Intersectoral Proposal Development

The CC-IFS3 program was developed through 3 intersectoral activities, funded by the proposal development grant and leveraged funds:

1) Systematic reviews & synthesis research: We conducted 5 systematic, realist, and scoping reviews to examine the underlying global context for health-related climate change interventions and policies related to Indigenous food systems (click here to see methods). We also conducted meta-syntheses focused on our 3 partner regions using databases developed through our previous research (i.e. >4,000 respondents to longitudinal open cohort questionnaires, >500 interviews, and >240 focus groups), to characterize the role of gender, social inequities, adaptation, and Indigenous Knowledge at the climate-health-food nexus (click here to see methods and data sources).

2) Knowledge-user needs assessments: To develop a research program that responds to challenges and opportunities at the climate-food-health nexus, we conducted intersectoral needs assessments in each region via 6 workshops, 43 semi-structured interviews, 8 focus groups, and intersectoral discussions with governments, policy makers, public and private practitioners, and Indigenous community leaders (n=192 individuals). To solicit feedback from academics and practitioners, we chaired panel discussions at the Adaptation Futures (n=3) and Adaptation Canada (n=2) conferences, and organized 2 international workshops for faculty and students on community-based monitoring (n>25 people) and adaptation evaluation (n>20 people).

3) Synthesis and Proposal Development: We combined results from activities 1&2 to identify grand challenges and set an international research agenda to respond to climate change impacts on food-related Indigenous health outcomes. All team members met to discuss and rank priorities for research and knowledge translation, leading to the finalization of the research program proposal.

Regional Reports on Proposal Development: