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Dusingizimana, T., Jones, A., Vasanthakaalam, H. & Kjellqvist, T. (2023). Household-Level Coverage of Iron-Biofortified Beans in the Northern Province of Rwanda. Current Developments in Nutrition, 7(6), Article ID 100106.
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2023 (English)In: Current Developments in Nutrition, ISSN 2475-2991, Vol. 7, no 6, article id 100106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Biofortification, the process of enhancing the micronutrient content of staple crops, is a nutrition-sensitive agricultural intervention with the potential to increase micronutrient intakes and improve health outcomes, especially among vulnerable populations. Although data are available on the number of farming households that grow biofortified crops, information on the coverage of biofortified foods in the general population is limited. Such information is critical to assess the performance of biofortification programs and guide decisions related to program implementation while ascertaining progress toward achieving expected impacts. Objective: This study aimed to assess the household coverage of iron-biofortified beans (IBBs) in rural areas of the Northern Province of Rwanda. Methods: We applied methods previously used to assess coverage in large-scale food fortification programs to develop coverage indicators for IBBs. These indicators were 1) consumption of beans in any form; 2) awareness of IBBs; 3) availability of IBBs; 4) consumption of IBBs (ever); and 5) consumption of IBBs (current). Results: Of the 535 households surveyed, 98% consumed beans in any form and 79% were aware of IBBs. Among the 321 households that provided bean samples, only 40% of the samples were biofortified (as determined by a breeding specialist) and only 21% of respondents were able to correctly identify IBBs. Although 52% of households reported to be ever consuming biofortified beans, only 10% of households were currently consuming these beans. Conclusions: Despite relatively high awareness of IBBs among surveyed households, a few households currently consume IBBs, highlighting the need to explore strategies to promote consumption. More research is also required to investigate factors hindering the consumption of IBBs. © 2023

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
beans, biofortification, coverage, iron, Rwanda
National Category
Food Science Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51847 (URN)10.1016/j.cdnut.2023.100106 (DOI)001025211400001 ()37396962 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85162147951 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Sida - Swedish International Development Cooperation AgencyBill and Melinda Gates Foundation, INV-002962/OPP1211308
Available from: 2023-06-30 Created: 2023-06-30 Last updated: 2023-08-23Bibliographically approved
Kjellqvist, T., Rodela, R. & Mutvei, A. (2022). Articulating Voices of the Young: How to bring youth into contemporary planning and governance?. In: Dobers, P.; Gawell, M.; Gärde, J.; Silfverskiöld, S. (Ed.), PROCEEDINGS of the 28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) 2022: Sustainable Development and Courage: Culture, Art and Human Rights. Paper presented at 28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), Stockholm, June 14-17, 2022. (pp. 1160-1169). Stockholm: Södertörns högskola
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2022 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS of the 28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) 2022: Sustainable Development and Courage: Culture, Art and Human Rights / [ed] Dobers, P.; Gawell, M.; Gärde, J.; Silfverskiöld, S., Stockholm: Södertörns högskola, 2022, p. 1160-1169Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The youth movement “Fridays for Future” has spurred new interest from the research community aboutthe way in which young people engage in politics and governance of social and physical environment.The recent wave of youth activism originated from school strikes concerning the failure of the adults totake any serious measures against climate change. Over the past two years, there is a growing researchinterest to study how youth articulate their concerns about the present and the future, and how adults payattention to these, and act on these demands in practical terms e.g., if, and how these translate into currentsocial and political affairs. Youth research trending in the last decades has investigated why youth politicalorganizations fail to attract young people. Researchers have investigated the ways in which young peopleengage politically e.g. via social media, rather than being loyal to traditional political parties. Much ofthis literature is research done on the young, but more recently a new strand of research has been emergingwhere researchers work with the young, in order to gain a better understanding of how social and politicalengagement can be articulated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Södertörns högskola, 2022
Keywords
Youth, Participation, Planning, Citizen Science
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50420 (URN)978-91-89504-17-2 (ISBN)
Conference
28th Annual Conference, International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS), Stockholm, June 14-17, 2022.
Projects
YouCount
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 101005931Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01887
Available from: 2022-12-21 Created: 2022-12-21 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
Gerhardt, K., Wolrath Söderberg, M., Lindblad, I., Diderichsen, Ö., Gullström, M., Dahlin, M., . . . Gradén, M. (2022). Nog nu, politiker – ta klimatkrisen på allvar. Aftonbladet (2022-08-25)
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2022 (Swedish)In: Aftonbladet, no 2022-08-25Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aftonbladet Hierta, 2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-49755 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel från 1944 svenska forskare och anställda i forskarvärlden.

Available from: 2022-08-26 Created: 2022-08-26 Last updated: 2023-10-06Bibliographically approved
Rodela, R., Blomquist, E., Lehtilä, K., Kjellqvist, T., Eskander, M. & Deniz, B. (2021). Talking about Ronna: An event report. VIVA-PLAN Research Project. Södertörn University, Department of Environment, Development and Sustainability Studies, Sweden..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Talking about Ronna: An event report. VIVA-PLAN Research Project. Södertörn University, Department of Environment, Development and Sustainability Studies, Sweden.
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2021 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The concept of Mosaic Governance rests on relationships grounded in local context and puts forward ideas about how these relationships can be catalysed for transformative change. As part of the research project VIVA-PLAN we designed a Working Package where some of these assumptions have been put forward for further experimentation and testing. As part to this our project team partnered with a local NGO Läsfrämjarinstitutet for the organization of an on-site local stakeholder event which was held on the 25th of August 2021 in Södertälje (Sweden). The ambition for this event was to bring together ideas and insights from two different and now emerging engagement methods: i) hackathons and ii) co-creation, to create opportunities for discussion, visioning and local engagement. At this event, we shared data (summarised in data visualization sheets) collected in the course of our project about local conditions in Ronna, a residential area in Södertälje. In total, 15 participants attended the event, all affiliated with public or private organizations that are active in or near Ronna with a clear role and contribution to community building there. The event helped to unpack some of our findings and to further discuss challenges that emerged from data collection in Ronna. The event was a productive gathering where important questions were raised and discussed about the challenges and opportunities of the Ronna residential area, and how they align with ideas about more sustainable living environments as currently advanced by Swedish planning policy

Keywords
Ronna, Mosaic governance, vulnerable communities, youth, participatory methods
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-48778 (URN)10.13140/RG.2.2.10920.70403 (DOI)
Projects
2018-00175
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-00175
Available from: 2022-04-15 Created: 2022-04-15 Last updated: 2022-04-21Bibliographically approved
Kjellqvist, T. & Mutvei, A. (2020). Systemtänkande för förståelse av komplexitet och hållbarutveckling, en workshop om systemtänkande i högre undervisning. In: NU 2020: Hållbart lärande. Paper presented at NU2020 - Hållbart lärande, Huddinge, Oktober 7-9, 2020.. Stockholm: Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund (SUHF)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Systemtänkande för förståelse av komplexitet och hållbarutveckling, en workshop om systemtänkande i högre undervisning
2020 (Swedish)In: NU 2020: Hållbart lärande, Stockholm: Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund (SUHF) , 2020Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Systemtänkande är en av de viktiga nyckelkompetenserna som utbildning för hållbar utveckling ska bidra till enligt UNESCO. Denna kompetens bidrar till förmågan att se hur de 17 hållbarhetsmålen hänger samman i ekonomiska, sociala och ekologiska dimensioner (Stafford-Smith 2017). Systemtänkande ger kompetens att analysera komplexiteten i de ständiga förändringar vår värld genomgår och hur olika faktorer påverka varandra till att ge utfall som inte kunnat förutses om faktorerna studerats varför sig (Wieck et al 2011). Systemtänkande finns i alla discipliner men dessa beskriver och analyserar komplexa system påolika sätt. Naturvetenskap och ingenjörsvetenskap använder ofta matematiska eller schematiska modeller; samhällsvetenskap och humaniora analyserar genom beskrivande redogörelser; tidiga systemekologer beskrev komplexa system med bilder och i humaniora kan vi hitta poesi för systemanalys.

För att blivande studenter ska bli attraktiva på arbetsmarknaden behöver de kunna tillämpa systemtänkande, vilket ger dem en större förmåga att möta utmaningar med en holistisk syn. I utbildning inom de flesta discipliner finns inslag av systemtänkande men studenterna har ofta svårt att ta till sig betydelsen av att förstå komplexa system och hur de ska användadet för problemlösning. Det kan vara svårt att “se skogen för bara trän”. För att öka kvaliteten i undervisningen behöver systemtänkandet synliggöras i kurserna t.ex. genom lärandemål i kursplanerna och med praktiska moment där man tillämparsystemtänkande vid problemlösning.

I workshopen vill vi undersöka vilka undervisningsmoment i olika discipliner som redan berör komplexa system och systemtänkande och vilka som skulle kunna. Arbetet delas i tre delar: Först en introducerande föreläsning. Därefter bjuds deltagarna in att ge exempel på undervisningsmoment som kan ingå i en kurs i en diskussion i mindre interdisciplinära grupper. Under den tredje delen av workshopen kommer vi diskutera på vilket sätt man kan genomföra undervisning för systemtänkande. Finns det finns gemensamma drag eller olikheter mellan de olika ämnen om hur man undervisar systemtänkande?

Stafford-Smith, M., Griggs, D., Gaffney, O., Ullah, F., Reyers, B., Kanie, N., Stigson, B., Shrivastava, P., Leach, M., &O’Connell, D. (2017). Integration: The key to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability Science, 12(6), 911–919. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-016-0383-3

Wiek, A., Withycombe, L., & Redman, C. L. (2011). Key competencies in sustainability: A reference framework for academicprogram development. Sustainability Science, 6(2), 203–218. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-011-0132-6

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sveriges universitets- och högskoleförbund (SUHF), 2020
Keywords
systemtänkande, hållbar utveckling, komplexa system
National Category
Natural Sciences Educational Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-43090 (URN)
Conference
NU2020 - Hållbart lärande, Huddinge, Oktober 7-9, 2020.
Available from: 2021-01-10 Created: 2021-01-10 Last updated: 2021-01-12Bibliographically approved
Kjellqvist, T., Rodela, R. & Lehtilä, K. (2019). Meeting the challenge of sustainable development: analysing the knowledge used to establish Swedish biosphere reserves. In: Maureen G Reed & Martin F. Price (Ed.), Unesco Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainablity and Society (pp. 102-113). London & New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Meeting the challenge of sustainable development: analysing the knowledge used to establish Swedish biosphere reserves
2019 (English)In: Unesco Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainablity and Society / [ed] Maureen G Reed & Martin F. Price, London & New York: Routledge, 2019, p. 102-113Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, the twenty-first century came with a new generation of biosphere reserves (BRs). Between 2005 and 2011 , five nomination forms for BRs were submitted to the Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme, hosted b the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for inclusion in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Interestingly, in all of these cases, actors at different leels mobbilized and collaborated to endorse the BR proposals. The inclusion of governmental and municipal autorities, civil society and in some cases the private sector, has provided an opportunity for inter-sectoral leaning on sustainable development. Two more nomination forms were submitted in 2018, both clearly showing that they had learned from previous nomination processes and from the actual implementation of the BRs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London & New York: Routledge, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39727 (URN)10.4324/9780429428746-8 (DOI)978-1-138-36932-0 (ISBN)978-1-138-36931-3 (ISBN)978-0-429-42874-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2022-11-03Bibliographically approved
Projects
Climate change mitigation capacity of the Baltic coastal seascape: identification of hotspot environments for coastal blue carbon sequestration and guidance for sustainable management of the Baltic coastal landscapes under global change (CLIM-SCAPE) [21-GP-0005_OS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Dahl, M., Asplund, M. E., Bergman, S., Björk, M., Braun, S., Löfgren, E., . . . Gullström, M. (2023). First assessment of seagrass carbon accumulation rates in Sweden: A field study from a fjord system at the Skagerrak coast. PLOS Climate, 2(1), Article ID e0000099. Krause-Jensen, D., Gundersen, H., Björk, M., Gullström, M., Dahl, M., Asplund, M. E., . . . Hancke, K. (2022). Nordic Blue Carbon Ecosystems: Status and Outlook. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, Article ID 847544.
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3751-625x

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