All articles for the topic: participatory approaches

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ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change

This article summarises the ASFCC programme that has developed and integrated social forestry approaches into the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies of ASEAN and the member states.

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“How-to” Guide: Co-exploring Terminologies

This brief explains how to conduct a terminology co-exploration exercise for climate change adaptation decision-making.

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Foresight for policy & decision-makers

This report explores the potential role of foresight in integrating DRR and CCA through an analysis of 20 of the most common foresight methods.

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Learning Labs in Windhoek (video)

This video outlines how the Learning Labs approach brings stakeholders together to tackle climate change adaptation issues emerging in urban Africa. 

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Discourse analysis as a method for understanding urban governance

This briefing note is an introduction into the definition and method of discourse analysis and outlines its application within the FRACTAL focal cities.

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Partners in Science: Tearing down the ivory tower

Community-based participatory research has been gaining traction for the past two decades. Nature talked to three research groups that have built successful co-produced projects with this approach.

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Co-producing climate knowledge

'Co-production’ of climate knowledge is far from easy to achieve in practice. This article looks at what we mean by 'co-production', the challenges involved, and how we can move forward.

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Spotlight on Transformative Scenario Planning

This Spotlight highlights the successes and challenges of a series of Transformative Scenario Planning workshops held by ASSAR in five countries.

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AdaptaClima: CCA Knowledge for Brazil

The AdaptaClima platform makes available various materials on adaptation to climate change, including studies, tools and methods, that are specific to Brazil. 

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Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Women and Flood Resilience in Central Vietnam

ResilNam aims at strengthening the role of women in DRM and CCA through ecosystem-based adaptation, namely the restoration and sustainable management of mangroves and urban water bodies.

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Designing Knowledge Coproduction for Climate and Development

This paper explores the ways climate and development researchers are using knowledge co-production approaches and the extent to which the approaches are reaching their potential.

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Role of Social Networks in Resilience: Rural Thailand

The subproject studies migration networks by carrying out a social network analysis. The aim is to understand the influence of network properties on the ability to respond to climatic risks.

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The role of foresight

Using foresight to reduce climate vulnerability

Foresight can be a valuable tool in both climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, as well a useful method to integrate the two approaches.

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Cover Photo: Sahel Eco, June 2016. Farmers in Dianweli village, Konna Commune, plant millet using the zaï technique, which involves constructing pits to capture water and condense compost.

Decentralized Governance and Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study on Mali

This study explored ways in which Mali’s 25-year old decentralized governance system empowers local government to help communities adapt to the changing climate.

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Youth Association for Development (YAD)

The Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a civil society initiative based in Loralai, Baluchistan and whose roots lie with a core of volunteers in different districts of Baluchistan.

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Adaptation Learning Programme

The Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa increases the capacity of vulnerable households in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to increasing and uncertain climate change and climate variability.

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Barriers in municipal climate change adaptation

This study aimed to investigate barriers to successful local climate change adaptation due to lack of support from decision makers in organisations other than the municipality in question.

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Agua Sustentable

Agua Sustentable ("Sustainable Water") is a non-profit NGO that aims to contribute to sustainable water and environmental management at the national and international levels. Agua Sustentable focus

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Key insights from ecosystem- and community-based adaptation practice

Climate adaptation planning requires an integrated approach that can address different local needs, priorities and knowledges while being contextualised to wider landscapes or ecosystems and scales.

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Children of the Sao Felix community in the Brazilian Amazon. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). www.cifor.org

Conservation Organizations Need to Consider Adaptive Capacity

This article discusses why adaptive capacity assessment represents a critical tool supporting conservation planning and management. It also evaluates key factors guiding conservation NGOs.

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A farmer in Kenya using the P2P service WeFarm. Credit: Camilla Gordon and Kenny Ewan.

Utilising Crowdsourced Knowledge to Enhance Resilience

WeFarm's free SMS service enables farmers to receive locally relevant, crowdsourced information from other farmers without having to leave their farm or invest any money.

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Cover image: Mariam Chaibou of Maigochi village in Niger with the two of the four goats she has received through ALP’s small ruminants scheme.

Adaptation Planning with Communities

This brief describes ALP’s community adaptation action planning (CAAP) process, which has proven to be a key approach for building motivation and capacity for action on CBA among communities

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Participatory 3-Dimensional Modelling

Participatory 3D modelling (P3DM) is a participatory mapping method integrating indigenous spatial knowledge with elevation data to produce stand-alone, scaled, and geo-referenced 3D models.

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M&E Toolkit: PVMSC for facilitators

PVMSC provides a participatory approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning that amplifies the voices of participants and helps organisations to better understand and improve their programmes

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