Some recent general presentations about our work :
* [https:sites.google.com/site/watagame2/project-updates/australia-tour-2013#TOC-MODSIM-Conference| https:sites.google.com/site/watagame2/project-updates/australia-tour-2013#TOC-MODSIM-Conference]
On the Afromaison process: * []
On monitoring & evaluation by EMeline HAssenforder (phd std with us) : * []
NB the community was built with stronger links with multi-agent modeling and simulation as an exploratory tool (the 1998 conference on the topic [])
and Rouchier, J., Barreteau, O., Bousquet, F., & Proton, H. (1998, July). Evolution and co-evolution of individuals and groups in environment. In Multi Agent Systems, 1998. Proceedings. International Conference on (pp. 254-260). IEEE. Bousquet, F., Barreteau, O., Mullon, C., & Weber, J. (1996). Modélisation d’accompagnement: systèmes multi-agents et gestion des ressources renouvelables. Quel environnement au XXIème siècle? Environnement, maîtrise du long terme et démocratie.
participatory planning dialogues in Lari, Kenya
I would like to share two blog posts from IWMI researchers that focus on perceptions of landscapes and how we might consider bringing together the biophysical and social sciences, with an eye toward exploring various participatory methodologies.
The first is from Jayne Curnow (Anthropologist) and Yann Chemin (Remote Sensing Scientist): [http:www.landscapes.org/canyons-mind/#.UqBWQfQW2kE| http:www.landscapes.org/canyons-mind/#.UqBWQfQW2kE]
The second is one I (Hydrologic Modeler) wrote regarding upcoming efforts that will take place as part of WLE and Humidtropics: []. This post generated some feedback (in comments) from outside the CGIAR, which was interesting to see.
This ICRAF blog on a concise paper just out in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability that argues for research 'in' rather than 'for' development, has relevance to next week's proceedings – it is written with a focus on agroforestry but the principles apply to sustainable intensification generally and the blog points to other relevant resources. Please do further circulate the link amongst your networks as relevant as we are keen to get these ideas some exposure and to garner feedback on them.
The blog links to the open access paper on the journal website.
Climate change and social learning (initiative of CCAFS)
Better decision making on climate change, agriculture and food security through Participatory Action Research and Communication and Collective Social Learning