Update on Research (March 19, 2012)
Following the discussions from the workshop in Yellowknife on November 24-25, 2011, the ReSDA research theme coordinators (Frances Abele, Brenda Parlee, David Natcher and Chris Southcott) reviewed the presentations and developed a draft research plan to guide the work of ReSDA for the next year. The emphasis has been on isolating those main areas that are required for a gap analysis. There are 13 areas that have been identified. This initial work should result in a fairly significant analysis of the state of affairs of resource development and northern communities. Researchers and partners may submit comments to help refine these research areas. The Steering Committee has agreed to prioritize this work for this year. Specific research subprojects, such as those mentioned in the research proposal will be the focus following the initial gap analysis.
This being said some projects may be time specific and may be required to start sooner. These will be considered by the Steering Committee on a case by case basis using the research subproject applications. For a project to be funded the Steering Committee must be convinced of an urgent need to start the project this year and that the benefits to ReSDA are evident.
It has been proposed that gap analysis literature reviews be commissioned to deal with the themes listed below. Papers should identify all of the major works in a specific area and describe the main lines of investigation and any debates. They should also highlight gaps in knowledge and propose directions for future research.
DUE: September 1, 2012
Other Research projects
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