Project - Building shared knowledge capital to support natural resource governance in the Northern periphery


Description (EN): Peripheral livelihoods and land use depend heavily on natural resources but their management is often contested by various stakeholder interests. The challenge of reconciliation of various land-use modes is how to acknowledge, combine and make use of local, scientific and other expert knowledge. This project develops planning tools that make use of participatory techniques for decision making. Concretely, the development of participatory tools such as participatory GIS, is needed. Until now these tools have been developed for urban areas and utilized successfully. However, the challenges of the use the tools in rural areas are the following: how to reach various stakeholders in sparsely populated areas and how to make especially social and traditional knowledge spatially explicit. In addition, the challenge is how to apply information technology dependent participatory methods for remote regions. The project will work with stakeholders in such livelihoods as herding, tourism, recreation, forestry, mining and energy production. The focus is in local, as well as in indigenous, residents’ knowledge.
Expected Results (EN): Awareness and attitudes among health professionals towards the use of eHealth technologies

Thematic Information

Thematics: Governance, partnership  Rural and peripheral development  
Specific Objective: Increased capacity of remote and sparsely populated communities for sustainable environmental management
Thematic Objective: (6) preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency by:
Investment Priority: (6c) conserving, protecting, promoting and developing natural and cultural heritage

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Building shared knowledge capital to support natural resource governance in the Northern periphery
Project acronym: BuSK_Preparatory

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2018-12-27


Project start date: 2015-06-15
Project end date: 2015-11-14
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 39.433,11
European Union funding: EUR 25.631,52

Project documents

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): Natural Resources Institute Finland
Lead Partner: Natural Resources Institute Finland
Department: Rovaniemi Research Unit
Address: Eteläranta , PL 16,, Rovaniemi, Finland
Legal status: public

Department: Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning
Address: P.O. Box 6050 Langnes, Tromsø, Norway
Legal status: public
Department: Faculty of Social Sciences
Address: Yliopistonkatu 8, Postbox 122,, Rovaniemi, Finland
Legal status: public
Department: Department of Geography and Tourism studies, and The University of Iceland's Research Centre in Hornafj?r?ur
Address: Askja, Sturlugata, Reykjavik, Iceland
Legal status: public
Department: Whitaker Institute, Dept of Geography, School of Geography & Archaeology
Address: University Road, Galway, Ireland
Legal status: public
Department: Department of Forest Resource Management
Address: Skogsmarksgränd, Umeå, Sweden
Legal status: public

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