Webinar June 4: “Stakeholder Engagement in Environmental Evidence Synthesis”

May 20th, 2019

Stakeholder Engagement is an integral part of all systematic reviews to some degree. However, there has been a little discussion of this important process in systematic review guidance to date, particularly in the field of environmental management and conservation. This is the second webinar in a series, discussing various aspects of engaging with stakeholders: describing the ranges of methods available, outlining experiences from various systematic review experts, and discussing issues relating to conflict, the benefits of training, engaging directly with decision-makers, and communicating review results.

Session 2: June 4, 2019

Title: Managing knowledge production in contexts of conflict

Presenter: Dr. Annika E. Nilsson

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. Beirut Time// 1:00 p.m. GMT

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Description: This is the second webinar session in the current series on “Stakeholder Engagement in Environmental Evidence Synthesis”.

While scientific assessment and systematic reviews aim to be objective, knowledge and how knowledge is produced can be at the center of environmental conflicts.

The aim of this presentation is to place systematic reviews and maps into a broader perspective of conflict management related to knowledge production, including the role of facilitated stakeholder involvement. It will introduce a brief framework for analyzing conflict context in order to facilitate constructive outcomes, which four dimensions that are relevant for choosing among different approaches to knowledge production in conflict situations: type of conflict, view of knowledge, model of stakeholder involvement, and measure of quality. The presentation will also discuss the role of stakeholder involvement in relation to co-production of knowledge and conflicts of interests.



Sessions and Presenters:

“A framework for stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews and maps in environmental management” Neal Haddaway (Stockholm Environment Institute)

“Knowledge production and environmental conflict: managing systematic reviews and maps for constructive outcomes” Annika Nilsson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

“How stakeholder engagement has led us to reconsider definitions of rigour in systematic reviews” Yvonne Erasmus and Natalie Tannous (University of Johannesburg)

“Much at stake: the importance of training and capacity building for stakeholder engagement in evidence synthesis” Jacqui Eales (University of Exeter)

“A five-step approach for stakeholder engagement in prioritisation and planning of environmental evidence syntheses” Bilijana Macura (Stockholm Environment Institute)

“Lessons for introducing stakeholders to environmental evidence synthesis” Jess Taylor (Carleton University)

“Transdisciplinary working to shape systematic reviews and interpret the findings: commentary” Sandy Oliver (UCL Institute of Education)

“Inclusive development and prioritization of review questions in a highly controversial field of regulatory science” Armin Spök and Monica Racovita (Graz University of Technology)

“Rethinking communication: integrating storytelling for increased stakeholder engagement in environmental evidence synthesis” Anneli Sundin (Stockholm Environment Institute)

“Engaging environmental policy-makers with systematic reviews: challenges, solutions and lessons learned” Alex Collins (Imperial College London)




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