Zanzibar Islands Community Fisheries Governance and Conflict Management
|Unguja, Tanzania||Talking Transformation designed and led the Swahili language traning programme on governance and conflict management for officers from the Department of Fisheries and community elders and members of the village local marine management committees.|
Climate-induced Migration – is it taboo?
|Sangay National Park, Ecuador|
Climate-induced migration – is it taboo? and how can virtual dialogue sessions help get it onto the agenda of key decision-makers in the right way? TT adapted and facilitated this 4-day virtual workshop on climate and environmental migration. Over 50 participants from Ecuador attended this four-day series of interactive workshop sessions focussing on a subject that is almost taboo and is definitely complex to address: the predicted increases in the displacement of people exacerbated by climate and environment-induced migration.
Designed and faciliated two National Trialogues
|Waza National Park, Cameroon|
to incorporate government, academic, local and indigenous voices into the development of the National Ecosystem Assessment.
Designed and faciliated the National Trialogue
To incorporate government, academic, local and indigenous voices into the development of the National Ecosystem Assessment.
Incorporating Indigenous and Local Knowledge in Ecosystem Assessment
Designed and facilitated the National Trialogue to find ways to incorporate local and indigenous knowledge into the development of the National Ecosystem Assessment being led by the Humboldt Institute with support from UNEP WCMC.
Virtual Community Agreements in Colombian Communities
|Medellín, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia|
Talking Transformation worked with Colombian partner, E3Asesorias on a joint project to reach agreements amongst rural communities that are living in some of the most remote, war-torn and mega biodiverse areas of Colombia. What was due to be an in-person dialogue to reach Community Agreements was quickly converted into a virtual dialogue process through innovative mobile phone-based methodology that was accessible to all during lockdown.
Anglophone Africa Trialogue on Pollinators, Land Degradation and Food Security
|Lenana Rd, Nairobi, Kenya|
On Bright Spots for Land Degradation Neutrality, Pollinators and Food Security, bringing together policy-makers, academics and farmers from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia. Participants of the Trialogue looked together at the latest global results on the value of pollinators to national agricultural exports and biodiversity-friendly land restoration and afforestation efforts, co-created a regional assessment of the same and a common agenda for action. Land lies at the centre of political, social, and economic development in Anglophone Africa as land-based activities are fundamental to human livelihoods and well-being. In line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 15.3, countries in the region have been committed to combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land-degradation-neutral world. In order to inform land use and management decision-making effectively at regional, national and local levels, it is of critical importance to articulate how biodiversity and associated ecosystem services (e.g., pollination, pest control, soil carbon) contribute to food security, climate change resilience and sustainable development. The Trialogue was undertaken as part of the UNDP BES-Net capacity-building support to IPBES (Inter-Governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), with funding from the German Climate Fund (IKI).
Virtual Francophone Trialogue in COVID times
Adapted and facilitated virtual Francophone Trialogue with 50 participants from seven countries – Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal and Togo. They represented Indigenous Peoples and local communities, community-based NGOs and CSOs and local farmers and businesses. Through a 2-week WhatsApp forum, the participants were invited to share their knowledge, ideas and experiences on sustainable land rehabilitation/ restoration and environmentally friendly farming methods, etc., through texts, voice/video recording and photos/files posting. The group also focussed on the challenges faced by the communities and the organizations supporting them in sustaining livelihoods, accessing to food and continuing environmentally friendly practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions. The Trialogue was undertaken as part of the UNDP BES-Net capacity-building support to IPBES (Inter-Governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), with funding from the German Climate Fund (IKI).
Caribbean Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Security and Climate Resilience
Designed and facilitated Caribbean regional Trialogue bringing together policy-makers, academics and farmers from Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago. Participants of the Trialogue looked together at the latest global results on the value of pollinators to national agricultural exports and climate resilience for food security, and co-created a regional assessment of the same and a common agenda for action to address Caribbean-wide data gaps on pollinators and pollinator threats and to promote pollinator-friendly agriculture and tourism development policies. The Trialogue was undertaken as part of the UNDP BES-Net capacity-building support to IPBES (Inter-Governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), with funding from the German Climate Fund (IKI).
Eastern Europe Trialogue on Pollinators and Rural Development
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Designed and facilitated Eastern Europe Trialogue on Pollinators, Food Production and Rural Development. Bringing together policy-makers, academics and farmers from Albania, Georgia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova and Montenegro. Participants of the Trialogue looked together at the latest global results on the value of pollinators to national agricultural exports and local food security, and co-created a regional assessment of the same and a common agenda for action to promote pollinator-friendly agriculture and rural development. The Trialogue was undertaken as part of the UNDP BES-Net capacity-building support to IPBES (Inter-Governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), with funding from the German Climate Fund (IKI).
Evaluation of Climate Policy in Bangladesh
On behalf of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) with financial support from DFID through PWC. With particular focus on climate finance mechanisms..
Evaluating Climate Finance in Indonesia
On behalf of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) with financial support from DFID through PWC. With particular focus on climate finance mechanisms.
Mainstreaming Climate Change into Community Watershed and Fisheries Management
Working with fishing villages and municipal governments to build and strengthen community-based coastal fisheries management of the Philippines’ municipal waters. In particular, the mangroves, coral reefs and sea-grasses provide co-benefits in that they are major carbon sinks (absorbing and storing carbon emissions and keeping them out of the atmosphere) but even more importantly for these climate-vulnerable coastal communities, they can provide some protection against climate impacts such as extreme weather events (storms and hurricanes), sea-level rise and coastal erosion.
CCORAL decision-making tool for Caribbean policymakers
Supporting the 5C’s Caribbean Climate Strategy. Working to support the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre to create a tool for decision-making. CCORAL is a system which helps decision makers to see all kinds of activities through a ‘climate’ or ‘climate change’ lens, and to identify actions that minimise climate related loss, take advantage of opportunities and build climate resilient development in their countries. CCORAL is designed to engender a risk management ethic in decision making. It takes a pragmatic approach, promoting the right tools and techniques to fit the context of Caribbean decision making, available time and resources and uncertainty about climate variability and change. By using CCORAL, decision makers will also be able to demonstrate to funders, investors and development partners that climate resilience has been considered and integrated into relevant activities.
Climate resilience policy for local government
Supporting El Salvador’s Ministry of Environment in climate policy and capacity-building for local authorities to prepare for climate impacts. As the Regional Coordinator for the Climate Development Knowledge Network, contracted through Fundacion Futuro Latino Americano (FFLA) and PWC with funds from DFID UK.
Facilitator for the creation and launch of ClikHub
|Reserva Nacional de Tumbes, Peru||A hub that brings together 18 active Latin American networks working on climate issues to collaborate and so increase their overall impact through climate knowledge management. This initiative is led by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) out of the regional office in FFLA in Quito, Ecuador. Amalgamating activities boosts the networks’ collective impact. A quick estimate indicates that the above networks directly reach 1,850 journalists, 2,000 young people, more than 400 mayors of cities in the region, technical experts in greenhouse gas measurement from 14 countries, 600 people who participated in training processes for climate action, 1800 members of governments, civil society and academics. “Clik Hub fills a void,” says Gabriela Villamarin, CDKN Coordinator for Latin America. “In the region, we need a space for confluence. We all work on the issue of climate change in different spaces and with different angles. What we need is to convene these networks to create synergies. We need to collaborate to be able to amplify our impact and achieve greater climate action.”|
Participatory Drafting of Regulatory Framework for Special Law for Galapagos Islands
|Galápagos Islands, Ecuador||Many complex issues needed to be resolved including rights of residence and work, education, National Park limits, growth, agriculture, fishing and the Marine Reserve. Pippa Heylings designed and facilitated the process, contracted by the Minister for Galapagos and the Governing Council for Galapagos with funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Charitable Helmsley Trust.|
Transformation Lab for Latin American Fisheries Fellowship
Designed and facilitated the Transformation Lab which brought together over 40 marine specialists to create the first-ever Latin American network to identify and address the biggest problems facing coastal and marine fisheries. Contracted by the Universidad Santa Barbara California and Catalena Foundation
Southern Africa Climate Finance Learning Journey
Design and facilitation of the Learning Journey workshop for the Southern Climate Finance Partnership which took place in Tshwane and Magaliesburg, South Africa, in February 2020.
Governance Evaluation of Uruguay’s National Secretariat for Water, Environment and Climate
Environmental governance expertise provided to the newly-created Uruguay National Secretariat for Environment, Water and Climate Change which reports directly to the President of Uruguay, to undertake a governance analysis of existing institutional framework within Uruguay and provide recommendations for a strategic programme of action.
Global Evaluation of Climate Policy Programme
Talking Transformation designed and facilitated the evaluation of the global programme of CDKN (Climate and Development Knowledge Network) at a 3-day event held in Amsterdam, Holland, with the teams from the regional coordinator organizations based out of South Africa, Ecuador and India.
Global Governance Review for Forest Stewardship Council
Through a 2-year process led by the Governance Working Group made up of representatives from the North and South of the Social, Environmental and Economic Chambers. This led to a transformational Governance proposal put to the FSC Assembly. Talking Transformation designed and facilitated the participatory evaluation and development of the new proposal.
NHS People Plan Conference
Pippa Heylings facilitated the NHS People and NHS Improvement Conference in which the Interim Workforce Plan was presented by the new Chief Executive. The Conference allowed for discussion of key elements of the new NHS People Plan: making the NHS a better place to work; improving the leadership and culture in the NHS; addressing workforce shortages, in all roles but particularly in nursing and midwifery; transforming the skill mix of our people in the NHS, and in systems; aligning workforce roles and responsibilities at a national and local level. There were more than 400 participants in the national conference, including HR directors of NHS trusts and foundation trusts and HR leads in clinical commissioning groups.
Human-Wildlife Conflict: Engaging Stakeholders in Developing the National Framework for Beaver Reintroduction
|Nottingham NG1 4DB, UK|
Beavers became extinct in England 400 years ago as a result of overhunting for meat, fur and making perfume. Re-introducing the beaver into areas of the English countryside after all this time is now possible but controversial. Is it possible for co-existence between beavers and humans in a much altered landscape?
UK’s largest Rewilding Conference 2018
With speakers and attendees from around the world, the conference brought together thinkers, practitioners and provocateurs to challenge our notions about rewilding, and offer solutions to driving rewilding forward both and the UK and farther afield. TT co-facilitated with a ground-breaking approach to ensure gender balance in Chairs, speakers, panellists, facilitators and audience participation.