Exploring the use of digital tools for gender, agriculture, and climate change research
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This webinar focuses on experiences and research outcomes through the use of a digital ethnographic tool, Sensemaker. The focus will also be on how digital tools can be used for gender, agriculture, and climate change research.
Digital innovations and interventions are said to hold promise to revolutionize agri-food systems, enhancing adaptation to and mitigation of climate challenges. However, there are also concerns that digital innovations can increase divides and disparities, particularly in relation to gender.
The project, titled "Doing Science with society (DSWS)", carried out under the CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform, aimed to answer the question, "How do we approach doing science about one of our most important and complex systems, the climate, paying attention to how deeply contextual societal norms and biases influence program design and interventions?"
This session will present the team's experiences and research outcomes through the use of a digital ethnographic tool, Sensemaker. It will provide evidence on how digital tools can be used to analyze intersectional gender inequalities in relation to climate vulnerabilities and resilience as well as biases amongst key institutional actors. The webinar will also discuss some of the limitations of implementing a technology-driven method in ethnographic research and explore some of its implications.
• Introduction to the Doing Science with Society project
• Introduction to SenseMaker and key research findings
• Experiences in the design of the SenseMaker Signification Framework and the use of a digital tool to do ethnographic research
• Experience of using SenseMaker
• Questions and closing remarks