Tuesday 6
Modalities and political dimensions of the knowledge co-production for the resilience of socio-ecosystems
Frédérique Jankowski, Pascale Moity Maizi
› 17:10 - 18:10 (1h)
› Rondelet
Modalities and political dimensions of the knowledge co-production for the resilience of socio-ecosystems
Frédérique Jankowski  1, *@  , Pascale Moity Maizi  2, *@  
1 : Gestion des ressources renouvelables et environnement  (GREEN)  -  Website
Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement [CIRAD] : UPR47
Campus international de Baillarguet - TA 60 / 15 - 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5 -  France
2 : Montpellier SupAgro - Institut des régions chaudes  (IRC SupAgro)  -  Website
Montpellier SupAgro
1101, avenue Agropolis - BP 5098 - 34093 Montpellier cedex 5 -  France
* : Corresponding author

 

Abstract and Organization of the Session:

 “Co-production of knowledge” or “plural knowledge integration” are presented as social and methodological processes and conditions for the resilience of socio-ecosystems. But few information are provided on:

(i) the modalities and practical conditions for these socio-cognitive processes, and

(ii) the political and ethical dimensions of the co-production of knowledge for the resilience.

Some studies discuss the resilience benefits from the complementary of different knowledge systems (Berkes & al., 2000 ; Long & al., 2003). These researches support that a combination of different knowledge systems can improve the management and the resilience of socio-ecological systems (Folkes, 2004). But what are the concrete modalities (kinds of articulation, redefinitions) of the various knowledge integration?

As Bohensky and Maru (2011) point out, references to resilience are mostly theoretical or hypothetical rather than empirical. Furthermore, the word ‘integration' remains problematic implying unequal social relationships between groups provided with different cognitive frameworks, as well as it suggest new ways of thinking the social act to "integrate" and the links created between different categories of knowledge (hybridization is not the only form - or result - of these news links). So, the words "Integration" and "Co-production" of knowledge impose to question the political issues of the socio-cognitive processes implied and the way the co-produced knowledge constitute instrumental categories for actors in development or political arenas. This point imply to consider the motivations, the forms of engagement and their justification by actors (researchers, politics, social groups) working in these processes of knowledge co-production for the socio-ecological systems resilience.

Organization of the session

After a brief introduction reminding the focus of the session, four papers will be presented. The both first ones will discuss some examples of what is usually done in terms of knowledge articulation and how it questions the nature of the coproduced knowledge. The both last papers will focus on approaches engaging various actors through different scales in the process of co-building, asking more specifically how to validate the knowledge co-produced :

1/ Ways of knowing and the production of blended knowledge when managing for resilience - Marcela Brugnach & Helen Ingram. 

2/ Diffusion of agro-ecological knowledges for the socio-ecological resilience in the state of Oaxaca (Mexico). Some political and epistemological dimensions of different knowledges integration - Frédérique Jankowski.

3/ Developing resilient, adaptive water management systems through a bottom-up participatory technology development process - A case study in four Indigenous communities in Canada - Khosrow Farahbakhsh.

4/ Knowledge synergies for the Anthroposcene - A Multiple Evidence Base approach -
Maria Tengö, Pernilla Malmer, Thomas Elmqvist, Jacob Von Heland, Eduardo Brondizio & Marja Spierenburg 

If all these papers give priority to the meanings and empirical implications of the knowledge co-construction, they refer as much to various scales of integration as diverse political context of knowledge co-production for resilience.

 


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