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Ongoing project

Social-ecological relations and gender equality (SEQUAL)

Dynamics and processes for transformational change across scales.

Project period March 2018 - Februar 2022
Project nr. 10313
Project leader Michelle Dyer

The SEQUAL research project addresses the gender dimension in climate behavior and decision-making. Focusing on the sector of natural resource management we investigate gender differences in participation and leadership in climate related processes - everyday practices, decision-making and adaptation strategies - at all levels in society.

We extend the frontiers of research in this field to a focus on why gender differences occur, how they are produced and reproduced and their social location (where). We conduct top-down discourse analysis of policy on climate change and gender equality in natural resource management across three countries, Norway, Sweden and Spain. We ground truth our policy analysis through qualitative case studies across national borders in reindeer herding in the Arctic, community farming in the Pyrenees and dry forest communities in Burkina Faso. We then focus on interactions between levels through comparative analysis across case studies and policy.

The overall vision of the SEQUAL research project is understanding connections and flows of power to dig deep into processes of climate change and gender relations, and address these issues as social, ecological and political processes across borders and across scales. Our research is framed conceptually as investigations of discourse (politics and power), and processes (the dynamics and effects of flows of power) between and across scales, operating in socialecological systems.


ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Mari Teigen Research professor, Director CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality Dr. polit. +47 482 07 137
Michelle Dyer
Grace Wong
Andrea Downing
Amanda Jiménez Aceituno
Odirilwe Selomane
Maria Brockhaus
Aase Kristine Lundberg
Helga Eggebø
Camilla Risvoll
Bjørn Vidar Vangelsten
Sandra Ezquerra
Marta G. Rivera-Ferre
Frederica Ravera
Irene Iniesta-Arandia
Feliu López-I-Gelats
Rosa Binimelis
Elisa Oteros
G. Dean
Tags: Gender Equality
Published Feb. 19, 2020 8:59 AM - Last modified Feb. 19, 2020 9:57 AM