"What is really fascinating about the TransRe Project is, it is conceptually very strong, it is really trying to unpack the notion of translocality as well as the very widely used idea of resilience and really is trying to pull that apart to generate an understanding about practical implications" stresses Fünfgeld.
The basic idea of a toolkit is to translate scientific knowledge into practical and tangible methods and processes that can be used in policy development, community initiatives or capacity building.
It is always challenging, especially for social researchers, to come up with a 'toolkit' or practical applications, but "I think it is really important to face that challenge" to make our research more relevant, says Fünfgeld.
One major key for successful toolkit development is the co-production of knowledge. "There is a lot of local knowledge out there, so it is not a matter of us academics or researchers in the TransRe team coming up with a toolkit for communities and development workers. It can only work if we do this in close collaboration with people working on the ground and with the communities, and that is exactly what we are trying to do". Learn more about how we are doing it in our video podcast which was edited by our colleague Simon Peth.Share this article