The Nexus Network Annual Conference 2015 was held on Thursday 19 November 2015, in London. We’ll be launching the next phase of our grant funding scheme and also letting you know details of our upcoming workshops.
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10.00 Introduction to the conference, with:
- Prof Alice Bows-Larkin, EPSRC Stepping Up Centre and University of Manchester @@
- Andy Gibbs, Head of Economic Performance and Environment, Economic and Social Research Council@
- Professor Ian Bateman, Nexus Network Co-Investigator, University of Exeter@
- Professor Lyla Mehta, Nexus Network Co-Investigator, Institute of Development Studies@
12.00 The conference will split into 5 parallel knowledge sessions.
- Nexus interactions at the household level. Matt Watson and Peter Jackson from University of Sheffield with Alison Browne from University of Manchester. Chair Saurabh Arora.
- Informing decision making in response to nexus shocks. Candice Howarth, Anglia Ruskin University and Geoff Darch, Atkins. Chair Ian Bateman.
- Levels of decision-making and their mismatches. David Demeritt, King’s College London and Frieda Metternich, Green Alliance. Chair Ruth Welters.
- International development, innovations and scale. Euan Phimister, University of Aberdeen and Peter Cruddas, Cranfield University. Chair Gemma Cranston @
- Nexus struggles: agricultural scales, policy spaces and nexus interactions. Steffen Böhm and Zareen Bharucha, University of Essex. Tom Wakeford, Coventry University. Antonio Ioris, University of Edinburgh. Chair Cian O’Donovan @
14.00 The conference will split into 5 parallel workshop sessions.
- Focal scales, knowing spaces and methods of the nexus. Facilitator Saurabh Arora.
- The funding landscape for nexus research. Facilitators Hannah Collins and James Wilsdon.
- Policy engagement on the nexus. Facilitator Anna Krzywoszynska.
- The politics of ‘scaling up’ (technologies, discourses, policies…). Facilitator Lyla Mehta.
- Building a research career in interdisciplinarity. Facilitator Cian O’Donovan.
From March to July 2015, businesses, policy makers, academics and civil society were asked to submit questions that they thought were most pressing, to be answered by research, to improve business management of the nexus. Dr Bhaskar Vira, from the University of Cambridge, will introduce the results of Nexus2020@@
16.15 Keynote: Systems approaches to managing the nexus: can we really do it? Professor Tim Benton, UK Champion for Global Food Security @@
Image credit: with thanks to Edwin Cristancho Pinilla, SPRU, University of Sussex.