Communities of Practice: Women in Environmental Sciences (WiES) and Connectivity and Inclusivity (C&I) In Higher Education

Project Details


The Women in Environmental Sciences (WiES) network brings together professionals from various disciplines whose work touches upon environmental sustainability and ecology. The network actively encourages women of any academic background to connect, share their work and change the world.

From 2022, the project on Connectivity and Inclusivity In Higher Education - a solutions' based approach was built based on the legacy of WiES. The overall aim of the project was to explore the application of ecological connectivity in nature to improving institutional connectivity among human in HEIs and other organisations.
Short titleWiES_ C&I
Effective start/end date1/06/18 → …

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • women
  • environmental science
  • ecology
  • conservation
  • environment
  • sustainability
  • EDI

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute
  • Policy@Manchester
  • Sustainable Futures


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