Researchers, policymakers, and Indigenous and local communities alike are recognizing the significance of incorporating diverse and sometimes conflicting knowledge and value systems to effectively address sustainability challenges. What (un)learning is necessary to enhance the autonomy of Global South scientists? How do researchers engage and highlight different visions for the future that are currently excluded in dominant Western paradigms? Decolonizing research in practice is a nuanced and multifaceted endeavour that involves reexamining and restructuring research practices to challenge and undo the complex and ongoing impacts of colonization. This webinar explores decolonizing research in Sustainability Science and will interest researchers who wish to treat decolonization as a process more than a buzzword.
Lyla Mehta, University of Sussex; Bagele Chilisa, University of Botswana; Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University (tbc)