This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled, ‘Co-Creating Transformative Knowledge and Action’ and highlights the links between co-creating knowledge, societal transformations and sustainability. In the field of climate change adaptation and sustainability, co-creating knowledge implies using complementary knowledge systems that promote transformation pathways.
In the case of complex and intractable policy problems, co-created policy solutions which are bottom-up are more likely to generate usable actions and outcomes (Coggan et al.). Therefore, co-creating knowledge in the fields of climate change, environment and development policy is key to achieving enduring outcomes. This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is an attempt to understand how co-creation approaches to knowledge building can be leveraged to pursue pathways to positive societal transformation. This issue's contents include an article on gender Vulnerabilities in Disaster-hit Sundarbans.