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SUBJECT: Climate CoLab Judging Results
Proposal: Transfer of agricultural technology and rural resilience
Thank you for participating in the 2015 Climate CoLab Rural Resilience contest, and for the time you spent in creating and revising your entry.
The Judges have strongly considered your proposal in this second round of evaluation, and have chosen to not advance it as a Finalist for this contest.
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2015 Climate CoLab Judges
This is an intellectually appealing proposal that goes to the heart of much development philosophy and action. It seems to lack specificity and currency in some respects because its focus lies on scholarly research into past cultural phenomena, a field known to relatively few. In revising the proposal for this round, the author has clarified the thought behind it without yet making evident the direction the research needs to take. A hopeful indication lies in the mention of 'traversal' technology transfer between Southern countries. This proposal would benefit from evidence of greater collaboration across cultures and regions. The modern era is marked by a clandestine but widespread recreation of Pangaia through the dissemination of many new species, ideas, and technologies. These are, however, being spread chaotically via commercial channels as often as not. Unveiling the characteristics of successful technology transfers would indeed be very helpful in supporting accelerated adaptation to climate change. Please consider how newer methods of communication may be affecting these processes, and where the barriers of the nation-state may be impeding it.
The proposal addresses an interesting and important issue in terms of the contribution that (bio-)technology transfer within agriculture can make to resilience and the factors that condition this.
As a research proposal it has a number of shortcomings with regard to a lack of detail about data sources and methods and costing. The proposal further does not provide any information about its findings would be communicated and transferred to policy-makings in order that they can inform policy and practice and thus have an impact.
Semi-Finalist - Advance
SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!
Congratulations! Your proposal, Transfer of agricultural technology and rural resilience in the Rural resilience contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.
You will be able to revise your proposal and add new collaborators if you wish, from July 1st until July 14, 2015 at 23:59pm Eastern Time.
Judges' feedback are posted under the "Evaluation" tab of your proposal. Please incorporate this feedback in your revisions, or your proposal may not be advanced to the Finalists round. We ask you to also summarize the changes that you made in the comment section of the Evaluation tab.
At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.
Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!
2015 Climate CoLab Judges
Jul 8, 2015
Unfortunately, I have so far not received any feedback from the judges. The main change so far has been to add a rough time line to the proposal.
Jul 8, 2015
Added related proposals, but was not able to add links to them.