BUILDING NARRATVES OF SUSTAINBILITY
CYCLES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
BACKGROUND & RATIONALE
CYCLES for Sustainability (Children and Youth in Cities, a Lifestyles Evaluation Study) is led by CUSP, an ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. It focuses on issues faced by young people around various challenges of sustainability and survival, along with their aspirational needs. International research partners include –Instituto Akatu, Brazil, The National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, The University of Canterbury, New Zealand,The Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, South Africa, The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
CYCLES for Sustainability examines how cities currently support young people to live sustainably and hears directly from young people themselves, through focus groups, surveys, and multi-media reporting. In 2018-19, 60 students engaged in FGD’s in 2018-19. A photo exhibition was organised in London that showcased the photographs clicked by the youth from Jagdamba Camp. This exhibition had photographs showcased from seven other countries. 300 participants belonging to different age groups and from different income levels, participated in the survey conducted in year 2 of the project in 2019-2020.
Focus Group Discussions
We are always looking for young and enthusiastic minds that can help us create the change along with being the change. Whatever your passion, we always have opportunities for you along with endless cups of Chai!
SOME OF OUR
“The group discussions provided me a space and helped me gain the confidence needed to be able to put my voice out there.”
” I believe that the safe space provided to discuss my dreams and long term plans while being aware that this was part of a global program made me feel very good”
“I enjoyed meeting so many people my age and engaging with them about shared and different views.”