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Gerid Hager is a research scholar with the Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM). She develops participatory approaches to science and understanding systems, currently working on several H2020 citizen science projects and playing serious games with policy makers. She is experienced in participatory systems modeling with different stakeholder groups and has carried out research on systems thinking and learning, focusing on how tools and methods facilitate understanding about systems. She joined IIASA in June 2016, to lead the Systems Thinking for Transformation project (Systrans). Systrans aimed at fostering systems understanding through participatory and educational practice and making it accessible to a wider, non-scientific audience. The Systrans project has led to the development of "The World's Future - A Sustainable Development Goals Game" - a simulation game about the interconnected nature of the human-earth system, which has been played with different audiences at the OECD, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European External Action Services, the European Forum Alpbach, the University Koblenz-Landau and many others. Besides playing TWF with policy makers and students across Europe, she works on citizen science in the GROW Observatory project, the EU-citizen.science project and the WeObserve project. In the field of citizen science, she is particularly interested in how to meaningfully engage citizens in research and how the act of doing research promotes learning and empowerment.
Ms. Hager holds a master’s degree in System Dynamics and a MASc in Business Administration from the University of Bergen (Norway), the New University of Lisbon (Portugal) and Radboud University in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and a magister degree (univ.) in Art and Textile Design Education from the Art University in Linz. Before joining IIASA, Ms. Hager was Head of Education at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, a public center placed at the interface of Art, Science, Technology and Society. She worked as a lecturer in teacher training at the Art University Linz and as a high-school teacher.
Last update: 06-AUG-2019
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Moorthy I, Fritz S, See L, Wehn U, Hemment D, Pau JM, Tsertou A, Vohland K, et al. (2018). WeObserve: An Ecosystem of Citizen Observatories for Environmental Monitoring. In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, 9-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria.
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