Communication; Client: STEPS Centre; Project: Uncertainty from Below
To bridge the gap in the perceptions of those who theorize about climate change and uncertainty from ‘above’, those who experience it from ‘below’, as well as those in the ‘middle’ who act as intermediaries between the two. The project conceptualizes ‘above’ as the ‘experts’ who provide the ‘official’ accredited expertise. ‘Below’ is represented by local people and their largely ‘experiential’ knowledge rooted in everyday practices and the ‘middle’, who acts as the interface between the ‘above’ and the ‘below’, and of course, there are usually overlaps between the three. The project was funded by STEPS centre, Institute of Development studies, University of Sussex under the aegis of Economic and Social Research Council, UK.