The Governance in Transition research theme contributes to the understanding of transformations in governance frameworks across diverse risk policy areas, including community flood resilience, disaster risk reduction and transfer, ecosystem services, siting controversial infrastructure and facilities, as well as climate change mitigation.
It specifically involves the design of participatory governance via stakeholder processes and interactions, including methods of participatory modeling, games, and game theory.
Meeting the challenges of climate change, disasters, and social-ecological shifts requires not only technical and economic capabilities but also transitions in the way we govern - toward more adaptive and inclusive approaches. Thus operationalizing research on governance is more than communicating scientific results to policymakers and analyzing how these results are interpreted and implemented; it also involves working with stakeholders to co-generate actionable knowledge.
The research feeds into a number of major projects:
LandslideEVO brings together experts in environmental hazards, engineering social sciences resilience, citizen science, and computational modelling to improve disaster resilience in Western Nepal. More
The research and development project analyzes up scaling options for water and land management practices for the resilient and sustainable intensification of agricultural production and food systems in the extended Lake Victoria Basin. More
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Khadka, P., Liu, W. , & Schiller, A. (2019). Roads, Landslides and Local Socio-ecological Resilience in Far Western Nepal. In: European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019, 7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
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