Shisanya Christopher

FULL PROFESSOR OF GEOGRAPHY (AGROCLIMATOLOGY)
Période de résidence: 
Sept 2021 - Jun 2022
Projet de recherche: 
From knowledge to action: How social learning shapes actors’ understanding, engagement and climate change adaptation responses
Résumé du projet: 

This project views social learning as an ‘innovative communication approach’ that shapes actor’s understanding, engagement and responses. To put this in context of climate change adaptation and social learning, we will use the concept of social learning to understand how actor’s understanding of climate change shape their engagement and adaptation responses. In addition, we use the concept of ‘performativity’ to evaluate how and the extent to which actors understand climate change and its impacts by studying actor’s use of knowledge and discourse. To do this, we will look at how actors share and transfer knowledge by looking at the communication and information dissemination approaches. By doing this, we will be able to understand and address the barriers to communication and knowledge exchange among actors in the global South.

 

Lien(s) web: 

www.ku.ac.ke
Bio : 

Chris Shisanya is currently a Full Professor of Agroclimatology in the Department of Geography at Kenyatta His current areas of research interest include: climate change and adaptation, Climate change and human development, climate change and security, integrated soil fertility management, integrated watershed management and systems analysis. He is a prolific researcher having won over 45 national and international research grant awards in the last twenty years. He has over 70 peer-reviewed Journal publications and 10 book titles to his credit. He serves on the Editorial Boards of various high impact Academic Scientific Journals.

 

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