Island(er)s at the Helm brings together researchers and societal partners to combine technical, traditional, and contemporary knowledge practices to co-create sustainable and inclusive strategies for social adaptation to climatic challenges in the Dutch Caribbean.
Dr Daphina Misiedjan, Assistant Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies, will join this 5 year, Dutch Research Council-funded project. Her particular focus will be to investigate the governance aspects of the projects, creating a comprehensive roadmap with regional and island-appropriate policies and strategies in the face of climate challenges.
The project is led by Dr Francio Guadeloupe (University of Amsterdam) and will include the development of a trans-Atlantic academic platform and regional expertise centre to foster research-based education on climate challenges for the islands.
Island(er)s at the Helm is one of two projects (the other is SEALINK) recently awarded funding by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) emphasizing the structural strengthening of the knowledge system and the embedding of scientific research in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.