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Call for abstracts: Collaboration and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in Landscape Governance and Management in Africa – Lessons from Practice

Understanding the social and environmental impacts of multiple drivers of global and local change in Africa requires systemic and longitudinal place-based research. Landscapes provide the ‘ideal’ unit for this purpose, as well as for applying sustainable solutions that tackle complex—sometimes wicked—development and environmental challenges. Through a landscape approach, it is possible to explore the interaction between multiple sustainable development goals (SDGs), enabling understanding of the impacts of change and risk on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and livelihoods, as well as the implementation of locally appropriate and integrated response options. Indeed, landscape approaches have been widely promoted by government agencies, NGOs, and [...]

2024-06-19T13:54:36+02:00August 8th, 2019|Related News & Events|

SAPECS winter school

Last month, the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) and Southern African Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) hosted an introductory course on social-ecological systems for Masters and PhD students doing research at the interface of ecosystems and society. Twenty eight students from around Africa gathered to start their learning journey away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the Sustainability Institute, an international living and learning centre which provides learning experiences in ecology, community and spirit, in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The goal of the SAPECS Winter School were to provide new scholars involved in, or [...]

2024-06-19T13:54:36+02:00August 1st, 2019|People, SAPECS News|

PhD opportunity with Living Lands

Together with their partner, Commonland, Living Lands is motivated to develop and employ a relevant monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) approach. Their aim is to improve the means of measuring the real impact of the work being done on the landscapes. The Baviaanskloof and Langkloof catchments will be the study sites for this first iteration. The current MEL approach which is used by Commonland and Living Lands, aims to measure 4 Returns (social capital, financial capital, natural capital and inspiration) in 3 landscape zones over 20 years. The PhD opportunity will be integrated with Living Lands’ activities on [...]

2024-06-19T13:54:36+02:00November 21st, 2018|Related News & Events|

SAPECS colloquium in Cape Town

The Southern African Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS) held its first colloquium on the ‘Frontiers of Social-Ecological Research’ in Cape Town, South Africa, on the 15th and 16th of April this year. The SAPECS colloquium brought together almost 100 researchers, students, and practitioners interested in the study and management of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services in southern Africa. Set in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the colloquium was organized around the following six SAPECS research themes: Links between ecosystem services and human well-being, with an emphasis on poverty and inequality; How governance and management institutions and practices affect [...]

2024-06-19T13:54:55+02:00May 16th, 2013|SAPECS News|
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