Part of the IOI Alumni CPD Programme
IOI Germany and its host institute, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), successfully conducted a training course on the co-design and development of transdisciplinary research projects in a Global North/South perspective. The course brought together eighteen enthusiastic participants from around the world, particularly from African and Asian countries, and focused on developing a transdisciplinary research project plan with a particular emphasis on societal impact. Participants were able to develop a thorough understanding of theoretical concepts, methods and practical application while directly applying the material in case studies of their choice. Topics covered include transdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches, positionality and diverse perspectives, stakeholder mapping and engagement, impact planning, equitable research collaboration and participation, conflict management and work in conflict environments, effective science communication and evaluation of transdisciplinary projects.