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Resilience for Development colloquium

In collaboration with GRAID (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development, a collaborative project between the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden, the CSIR and Centre for Complex Systems in Transition in Stellenbosch, and other international partners) SAPECS held its second colloquium in Johannesburg on the 8-10th of May 2017, focusing on ‘Resilience for […]

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FW: Src-all: PhD Autumn School in Portugal on Transformations to Sustainability

From: Src-all-at-su.se [mailto:src-all-at-su.se-bounces@lists.su.se] On Behalf Of Aniek Hebinck Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:28 To: src-all@su.se Cc: Vrieze, Anke de Subject: Src-all: PhD Autumn School in Portugal on Transformations to Sustainability Dear all, I’d like to highlight the PhD Autumn School that will take part in Aveiro, Portugal in October. This Autumn School is part […]

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‘Learning for Landscapes’: Insights on stewardship and collaboration from a recent knowledge co-production workshop

This article by SAPECS Researcher Jessica Cockburn reflects on a recent workshop held with practitioners working on collaborative landscape-scale stewardship initiatives across South Africa. We came from all different corners of South Africa to find common ground: …all the way from the West Coast: fynbos vegetation, commercial potato farmers and precious estuaries… all the way […]

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Colloquium on Resilience for Development, 8-10 May, Johannesburg

Colloquium on  RESILIENCE FOR DEVELOPMENT Assessment Methods and Transformation Practices 08 – 10 May 2017, Johannesburg, South Africa We are thrilled to announce a colloquium on “Resilience for Development”, hosted by SAPECS in collaboration with the GRAID (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development) initiative, and held on 8-10 May 2017 in Johannesburg. The […]

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Research on bundles of human well-being in South Africa

Areas with high levels of direct ecosystem service use among households coincides with areas characterized by relatively low levels of human well-being Ecosystem services and human well-being are closely interlinked. After all, ecosystem services are benefits that nature provides to humans, and human well-being is dependent on natural provisions such as clean drinking water. While […]

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Novel research on social-ecological systems in South Africa – meet the new Doctors!

As the end of 2016 draws near, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the research of three newly-minted Doctors working on social-ecological systems in South Africa. These three female scientists have pushed the boundaries of knowledge to enhance our understanding of resilience, sense of place, and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes, in regions […]

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PECS II Conference website now live!

The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) was launched in 2011. The principal approach of PECS research is an in-depth understanding of the social-ecological dynamics at landscape scale in a wide variety of situations. PECS uses a broadly set of conceptual frameworks and tools that eventually leads to comparisons of place-based, long-term social-ecological case […]

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Resilience Scoping Dialogue held in Stellenbosch

At a recent “scoping dialogue” held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS) and the Sustainability Institute, more than thirty leading thinkers and practical users of “resilience” were brought together to reflect on, interrogate and explore the concept of resilience, how it is being practically applied in a range of settings to advance sustainability, […]

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Call for applications: Masters fellowships in food system transformations for 2016

SARChI Research Chair in Social-Ecological Systems and Resilience Hosted by the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University Call for applications: Masters fellowships in food system transformations for 2016 Deadline for applications: 30 July 2016 Escalating global challenges such as climate change, food and water security, biodiversity loss, socio-political conflict and economic volatility, […]

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Call for applications: Short-term internships at the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition

SARChI Research Chair in Social-Ecological Systems and Resilience Hosted by the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University Call for applications: Short Internships for 2016 Deadline for applications: 30 July 2016 Escalating global challenges such as climate change, food and water security, biodiversity loss, socio-political conflict and economic volatility, demand new approaches to […]

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