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dc.creatorCohen, P.J.
dc.creatorLawless, S.
dc.creatorDyer, M.
dc.creatorMorgan, M.
dc.creatorSaeni, E.
dc.creatorTeioli, H.
dc.creatorKantor, P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-01T08:33:32Z
dc.date.available2018-08-01T08:33:32Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier4034_2016_Cohen_Understanding.pdf
dc.identifier.citationAmbio, 45(Suppl 3): 309-321 [open access]
dc.identifier.issn0044-7447
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/256
dc.description.abstractDevelopment policy increasingly focuses on building capacities to respond to change (adaptation), and to drive change (innovation). Few studies, however, focus specifically on the social and gender differentiation of capacities to adapt and innovate. We address this gap using a qualitative study in three communities in Solomon Islands; a developing country, where rural livelihoods and well-being are tightly tied to agriculture and fisheries. We find the five dimensions of capacity to adapt and to innovate (i.e. assets, flexibility, learning, social organisation, agency) to be mutually dependant. For example, limits to education, physical mobility and agency meant that women and youth, particularly, felt it was difficult to establish relations with external agencies to access technical support or new information important for innovating or adapting. Willingness to bear risk and to challenge social norms hindered both women's and men's capacity to innovate, albeit to differing degrees. Our findings are of value to those aspiring for equitable improvements to well-being within dynamic and diverse social-ecological systems.
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dc.publisherRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences
dc.sourceAMBIO
dc.titleUnderstanding adaptive capacity and capacity to innovate in social-ecological systems: Applying a gender lens
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCohen, P.J. et al. (2016). Understanding adaptive capacity and capacity to innovate in social-ecological systems: Applying a gender lens. Ambio, 45(Suppl 3): 309-321
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.funderAustralian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
cg.coverage.countrySolomon Islands
cg.coverage.regionOceania
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesGender
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesResilient Small-Scale Fisheries
cg.identifier.worldfish4034
cg.subject.agrovocagriculture
cg.subject.agrovocdevelopment
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovocgender
cg.subject.agrovocresilience
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.contributor.affiliationAustralian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef StudiesJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
cg.contributor.affiliationDeakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia
cg.contributor.affiliationSchool of AnthropologyJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement CenterTexcocoMéxico
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorCohen, P.J.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorMorgan, M.
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorKantor, P.
cg.description.themeGender
cg.creator.idPhilippa Cohen: 0000-0002-9987-1943


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