Co-Production of Sustainable Land Systems

The authors of a new paper shared large prints of aerial images with various stakeholders in Zambian landscapes to discuss opportunities and risks of drone technology. The main question was: How are different types of aerial images used and interpreted by different groups of stakeholders?

Related Nodal Office(s): West Africa Nodal Office (GLP-NOWA)  

Understanding the cultural values and social rules of stakeholders is critical to engage them successfully in a co-production process. Failing to do so, can not only threaten the project but also harm vulnerable stakeholders. This is the story of how putting the do-no-harm principle and the interest of vulnerable stakeholders above scientific interest has allowed us to have impact on the ground in Burkina Faso.

This blog post by GLP Member Christine Ornetsmüller summarizes three practical top tips that emerged as a collective result from the immersive workshop session 355N Co-production of knowledge in landscape restoration at the Open Science Meeting of GLP in 2019.

Co-production Working Group members at the OSM 2019

We are excited to announce our planned activities for 2020, which grew out of the first live meeting of the group at the 2019 GLP Open Science Meeting in Bern. Learn more about our new co-production blog series about practical experiences (including successes and failures) in the field, a special issue about co-production in LSS, a creative set of live online events and group exchange formats, and a new quarterly e-newsletter featuring interesting events, training, online courses, etc.

How to navigate between singularity of case studies and production of actionable knowledge on complex human-environment systems? The GLP Working Group on Co-production of Sustainable Land Systems is addressing this question through an analysis of co-production practices in the field of land system science and a series of webinars. Learn more about the second webinar, which illustrated practical examples about adaptive landscape approaches, and access additional resources from the presenters.