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Is the science and practice of resilience changing the way we do development?

We will explore whether the last ten years of substantial investments in resilience programs is helping development practice to better engage in complex and turbulent contexts.

Event Details:

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
10:30am - 12:00pm PST

Location

Virtual

This event is open to:

General Public

In this conversation we will explore whether the last ten years of substantial investments in resilience programs is helping development practice to better engage in complex and turbulent contexts. By using a recent framework involving six key features of complex systems, we review the progress made by resilience projects and programmes around the world to reorient their focus and approach to account for these features. We will present our findings of innovative practices and how they are resolving some of the long standing tensions in development. However, our findings also show challenges remain when the dominant applications diverge substantially from the science and in some cases undermine resilience and increase vulnerability. We will also, in conversation with the audience, explore what this means for natural capital and ecosystem service approaches and our collaborative efforts to reshape development practice and policy towards more sustainable futures.

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Schedule

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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    Agenda: 

    10:30 - 10:35 am: Opening remarks and welcome by Anne Guerry (5 min)
    10:35 - 10:55 am: Experiences of resilience (20 min)
    10:55 - 11:15 am: A review of the impact of resilience on development practice (25 mins)
    11:15 - 11:30 am: Are resilience and natural capital approaches changing the way we do development (15 mins)
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Moderated discussion (~30 mins)

     

    Jamila Haider

    Jamila Haider

    Researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Anne Guerry

    Anne Guerry

    Chief Strategy Officer and Lead Scientist at the Natural Capital Project, Stanford University

    Michelle Lee Moore

    Michele-Lee Moore

    Director of Transdisciplinary Education at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Belinda Reyers

    Belinda Reyers

    Professor of Sustainability Science at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a Research Affiliate of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences

    Maja Schulueter

    Maja Schl├╝ter

    Professor at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

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