Funded Projects

Project BuSK

Project Acronym BuSK
Project Title Building shared knowledge capital to support natural resource governance in the Northern periphery
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Peripheral livelihoods and land use depend heavily on natural resources but their management is often contested by various stakeholder interests. The challenge of reconciliation of various land-use modes is how to acknowledge, combine and make use of local, scientific and other expert knowledge. This project develops planning tools that make use of participatory techniques for decision making. 

Concretely, the development of participatory tools such as participatory GIS, is needed. Until now these tools have been developed for urban areas and utilized successfully. However, the challenges of the use the tools in rural areas are the following: how to reach various stakeholders in sparsely populated areas and how to make especially social and traditional knowledge spatially explicit. In addition, the challenge is how to apply information technology dependent participatory methods for remote regions.   

The project will work with stakeholders in such livelihoods as herding, tourism, recreation, forestry, mining and energy production. The focus is in local, as well as in indigenous, residents’ knowledge. 


The objective of the preparatory project is to develop a high quality main project application.

Lead Partner


Project Info

Environmental protection, climate change, pollution (soil, water, air), waste management
4 Natural and Cultural Heritage
4 Increased capacity for sustainable environmental management
Project duration
14-06-15 to 13-11-15
Total budget
39 433 EUR
NPA co-financing
25 631 EUR
Target groups
local public authority
General public
higher education and research
enterprise, including SME
Joint Secretariat Desk Officer
Ole Damsgaard