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Stakeholder workshop in South Ethiopia

by Felix

In the first 10 days of November, I went on a research trip to Ethiopia. There, I had the opportunity to represent POLISES in a stakeholder workshop on pastoralism in southern Ethiopia...

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Can we Improve Policymaking?

by David

One of our goals, in the POLISES project, is to produce policy-relevant research. Achieving this is not a matter of course; in this blog post, I would like to give two examples of how we try to disseminate insights...

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POLISES Welcomes First International Guest Scholar

by David

Mohammed Mahdi, Professor of Rural Sociology at Morocco’s National School of Agriculture ENA in Meknès, was a guest of the POLISES group in Leipzig for ten days.

This period of intensive collaboration...

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Summer School 2015

by Niklas Hase

The Summer School on how to model human decision making in social-ecological agent-based models took place from 5 July to 10 July 2015 in Kohren-Sahlis (near Leipzig, Germany), and local coordination was heavily supported by POLISES. Four members of our research group were involved...

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Playing NomadSed in the field (almost)

by Gunnar Dreßler

During our research trip to Nairobi, Birgit, Felix, and Gunnar had had the opportunity to present our educational game NomadSed to researchers and stakeholders at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)...

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Workshop on index-based insurance in Nairobi

by Felix

For the past two weeks, Birgit, Gunnar, and Felix went on a very interesting trip to Nairobi, Kenya. From 9-11 June 2015, we participated in the workshop “Putting Innovations to Use in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands”, held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya...

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Winter School in Ecological Modelling

by Felix

From March 5-15, Niklas and Felix participated in the UFZ Winter School in Ecological Modelling. After attending a three-day programming course in C++ in Leipzig, we moved to the small town of Kohren-Sahlis, about 50 km south of Leipzig...

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Summer School on Modelling Decision Making

by David

From 5 July to 10 July 2015, our Department of Ecological Modelling (namely Karin Frank, Jürgen Groeneveld and the POLISES group) will be the main local coordinator for an International Summer School. It is titled ‘How to model human decision making in social-ecological agent-based models’ and will take place in...

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Kick-off Meeting in Bonn

by Birgit Müller

In January, shortly after our group was complete, we travelled to Bonn where all the Junior Research Groups funded along with our own got to meet and socialise. In a former theological seminary converted into part retirement home and part fancy hotel, 19 projects from all over Germany and from...

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