CECAN (Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus of Energy, Food and Water)
The CECAN project (duration: 2016-2019) develops and enhances methods for the evaluation of policies in complex settings across the nexus of energy, environment, & food, where complexity presents a challenge to policy interventions. The project pilots these methods on a range of evaluation projects; organises educational programmes for practitioners, academics and policymakers; and publishes guides and toolkits for evaluators, those commissioning evaluations, and policy audiences.
Our Research Unit is international partner for the methodological part of CECAN (simulating for policy, connecting technological and social innovation in co-design with policy stakeholders). Furthermore, our unit works on connecting CECAN to similar international research initiatives looking at opportunities for continuing the project after the end oft he first funding period.
|Coordination of the project||University of Surrey, UK|
|Sponsor||UK Government (ESRC, NERC, DEFRA, BEIS, FSA and EA)|
|JGU project||Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler|
|Researcher||Dr. Martin Neumann|
New Project Funded:
Following a successful bidding by Nigel Gilbert, Alex Penn and Petra Ahrweiler, the ESRC has granted funding for a new, CECAN-related research project entitled 'New approaches to Participatory Steering and Evaluation of Complex Adaptive Systems'. The upcoming funding will serve the development of an international network. The main activity will be to organize a highly interactive workshop for international participants that will take place nearby the University of Surrey in February 2019.
CECAN project meeting 2018:
Next CECAN project meeting: 27.- 28. April 2018 in Cranfield University, UK.
New scientific staff member in CECAN (March 2018):
On 1st March 2018, Dr. Martin Neumann will join our CECAN team.
New publication in Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (January 2018):
Gilbert, N., Ahrweiler, P., Barbrook-Johnson, P., Narasimhan, K. and Wilkinson, H. (2018): Computational Modelling of Public Policy: Reflections on Practice. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation JASSS 21 (1) 14. DOI: 10.18564/jasss.3669