10/08/2023 | From 1 to 10 November 2023, IOI Germany and ZMT will host a Monsoon Training School on the topic of co-design and transdisciplinarity. Titled “Generating impact in complex coastal and marine contexts: Co-Design and development of transdisciplinary research projects in a Global North / South perspective”, the online 10-day programme is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdoctoral scientists. The course is offered in cooperation with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), Future Earth Coasts (FEC), the Leibniz Research Network “Knowledge for Sustainable Development” and the research project LeNa Shape (Research in social responsibility - design, impact analysis, quality assurance).

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 30.

Registrations are now open. Upload your letter of motivation together with a short CV to the registration platform of the ZMT Academy by 15 September 2023. The course is free of charge.

About the IOI Germany Monsoon Training School (as detailed in the PDF invite and on the IOI website)

Discover the essence of collaboration in a Global North/South context during this intensive 1.5-week training course. With a co-design approach, you will craft a transdisciplinary research project plan, emphasizing its potential for making a positive societal impact.

Engage in invaluable exchanges with international academia, practitioners, and experts in knowledge transfer and communication at the science/policy interface. Our comprehensive lectures cover theoretical backgrounds, concepts, and methods, spanning from transdisciplinarity and project co-design to navigating the complexities of aligning goals and visions among diverse actors from various backgrounds. Addressing vital aspects of research quality in a transdisciplinary context, you will explore strategies for addressing inequalities, managing teams, resolving conflicts, and achieving impactful outcomes. Each topic will be enriched with real-world examples and insights shared by practitioners, making your learning experience both practical and inspiring.

Additionally, the organisers recognize the significance of effective science communication, especially when engaging with non-academic audiences. Our training in this area will equip you with the necessary skills to communicate your research effectively and make a difference beyond academic circles. Moreover, in practical group work, you will apply your knowledge directly to coastal and marine case studies of your choosing, guided by experienced instructors.

More information about the agenda, prerequisites and content in the PDF invitation and on the IOI website.