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The utilisation of school food gardens as educational transformation agent to achieve community-wide sustainable livelihoods

We address the absence of food gardens at schools and in so doing, tap into the indigenous knowledge base of the community to help them establish sustainable food gardens at schools where teachers will use…
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Citizen sciences: generating GeoStories as epistemic maps

The central interest in this research project is to evidence the complex ecologies of knowers and knowledges which constitute CS practices, and which are convened to respond to situated social-ecological risks. Entangled in this are…
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Tipping the social learning scale in favour of sustainable land justice for women who are land dispossessed and those from mining towns

To explore, enhance and transform the social-learning of women in rural and landless contexts who are engaged in agro-ecology, but face barriers of hostile industrial companies and an unfriendly learning atmosphere as a result of…
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Reframing climate messaging for mobilising youth in Cape Town

Cape Town youth face high unemployment, low service delivery and challenges of poverty and violence and so often, have little opportunity to relate to the need for urgent climate action. Additionally, the language of climate…
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Sustainable nutrition for climate action: enablers and barriers to shifting to more sustainable food choices

Our research is called Okuphilisayo Kusembizeni - Healing is in the Pot. It is centered on learning actions around sustainable food choices and how these can make a positive contribution to climate action, as well…
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First we eat! Mobilising early childhood development centres to develop agency for growing, eating and sharing healthy food

In 2016, the South African Demographic and Health Survey reported that 27% of children under age 5 are stunted, 3% are wasted, and 6% are underweight. In the small city of Makhanda, these statistics may…
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Uncanny Lore: transgressive learning in the legal sovereignty of Indigenous legal practitioners for sustainability and climate action

The Uncanny Lore project will be investigating transgressive learning approaches that situate culture and heritage in grounded and contextually co-created applied legal theory, that can de-centre law’s traditional conventions of culture, and support legal practitioners…
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The ‘One Child, One Tree’ project: creating children forests to promote social harmony and tackle climate change

Based on the growing concerns that education has not empowered individuals to adopt the right behaviors and disputations to sustain the social, capital and critical thinking that is requisite for fostering a sustainable future in…
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Promotion of school gardens through Junior Farmer Field Learning Schools approach to improve school feeding in twelve years basic education schools in rural areas of Rwanda

Starting from a constant of different problems facing the school feeding program in Rwanda, this project seeks to investigate how the school kitchen gardening model can improve the school feeding program by increasing food production…
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Eco-schools as a tool for integrating sustainable development and climate action within the competency-based curriculum in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has invested efforts in transforming the teaching-learning process, from the traditional knowledge-based-approach to competence based curriculum (CBC). Based on the challenges observed in implementation of the CBC in Rwanda, this research…
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