The University of Nottingham is committed to addressing global challenges facing society, the economy and the environment through collaborative research that brings together academics and partners from across subject areas and geographical contexts. Nottingham is a leader in responsible management education and practice through the work of the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility where PIs Muthuri, Kelemen and Bianchi are affiliated. The SustASM project draws upon our University’s core research strengths to deliver solutions to sustainability challenges in the artisanal mining in Africa and globally.
Taita Taveta University (TTU) is a leading centre for excellence in mining engineering and mining-related disciplines in Kenya. TTU has long-standing contacts and relationships with a number of key mining stakeholders who are engaged in the SustASM project in different capacities. The outputs of the projects will contribute towards redesigning the teaching and mining engineering education to integrate sustainability in its core curriculum.
New Vic Borderlines is the outreach arm of the award winning New Vic Theatre (UK), which has received many national awards including two Global Ethics Awards, a prestigious Clarion Award and a national British Crime Concern Award. The New Vic Borderlines co-designs bottom up sustainable solutions and interventions to local and global problems by working in partnership with marginalised communities, statutory organisations, businesses and policy makers.
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. As part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment, the fund promotes challenge-led disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in three challenge areas: Equitable access to sustainable development, Sustainable economies and societies, and Human rights, good governance and social justice.