Allred, Shorna B. : Small Grant, 2014-2015

Recipients: 

Shorna B. Allred (Natural Resources) 

College: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: 
Natural Resources
Project Title: 
University of Malaysia at Sarawak Partnership for Indigenized Development and Climate Change
Project Abstract: 
This project will bring together leaders from the Heart of Borneo, Cornell University (Global Citizenship and Sustainability Program), and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) (Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovation—ISITI) to collaboratively investigate and address the adverse effects of climate change and protect Borneo’s natural environment while building the resilience of the local communities. This collaboration will also provide opportunities for community-based engaged learning for students at both universities whereby they work with communities in Malaysian Borneo to investigate local problems relating to climate change and propose solutions that foster community resilience and sustainable development while recognizing the aspirations and priorities of the community members.