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JPI Climate / Belspo

Avenue Louise 231

1050 Bruxelles

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Join us for a two-day workshop to explore the development and use of strategic narratives to integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) communities. Integration will help to enhance resilience to weather-related extreme events, decrease intervention costs and promote effective actions.

Who should attend?

Practitioners, policymakers, scientists and professionals who are working in:

  • community preparedness for flooding
  • landscape management for wildfire protection
  • curious to explore the role of narratives
  • Working in CCA and / or in DRR

Including:

  • Local & national policy officers
  • Spatial & urban planners
  • Countryside & forest managers
  • CCA & DRR practitioners
  • Social scientists working in communication or behavioural change
  • Communications & knowledge exchange experts
  • Marketing experts
  • Journalists

On registering, please select the ticket type that best describes your work – either academic or practitioner.

Background

Work in the CCA and DRR communities overlaps: risks and solutions are often framed differently, leading to diverging policy and planning processes. Better collaboration between CCA and DRR can be complementary and mutually beneficial, decreasing the costs of intervention and increasing the effectiveness of action.

We believe that strategic narratives can play an important role in fostering this collaboration. Narratives, or learning through stories, have the potential to encourage specific actions and bring together different communities.

Strategic narratives aim to inspire sustained behavioural change – our workshop is part of an ongoing process to explore the potential of such strategies.

Objectives

We will explore the use, characteristics and background of strategic narratives to encourage collaboration between policymakers, practitioners and experts:

  • Community preparedness: How can we overcome the current focus on technological and economic responses to extreme events that obscure more people-focused solutions? How can we use narratives to encourage urban citizens to take climate-proof disaster protection measures?
  • Landscape management for wildfire prevention: How can we use narratives to bring expertise and experience from different CCA and DRR actors together to optimise nature-based management?

Outputs

Outputs will be translated into guidelines to support the use and development of strategic narratives. These can then be used to foster collaboration in CCA and DRR.

The gathered understanding will result in policy briefs or scientific journal articles to promote the use of strategic narratives.

Reception

You may also wish to join us at our drinks and snacks reception at 18:00 on 24 October. Please book your place when you register.

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JPI Climate / Belspo

Avenue Louise 231

1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

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