SP 8.3 Applying adaptation pathways practice for resilient and sustainable development

Wednesday 11 May, 08.45 – 10.30, Mees Auditorium

‘Adaptation pathways’ is an emerging approach to decision-making accounting for future uncertainty, resilience, complex systems and multiple stakeholders’ goals. The approach is highly relevant in developing countries, where potential impacts on communities of mal-adaptive decisions are significant, yet decisionmaker capacity is low, change is rapid and competing development priorities are many. This workshop will bring together researchers and their policy or donor partners from developing countries to 1) develop lessons for adaptation pathways practice from scientists’ and practitioners’ experiences, and 2) initiate a community of practice amongst researchers, donors, NGOs and government stakeholders.

Organised by James R.A. Butler, Russell Wise, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Alice Ruhweza, Bureau for Policy and Program Support, United Nations Development
Program/Global Environment Facility Africa Region, Ethiopia
Carina Wyborn, World Wide Fund for Nature, Colombia
Celia Harvey, David Hole, Conservation International, USA
Partners Luc Hoffmann Institute, Switzerland
Australian National University, Australia
Chair James Butler, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Rapporteur Celia Harvey, Conservation International, USA

Priming stakeholders for adaptation pathways in rural Indonesia
Russell Wise, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

The resilience, adaptation pathways and transformation assessment guidelines: experiences from Ethiopian food security
Alice Ruhweza, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ethiopia

Adaptation pathways for protected areas in Colombia: participatory processes to engage with the future
Carina Wyborn, World Wildlife Fund, Colombia

The pursuit of a representative and comprehensive mix of stakeholders for adaptation pathways
Barron Orr, Science for Society Solutions, University of Alicante, Spain