Papers & Reports

Action research doesn’t only deliver sustainable projects, it also generates important knowledge for future projects. Check below our publications and reports.

 

Scientific Publications

PAR for Sustainable Tourism

Goebel, K., Camargo-Borges, C. and Eelderink, M. (2019). Exploring participatory action research as a driver for sustainable tourism. International Journal of Tourism Research. DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2346.

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PAR for marine ecosystem, Saba

Eelderink, M., J. M. Vervoort and F. Van Laerhoven. 2020. Using participatory action research to operationalize critical systems thinking in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 25 (1):16.

Ecological Sanitation, Bolivia

Eelderink, M., Vervoort, J., Snel, D., De Castro, F. (2016). Harnessing the plurality of actor frames in social-ecological systems: the case of ecological sanitation in Bolivia. Development in Practice (to be published).

PAR for children’s health, Guatemala

Eelderink, M. & Verster, J. (2010). Development of a community-specific health promotion plan to improve children’s health in rural Guatemala. International Journal of Disability and Human Development. 9(1):35-46.

Challenge Reports

WOMEN EMPOWERMENT CHALLENGE

Livaha, P.K, Jeucken, L. and Eelderink, M. (2017). Report Women Empowerment Challenge, Kisii, Kenya.

MATERNAL HEALTH CHALLENGE

Bosveld, L. (2017). Barriers community members face in accessing
prenatal care services in Salvador, Brazil. A qualitative study carried out in São Marcos (Baixa Fria) neighbourhood. Master thesis, VU Amsterdam.

EDUCATION & TALENT CHALLENGE

Van Heijningen, G.A. (2016). The value of education: Perceptions of parents and teachers on school achievement and impeding factors in a Nairobi slum. Master thesis, VU Amsterdam.

HEALTHY COOKING CHALLENGE

Eelderink, M. (2015). Let THEM create impact. Insights from the Healthy Cooking Challenge and tips. Blog published on the 7Senses Foundation website.(another article by Van Rijn, V. et al to be published soon

FAMILY PLANNING CHALLENGE

Paul, M. (2015). The other side of the story: providers’ perspective on the barriers of using family planning of woman of reproductive age in Kampala, Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

NUTRITION CHALLENGE

Snijder, A. (2015). Vegetables are not for kids: parents perspectives on healthy nutrition for their children. A qualitative study carried out in Kampala, Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam..

NUTRITION CHALLENGE

Kruitbosch, T. (2015). Influence of parental education on malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala,
Uganda. Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

NUTRITION CHALLENGE

Dral, A. (2015). Association between maternal-related factors
and malnutrition in infants and children aged under-five in Kampala.
Bachelor’s thesis, VU University, Amsterdam.

STREET ANGELS CHALLENGE

Polet, J., Sentamu, D., Lubega, A., Vennik, N. (2014). Building a bridge through arts Tackling neglect of slumdwellers by creating linkages with people from other backgrounds Kampala, Uganda, the project plan.

Street Angels Challenge

Polet, J., Sentamu, D., Lubega, A., Vennik, N. (2014). Building a bridge through arts. Tackling neglect of slumdwellers by creating linkages with people from other backgrounds in Kampala, Uganda. Final report.

Twekembe Water Challenge

Van de Geest, K., Brown, S., Kastein, S. and Sekimpi, H. (2014). Twekembe water project: understanding motivations to keep water sources clean. Download here the final report of the Twekembe Water Challenge.

PAR Reports of SEVEN SENSES PPP students

THE INCLUSIVE CITY

Arendsen, K. (2019). The inclusive city. Towards a better inclusion of undocumented migrants in Amsterdam society.

ELDERLY’S JOYFUL LIFE

Berest, R. and Ertmer, F. (2018). Rapport actieonderzoek bij ouderen in Vleuten.

THE SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY CENTER

Ertl, J. (2019). The socially inclusive community center. Report of the process and the results

Gelukkig en Gezond Den Haag

Vlegel, W. (2020). Participatief Actieonderzoek Gelukkig en Gezond Moerwijk. PAR report.

Other Reports

PAR FOR MARINE ECOSYSTEM, SABA

Eelderink, M. (2016). Saving sharks… through a fishermen’s agreement. PAR conducted for Dutch Council of State & Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance for the Save our Sharks project. Final report.

PAO VOOR ZWERFHONDEN-PROBLEMATIEK

Eelderink, M. (2020). Zwerfhondenproblematiek Curaçao. Resultaten vooronderzoek 2019. Vooronderzoek naar mogelijkheden inzet PAO voor zwerfhondenproblematiek Curaçao

THE SEED FOR ACTION

Smeenk, T. (2019). The seed for action. On the barriers to and enablers of funding participatory action research. Bachelor’s thesis, Utrecht University.