Agile online platforms and virtual spaces for knowledge-sharing and convening
The Resilience Platform is an online inventory of resilience expertise (organizations, networks, solutions, stories and people) to help design, implement and evaluate the resilience components of development plans, policies and investments. This platform curates proven resilience knowledge, case studies and evidence.
The Resilience Platform is dynamically linked with SEI’s Connectivity Hub through the PLACARD tool – a pilot that is being expanded to partner platforms. The Connectivity Hub is currently dynamically linked various platforms such as WeAdapt, PreventionWeb, etc. to curate knowledge and evidence on Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction. Linking the Resilience Platform to the Connectivity hub brings curated resilience knowledge and evidence to the hub as well.
The coalition is exploring the possibility of creating a virtual space to connect and interact with others to share, build on and amplify insights. The experience of the COVID-19 crisis will be used to ensure grassroots communities are involved and heard, and not “digitally excluded”.
In this story, we learn about the women of the Kumbi Kebele community in Ethiopia who have learned to battle climate change impacts to their livelihoods through leveraging loan and saving associations and cooperatives. Through Momina Adam's leadership, many of these women's lives have improved for the better. She and her team are teaching others to conserve their forest resources and improve their livelihoods. The women have been empowered and have benefited from agroforestry practices by planting trees with a variety of crops, fruits, and vegetables in backyard gardens around their homesteads, engaged in small businesses like shoats fattening, petty trading, and egg production. Amidst the challenges faced, they have learned to adapt and sustain themselves.
Over the years, there’s been much discussion and attempts to get organisations and programmes to talk about ‘failures’ – things that are not working or situations where we made wrong calls. This story encourage learning from failures on a smaller scale, creating safe spaces for honest reflection and incentivising learning.
The Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge (ORIC) is a crucial component of the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance's ([ORRAA's](https://oceanriskalliance.org/)) platform to build a pipeline of investable projects. It is driven from the ground-up, with projects delivering a genuine impact in local communities, while also mitigating ocean and climate risk. Drawing on the multi-sector expertise of our members and partners, the Challenge surfaces, grows and scales promising solutions, acting as a catalyst to accelerate both locally led innovation and investment to protect the Ocean and the communities whose lives and livelihoods depend on it.
The Kurna community, located in Kano State in Northern Nigeria, is particularly vulnerable to climate impacts like extreme heat and is already experiencing detrimental effects. Over the past two decades, the Kurna community has been suffering from the socio-economic impacts of climate change like reduced farm yield and business growth.
Producers Direct is owned and led by smallholder farmers. It pioneers a new model centered on smallholder leadership and development of innovative solutions that transform farms into sustainable businesses. This project addressed inefficient and fragmented value chains by utilizing technology to provide necessary data, tools and information to improve livelihoods, promote value chain inclusion and build resilience for smallholders.
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