This forerunner to this project was called CMiiST and was funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of their International Development in the Research Networking Scheme.
Its aim was to encourage research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can play in debates about international development and/or to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The main CMiiST networking workshop took place over 5 days in April 2017 in Nairobi Kenya. It brought together UK and East African experts in creative methods along with transports experts and professionals to share knowledge and explore the potential of using CMs to help meet the SDGs related to transport issues
The potential uses of CMs including:
- Problem Identification
- Solution Finding – inc. Bottom-up Co-design
- Communication & Stakeholder Engagement
- Evaluation – are policies & programmes delivering
- Resource Bank – to monitor against
- Impact on Policy & Decision Making
I-CMiiST follows on from the workshop putting into practice some of the creatives methods that were discussed to help identify solutions to transport issues in Kampala and Nairobi. Read more about the project here.
The grant was also supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through funds administered by the Stockholm Environment Institute.