Kathleen Galvin held an international workshop January 28-31, 2015 on Dryland Collaborative Institutions and Innovative Transformations to Sustainability.
A group of academics, scholars, managers and practitioners of dryland collaboratives from Mongolia, Kenya and the US met to ‘discover, dream, design and deliver’ research for a Knowledge Network to address natural resource problems in rangelands. Collaboratives/conservancies constitute a new kind of problem-solving organization for sustainable drylands. Recurring droughts and other extreme climate events, global commodity markets, energy development, and land tenure are driving the development of these innovative organizations. The workshop goal was to develop research and outreach that enhance collaboratives to be resilient under change.