Photo: Ashish Kothari, participant in the ACKnowl-EJ project.
As part of the innovative Transformations to Sustainability Programme, three «Transformative Knowlege Networks» were recently launched by the International Social Science Council (ISSC).
Social science is needed to address global change
The aim is to harness the potential of the social sciences to contribute to solving some of the most urgent sustainability challenges in the world. The main contribution will be improving understandings of the processes of social transformation.
Read more about the three networks on the programme website.
– We need the social sciences in order to address the challenges of global change. Social scientists bring a wealth of knowledge about processes of social transformation that will be critical to dealing with issues of environmental change and sustainability, said ISSC President and Programme Steering Committee Chair Alberto Martinelli.
– This programme is pioneering holistic research approaches to sustainability and social justice. It represents a major contribution to the agenda of the Future Earth Programme.
The three networks selected
Three selected networks will each receive €850,000 over three years through the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for the Transformations to Sustainability Programme.