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Summary Week 3 - Introduction To Resilience For Development MOOC

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During the third week of the “Introduction to Resilience for Development” MOOC participants enjoyed the presentation titled “Using participatory mapping for resilience assessments: implications for transformative change”, offered by Dr. Million Belay, of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. 

The webinar sparked the interest of participants, particularly regarding how to select stakeholders for the participatory mapping exercises and ensure participation, what technologies are used in the process, what is the role of governments and what happens after the resilience assessment and participatory mapping are done. Dr. Belay also shared a link to the website on Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD), which provides several useful resources on participatory mapping.

In the course room, on the Conservation Training platform, Lessons 4 and 5 introduced two of the three broad steps of a resilience assessment. The first step, covered in Lesson 4, consists of defining and describing the system, in which it is important to address three important questions (Resilience for whom? Resilience of what? Resilience to what?). The second step, covered in Lesson 5, is assessing system dynamics and interactions, which requires considering drivers, trends and thresholds across different scales.

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