Tuesday 6
Systemic Integrated Resilience and Adaptation Planning
Ariella Helfgott, Joost Vervoort, Meghan Bailey
› 11:30 - 12:30 (1h)
› JOFFRE 1-1
Systemic Integrated Resilience and Adaptation Planning
Ariella Helfgott  1, *@  , Joost Vervoort  1@  , Meghan Bailey  1@  , Abrar Chaudhury  1@  , Chase Sova  1@  , Jessica Thorn  1@  
1 : Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford  (ECI)  -  Website
Environmental Change Institute School of Geography and the Environment South Parks Road Oxford -  Royaume-Uni
* : Corresponding author

The inherent conceptual and operational pluralism extant in the field of resilience is problematic for multi-actor and cross-scale resilience planning and decision-making. However, acknowledging interconnectedness of social, economic, political and environmental systems across scales and levels, taking into account cross-scale and cross-level interactions, and striving towards holism are fundamental aspects of the resilience approach. This panel presents systemic frameworks for integrated, multi-actor resilience planning, designed to work with and capitalize on this inherent pluralism and accordingly build capacity to cope with uncertainty and change. The frameworks presented have been operationalized and tested over the past three years in Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) on going Systemic Integrated Adaptation program and linked Regional Scenarios Program. The Systemic Integrated Adaptation program is fundamentally concerned with small-holder farmers and the integrated social, economic, political and environmental systems in which they are embedded. It co-identifies and supports appropriate adaptation actions at multiple levels from national to individual, according to the principle of subsidiarity and adopts a critical dialogical approach to system definition and boundary judgments. The Regional Scenarios program explores diverse plausible futures for CCAFS regions through a process designed to expand decision-makers capacity to cope with uncertainty and complexity and to build strategic capacity. Both programs operate in five regions: East Africa, West Africa, South-Asia, South-East Asia and Latin America. Relevant resilience planning frameworks and the approaches taken to cross-level, cross-scale and cross-research program integration will be described. Presenters will present for 10 minutes each, these presentations are interspersed with focus groups implementing the techniques presented, followed by a final facilitated discussion.


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