Resilience Praxis - engaging academics and development practitioners in the co-creation of resilience frameworks and guidelines for development practice.
Contributed session - Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
Room 32 (30)
11:30 - 13:00
Cynthia Neudoerffer, Michael Salomons
While resilience as a general concept has been widely embraced by the international development community, few practical end-to-end frameworks exist to guide the integration of resilience into the assessment, design, implementation, and M&E of development projects at a practical level. In many cases, business-as-usual development is simply re-labelled as 'building resilience' and resilience is reduced to simply 'bouncing back from shocks'. However, for many vulnerable communities around the world, mired in mal-adaptive systems and caught up in endless cycles of a poverty trap, resilience needs to embody sustainable transformations to new paths of abundance. This session will bring together resilience theorists with development practitioners to first present several resilience frameworks and then engage in hands-on small groups to discuss these frameworks, with the objective to critique, refine, and translate into a concrete set of guidelines for development practitioners to use in the field.
1 Senior Researcher, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Ottawa, Canada, 2 Director of Program Quality, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Baltimore, United States
Tomas Chaigneau1, Katrina Brown 1, Sarah Coulthard 2, Tim Daw 3, Björn Schulte-Herbrüggen 3
1 College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, FALMOUTH, United Kingdom, 2 Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 3 Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden