Co-Designing Citizen Social Science for Collective Action

As CoAct, we propose a radically new approach to tackle social global concerns related to mental health care, youth employment, environmental justice and gender equality by engaging citizens acting as co-researchers.

Decentralising Science – Locally driven validation protocols in MboaLab Cameroon

by Nadine Mowoh, MboaLab Cameroon Scientific methods are repeatable by definition and validated for accuracy, specificity, reproducibility and robustness – meaning the same steps must be followed to predict future results. They also follow a systematic and/or standardised methodology based on evidence. In the context of local protocols, such as traditional rituals, used by local communities or by …

Diversifying the ownership of science – lessons from our 3rd community hangout

Kersti Ruth Wissenbach, June 2022 On May 19, 2022, GIG hosted the first out of five hangouts addressing pressing issues to enable inclusive, bottom-up Citizen Social Science practices in the most diverse contexts. The topics have been identified throughout a series of conversation formats with makers, citizen [social] scientists and activists from around the world. As we …

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