Centre new host of Global Resilience Partnership secretariat

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP), an independent partnership of public and private organizations working towards a sustainable and prosperous future for all, has moved its secretariat to the Stockholm Resilience Centre, home of GRAID. The secretariat acts as a support to the entire partnership, including several big actors in the international development sector. GRAID is […]

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Exploring resilience through the stories of food innovators in the Western Cape, South Africa

A new short book explores ‘storymaking’ as a way of unpacking some of the different capacities that social innovators in the food system of the Western Cape, South Africa, are drawing on in their efforts towards resilience. The social innovators highlighted are Chuma Mgcoyi, Kobus van der Merwe, Loubie Rusch, Zayaan Khan, and Nazeer Sonday (pictured above). The work by centre [&h..

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GRAID documentary film coming soon “Majang – cultivating a resilient food future for the people of the forest”

    Ethiopia’s population is quickly growing, a trend in many African nations. The Ethiopian national government’s agricultural policy is increasingly following a high chemical input model in order to increase crop yields. While agriculture harvests must keep up with the demands of a growing population, it is important to understand the lasting impacts that […]

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In Between: Photos and film on memory, migration and resilience in South Africa

Now more than ever, we are on the move. People from all over are settling in places far from home, often in search of a better life. With migration now so commonplace, it inevitably has influenced our social and economic systems. For example, annual global remittance flows, money sent back home by foreign workers, now […]

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Intersections of power and gender

Questions around who has access or who has the power to make decisions, are always relevant when studying natural resource management and environmental issues in the Anthropocene. Yet, these questions sometimes sit on the periphery of environmental research agendas. Some researchers are making it their job to put them at the forefront. GRAID has been […]

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Creating positive visions of southern Africa

At an ‘Anthropocene Visioning Workshop’ hosted by the CST in November 2016, a diverse group of key thinkers in southern Africa − including artists, social entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy-makers, was convened to engage in a visioning process to scope a range of plausible “good” futures based on perspectives from a variety of regional actors. Graphics: […]

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An overview: The Colloquium on Resilience and Development

In the Anthropocene, humanity needs to deal with increasing turbulence, in both social and environmental settings. Resilience has been identified as a strategy that could help advance development across multiple, sectors, scales, and regions. As a forum to convene on these topics, the Colloquium on Resilience for Development: Assessment Methods and Transformative Practices was created. […]