Growing uncertainty over the cause and impact of hazards, especially under conditions of climate change, require new approaches for enabling reflexive and therefore adaptive governance. This study explores the role of scenario evaluation gaming in enabling reflexive forms of decision making in both centralised and decentralised governance arrangements around mangrove forest use and conservation in Suriname. Both explorative research and scenario evaluation games will be used to determine the degree reflexivity can be institutionalised in these settings. The results will generate new knowledge on the ways in which state and non-state actors can contribute to solutions for enhancing coastal resilience.
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.