News for: Social Innovation And Policy

Guidance Matters – Green Guidance Counselling: Working with Nature in Mind

A recent issue of Guidance Matters the newsletter from the National Centre for Guidance in Education has featured research from the Whitaker Institute’s NEAR Health Project. The article, by John O’Donohoe, supports Green Guidance and encourages guidance counsellors to utilise nature for their clients wellbeing as well as encouraging green, sustainable and environmentally conscious careers…. | Read on »

Call for Papers – Macromarketing 2021 Global Conference Tracks

Conference Chairs: Ben Wooliscroft ben.wooliscroft@aut.ac.nz (Auckland, New Zealand), Anthony Samuel SamuelA3@cardiff.ac.uk (Cardiff, Wales), Francisco Conejo FRANCISCO.CONEJO@ucdenver.edu (Denver, USA), Alexandra Ganglmair-Wooliscroft a.ganglmair@massey.ac.nz (Auckland, New Zealand). We live in challenging times. Covid 19 has severely impacted on international travel, challenged supply chains and market systems. Those market systems have adapted, by and large, and so have we,… | Read on »

Multi-Actor Stakeholder Priorities for Oceans and Human Health in Europe

Oceans and Human Health (OHH) is an emerging meta-discipline exploring the complex and inextricable links between the health of the ocean and that of humans. This linkage between ocean health and public health emphasises an urgent need for interdisciplinary cooperation between researchers and decision-makers. A participatory and inclusive approach was advocated and adopted by the… | Read on »

Citizen Priorities for Oceans and Human Health

The ocean is under increasing pressure from climate change, biodiversity loss, further degradation through human impacts, and other global changes, resulting in unpredictable, uneven and uncertain outcomes for society including varied risks for human health. In response, the EU Horizon 2020 project SOPHIE (Seas and Oceans for Public Health in Europe) asked European citizens: How do… | Read on »

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Protocols for Stakeholder Engagement

According to the United Nations DESA and ITAR groups, the “multi-stakeholder nature of the 2030 Agenda demands an enabling environment for participation by all, as well as new ways of working in partnerships to mobilize and share knowledge”. Stakeholders, including citizens, and their engagement have never been more important in an increasingly interconnected world, facing… | Read on »

Evaluate Development! Develop Evaluation!

Evaluating behavioural change initiatives or interventions is normally done through outcome evaluations. Outcome evaluations measure participant numbers, demographics and reported changes in behaviour, knowledge, beliefs, values or awareness. They also look at finding and funding solutions at an individual level, such as one single community group or priority groups in a specific location. Agenda 2030… | Read on »

New Report – Connecting with Nature for Health and Wellbeing

A new report has been published as part of the Nature and Environment to Attain and Restore Health (NEAR Health) project. The EPA and HSE funded project worked to investigate how nature and the environment can help society to attain and restore health. The NEAR Health project team combined environmental, health, social innovation and medical… | Read on »

RTÉ Eco Eye – The Living Beach

Whitaker Institute member Dr Easkey Britton, of the Applied Systems Thinking cluster, was featured on RTÉ’s Eco Eye in an episode called The Living Beach. The episode examined the future of Ireland’s beaches and asked if our essential coastal ecosystems can be saved, given the many impacts from human activity and sea level rise due to the… | Read on »