SAPECS is organized around a set of cross-cutting working groups that aim to compare and synthesize across individual social-ecological case studies and projects led by SAPECS researchers, to develop new empirical insights, advance theory and methods, and inform policy and practice.
Communities of practice and transdisciplinary work
During this early phase of SAPECS our main strategy for being vibrant is to be a community of practice ourselves, i.e. to learn as a group about something while practicing it. As scientists, our learning involves publishing and our practicing takes place through case studies.
SAVE THE DATE: WEBINAR ON DEAGRARIANIZATION
Deagrarianisation: What are the underlying reasons and effects with focus on livelihoods, poverty reduction and climate change According to a newly released FAO report, food insecurity is increasing in the world. An alarming reversal of a previous opposite trend. Planting your own food might be an important adaptation strategy in face of climate change. At the same time, across Africa, and in other parts of the world, many farmers stop farming. This webinar unites researchers working on the broad theme of deagrarianisation across contexts in Africa and Europe. We will present and discuss research and build new networks – forging a better understanding of the reasons behind and the effects of deagrarianisation across contexts. Presenters during the webinar are: Sheona Shackleton (University of Cape Town), Ildikó Asztalos Morell (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), David Neves (University of the Western Cape), Flora Hajdu (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Paul Hebinck (Wageningen University) Cecilia Waldenström (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Moderator: Klara Fischer (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). The webinar agenda will be announced soon. Times From 5 May 2020 at 13:00 to 5 May 2020 at 17:00 Venue Online: will be announced Hosted by Klara Fischer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Alin Kadfak (email@example.com)
Measuring ecosystem services for human well-being
This working group aims to explore the linkages between ecosystem services and human well-being, using a social ecological systems approach, and focusing on the development of tools and methods to measure, model and map ecosystem services and human well-being in the southern African region.
Students Working Group
The Students Working Group is a platform for students and other early-career scientists engaged in the SAPECS network to exchange ideas, seek advice, form professional connections and help shape the education and training activities offered by SAPECS researchers.