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October 27, 2021
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SSHRC-PEG FUNDED RESEARCH: "CONSERVATION POLICY AND ITS LIVELIHOOD CONSEQUENCES FOR INDIGENOUS KAMBA FARMERS IN THE KIBWEZI REGION OF KENYA"

JUNE 28, 2021

    CSD Director Dr. Yıldız Atasoy has been awarded with SSHRC-PEG funding. The project, titled "Conservation Policy and Its Livelihood Consequences for Indigenous Kamba Farmers in the Kibwezi Region of Kenya", is based on a partnership that Dr. Atasoy established with the National Museums of Kenya through the MOU that she developed between SFU and NMK. The MOU was signed in 2019. This PEG project is the first, to be the basis for larger SSHRC-funded partnership projects with the NMK. East Africa is also a target region for SFU.

 

 

"Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on water, food and energy security in Indigenous communities"

July 22, 2020

    The CSD has developed a research partnership with Dr. XiaoYu Wu (University of Waterloo) and Dr. Sami Khan (SFU) and contributed to the writing of an Expression of Interest for "Determining the Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on water, food and energy security in Indigenous communities, and rapidly deploying renewables technologies in response."

 

Food, Climate Change & Migration:

    These three-part forums are the most significant achievement of the Center to date. They were organized at SFU in September, October and November 2019 in partnership with SFU Public Square and Continuing Studies more...

 

Collaboration for Capacity-Building and Research on Sustainable Development

    The Center for Sustainable Development developed a MOU between SFU and the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) for “Collaboration for Capacity-Building and Research on Sustainable Development”. The MOU was signed by both institutions in 2019. 

 

“The Effects of Wildlife Conservation Efforts on the Food and Livelihood Security Concerns of Farmers in the Kibwezi Region of Kenya”

    Based on the MOU signed between SFU and the NMK in 2019, the Center for Sustainable Development developed a research project titled “The Effects of Wildlife Conservation Efforts on the Food and Livelihood Security Concerns of Farmers in the Kibwezi Region of Kenya”. This research involves an interdisciplinary partnership with the NMK.

 

“Changing Food Systems and Impacts on Traditional Food Production and Contributions to Food Insecurity in the Kibwezi Region in Makueni County, Kenya.”

    Based on the MOU, the Center for Sustainable Development developed a collaborative research between SFU and NMK. It is titled “Changing Food Systems and Impacts on Traditional Food Production and Contributions to Food Insecurity in the Kibwezi Region in Makueni County, Kenya.”

 

The CSD is a member of...

    the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Canada (SDSN-Canada) – member of UN SDSNs commissioned in 2012 by then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to implement sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Our Director has participated in its activities since Fall 2018.

 

Advisory Committee on the development of a ‘Canadian SDG Index for Municipalities’

    In Spring 2019 our Director joined the Advisory Committee on the development of a ‘Canadian SDG Index for Municipalities’. This is a research project led by Dr. Bruce Frayne from the University of Waterloo.