All articles for the topic: Social learning

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Serious Climate Games: An Introduction

Climate games provide a way to facilitate learning in an interesting, engaging and memorable way. This article provides a brief outline of different climate games and resources available.  

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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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Experiential learning workshop

In January, a group of ASSAR’s research-into-use (RiU) coordinators and regional stakeholders spent a few days at the University of Cape Town to attend a three-day experiential learning workshop.
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Understanding Community Disaster Resilience

This animation visualises and explains the key components of the emBRACE project framework, and illustrates its potential utility as a tool to better understand CDR processes in communities.

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emBRACE: Social Learning and Resilience Building

This report explores how the challenges faced by communities at risk from environmental hazards might be tackled via the application of social learning practices.

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Social learning and climate change adaptation: evidence for international development practice

This article draws lessons from international practice on the use of social learning interventions for adaptation.

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The split ladder of participation: A diagnostic, strategic, and evaluation tool to assess when participation is necessary

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The mainstream literature sees participation as critical to deepening democracy and solving complex environmental issues. An explosion of literature on public participation has...

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Social Learning for Adaptation

Introduction

This handbook presents the experience of a participatory social learning process that evolved to support individual and community level adaptation to the myriad of stressors...

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Catalysing adaptive capacity for development and climate change

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There is convergence between current theory and practice in global environmental change research and development communities on the importance of approaches that aim to ‘engage and...

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Annual International Conference 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society with IBG in London

This presentation, which is part of the EcoADAPT project, emphasises the importance of working at the science-society interface for adaptation to climate change.

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A framework for facilitating dialogue between policy planners and local climate change adaptation professionals

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The dominant approach to mainstreaming climate adaptation into sectoral policies relies on an ‘upscaling’ model in which it is envisaged to extract lessons from local change processes to...

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Stakeholder engagement

The process of stakeholder engagement and creating dialogue aims to generate a concrete understanding that empowers, builds capacity and facilitates different modes of learning.

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EcoAdapt

EcoAdapt - Ecosystem‐based strategies and innovations in water governance networks in Latin American landscapes 

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Adaptacion y Agua para el Desarrollo Local

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Este artículo relata el proceso de planificación y ejecución de un Seminario denominado “Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Agua para el Desarrollo Local” que se realizó con los actores...

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Emerald Network Ltd

Working through an international network with core values of collaboration and inquiry, Emerald Network is a leading-edge niche consultancy specialising in social and institutional learning for cli

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NCAP Methodologies

The NCAP projects used a variety of different methodologies to explore vulnerability and adaptation, from hydrological modelling to social learning and participatory planning. This page collects...

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University of Foggia

The University of Foggia was established in 1999, formerly an offshoot of the University of Bari in the early 1990's.

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What is Social Learning?

'Social' learning is thought to occur through the sharing of knowledge between individuals, groups and organisations in society through interactions, particularly in novel environments and...

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Power and Participation

Power and Participation

In thinking about how stakeholders are engaged in processes that aim to enhance adaptive capacity and promote social learning I could not let go of the significance of...

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Participation Methods

How is it done?

There is a general suite of methodologies and tools that can be combined and applied in a situation specific manner with some being more participatory than others.

One way...

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Learning and Power

In thinking about how stakeholders are engaged in processes that aim to enhance adaptive capacity and promote social learning I could not let go of the significance of power and how it can act...

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Social Learning in Organisations

 Goold (2006) describes barriers to learning in organisations as energy to be freed up rather than an obstacle to be overcome. In her paper she identifies a number of barriers to learning that...

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Planning Stakeholder Engagement

Planning the Engagement

(see also Participatory Processes)

Once the stakeholders have been identified it is important to assess the following:

Interests: relate each stakeholder to the...
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Stakeholder Analysis

This background article provides an introduction to stakeholder analysis.

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