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COMPLEXITY DIALOGUE SERIES: Exploring new research insights for funding, commissioning and social change in complexity

How can organisations improve the funding, commissioning and performance management of social interventions (across the public, private and voluntary sectors) by applying complexity theory to create a critique of New Public Management approaches, particularly highlighting the problems created by attempts to use Outcome-Based Performance Management (e.g. Payment by Results) in complex environments. 

CST Colloquium: Development of a scenario-based approach for responding to change in fishery systems – a case study in small-scale fisheries

Louise’s current interdisciplinary work focuses on marine social-ecological systems (SESs) and fisheries specifically within the context of South Africa. Her research, taking a systems view, focuses on using integrative and iterative methods to promote understanding of and inform decision-making in marine SESs at various scales of interaction.

TENTRANS Workshop: an official side event at Windaba 2019

The research project on ‘Tendering Sustainable energy Transition’ also known as TENTRANS will present a workshop at the 9th Annual Windaba Conference and Exhibition. One of two side-events hosted by Windaba, the TENTRANS Workshop aims to provide for an opportunity to interrogate its research and make suggestions for how to guide it going forward. The

Anthropocene Dialogue: Advancing resilience assessments – The social dimensions of electricity supply in South Africa

The evidence that humans are now a major geological power, introduces a significant paradigm shift in how we theorise about our place in this world, but more importantly, also has implications for deciding how to act and plan interventions. 

CST Colloquium: The projected timing of ecological disruption from climate change

Christopher will present projections of  future ecological disruption due to climate warming throughout the 21st century, suggesting abrupt disruption beginning before 2030 in tropical oceans, spreading to higher latitudes by 2050, and having a global mean in the 2070s under a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario.

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