Work Package 3: Conflict Transformation

We understand conflicts as opportunities to surface and re-examine intersections of power and inequity towards potentially transformative ends. We appreciate the potential for co-created research to illuminate these opportunities but also recognize the potential for numerous unintended impacts on real world cases and communitiesAccordingly, this work package will seek to support case study teams in undertaking ethical efforts to assess and analyze marine conflicts in ways that center the priorities and agency of stakeholders, and in particular those communities most impacted by ocean sustainability disputes and tensionsWe will introduce a conceptual framework for Equitable Collaboration – which is Adaptive, Deliberative, Inclusive, Responsive, Trauma-Informed, and Truth-Seeking – while compiling practical tools case study teams may consider adapting and sharing with communities that are working to facilitate collaborative change in the face of resource-based marine conflict.  


Lead Partners

University of Virginia

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Massey University