Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
I am a geographer with a PhD in International Relations and my main interests lie in food systems' sustainability and transdisciplinary methods for sustainable development. My current research aims at exploring the links between sustainable diets and food systems; enhancing transdisciplinarity in research networks; and integrating local food systems within regional strategies for sustainble development. I am involved in several research projects in the global north and south.
An increasing number of voices highlight the need for science itself to transform and to engage in the co-production of knowledge and action, in order to enable the fundamental transformations needed to advance towards sustainable futures. But how can global sustainability-oriented research networks engage in co-production of knowledge and action? A new article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability introduces a strategic tool called the ‘network compass’ which highlights four generic, interrelated fields of action through which networks can strive to foster co-production. The Global Land Programme is one of the 11 networks involved in the study.