ISSC organizes workshop to advance collaboration on capacity building for transdisciplinary research


Representatives from key organizations involved in transdisciplinary (TD) research worldwide will meet this week in Paris to discuss capacity building strategies for TD research. The three-day workshop, which begins today, is organized by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and hosted by the International Council for Science (ICSU).

The meeting is the latest in a series of initiatives convened by the ISSC and partners to support and sustain capacity building in transdisciplinary research. It aims to advance constructive, collaborative relationships across different levels, including experienced TD training organizations; those who are championing the integration of TD research in funding frameworks; and those who recognize TD as part of their research mission and who wish to build capacity in this area.

Involving a wider range of stakeholders in the process of knowledge production is now seen as essential to identifying solutions to some of today’s most pressing global challenges, and the time is ripe to move from discussion on TD research to more substantive action. A desired aim for the workshop is the development of a set of collaborative actions that can be taken forward in 2017 and beyond.

Participating organizations: