From economies of development to ecologies of survival

Aloha! You are on the home page of the IKE Green digital collaboration platform, a virtual space for building and sharing transdisciplinary knowledge vital for Hawaiʻi’s socioecological transformation. Put simply, socioecological transformation is about figuring out ends, ways, and means of mitigating multiple crises that endanger the very survival of humanity and seeking a path to harmonious realignment with the Earth’s ecosphere.

The global ecological crisis and the climate breakdown it is driving are the epitome of socioecological complexity and intractability. Tackling these existential risks and accompanying wicked problems with the expectation of optimal outcomes requires collective intelligence and a capacity for intersectoral collaboration predicated on modes of investigation, governance, decision-making, knowledge building, and training that are decidedly different from Hawaiʻi’s current science-policy and science-society practices.

The IKE Green Initiative aspires to serve as a transdisciplinary R&D vehicle equipped with its own cognitive strategy, investigative methodology, and delivery mechanisms designed to diagnose knowledge deficiencies, uncover critical policy blind spots, identify suboptimal discursive practices, and facilitate production and rapid intermediation of actionable knowledge vital for Hawaiʻi’s progression to sustainability.

IKE, in the name of our knowledge venture, stands for innovative knowledge environment while also echoing the semantics of the Hawaiian word for knowledge, ‘ike, in recognition of the integrative, holistic, dynamic, and intergenerational nature of indigenous knowledge.

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