TEA-START and the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) Initiative

An international research program, the Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) Initiative, was launched in Beijing in December 2016 to take advantage of Earth observation to address common issues, including climate change, food security, protection of world heritage sites, unbalanced economic …

Transdisciplinary research workshop Boulder Transdisciplinary workshops on the impacts of urbanization on the food-energy-water nexus

The Belmont Forum, START, Future Earth, and regional partners organized two workshops on conducting transdisciplinary (TD) research in the first quarter of 2017. The workshops focused on advancing principles of co-design and co-production in the natural, social, and engineering sciences …

Learning how to effectively convey complex research

As part of the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, in January 2017 Mary Thompson-Hall attended a workshop on Experiential Learning aimed at training participants in conveying complex climate-related information to diverse audiences using participatory games. Interactive games …

Learning Lab identifies potential climate change impacts for the city of Windhoek

March has been a busy month for the FRACTAL project, with a week-long training for the embedded researchers in Cape Town, and the first city learning labs for Maputo and Windhoek taking place. START traveled to Windhoek for the city …

PARR Fellowships Update

PARR has now reached its halfway point for the 2016/2017 round of fellowships. Out of the nine fellows, six have completed their fellowship residencies at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños and the National Science and Technology Center for …

START and the Belmont Forum establish formal collaboration

START International has become a formal partner of the Belmont Forum. The Belmont Forum is a group of the world’s major and emerging funders of global environmental change research. It aims at mobilizing international resources to accelerate delivery of environmental …

“How to Feed Africa Sustainably”, START’s Executive Director Cheikh Mbow interviewed by bioGraphic Magazine

Mbow shares ideas for addressing food shortages in Africa without compromising the health of ecosystems. Read the interview on bioGraphic, the multimedia magazine of the California Academy of Science.

START Board Member Thomas Lovejoy to Deliver 2017 Pardee Center Distinguished Lecture on March 28

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University is pleased to announce its 2017 Distinguished Lecture, “Biology and Climate Change” featuring Thomas Lovejoy on Tuesday, March 28 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm(reception to follow) at the …

REDD+ Monitoring, and Measurement, Reporting and Verification workshop “Training the Trainers” for Francophone Africa

The REDD+ Monitoring, and Measurement, Reporting and Verification workshop “Training the Trainers” will be held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast from 6-10 February 2017, and will cover Francophone Africa.    The workshop is jointly organized by GFOI partners who include World Bank …