17 April 2024

By Prof Nelius Boshoff

Prof Nelius Boshoff and Dr Similo Ngwenya, from CREST, hosted the international In-forest project workshop at the Centre from 26 February to 1 March 2024. The project investigates geographical and epistemic inequalities in science, with a focus on forest research. It employs both bibliometrics and qualitative methods to examine whose knowledge is recognised, on what grounds, and how social dimensions such as gender and geographical location impact scholars’ social and epistemic positions. In-forest is a four-year collaborative project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), which started in February 2022. The collaboration involves the Technical University of Munich (TUM), CREST at Stellenbosch University, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, and the Tanzania Forestry Research Institute (TAFORI). This project workshop at CREST brought together all the project partners to provide feedback on their respective work plans and to collaborate on new analyses and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals. The workshop at CREST was the third meeting to bring together the In-forest project partners. The first meeting was held at TUM, Germany, from 13 to 17 February 2023 and the second meeting was held at CWTS, Netherlands, on 25 and 26 September 2023.