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Dialogues for disaster anticipation and resilience

Bridging the gap between those ‘who make science’ and those ‘who use science to make decisions.

Case Study #1: Early Warning - Early Action

Case Study #1: Early Warning - Early Action

bridging the gap between providers and users of climate information

Key contact: Arame TallHumanitarian decision-making level: Community at risk of flooding; Farming groups in drought prone areaGeographic region: Kenya and SenegalRelevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Communicating uncertainty; Governance of Science; Indigenous knowledge

AIMS OF DIALOGUE PROCESS

The Early Warning… [more]

Case Study #2

Case Study #2: Knowledge Timelines

exploring similarities and differences in local and scientific sources of climate information

Key contact: Dominic Kniveton, University of SussexHumanitarian decision-making level: Community at risk of flooding; Farming groups in drought prone areaGeographic region: Kenya and SenegalRelevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Communicating uncertainty; Governance of Science; Indigenous knowledge. 

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Case Study #3

Case Study #3: Participatory Downscaling

translating national and regional climate information to meet local decision making needs

Key contact: Dominic Kniveton, University of SussexHumanitarian decision-making level: Community at risk of flooding; Farming groups in drought prone areaGeographic region: Kenya and SenegalRelevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Communicating uncertainty; Governance of Science; Indigenous knowledge.

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Case Study #4: Scenario-based risk communication

Case Study #4: Scenario-based risk communication

supporting multi-stakeholder engagement in disaster risk reduction planning

Key contact: National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), JapanHumanitarian decision-making level: Community based earthquake early warningGeographic region: Tsukuba (Japan)Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Trans-disciplinary approaches; Governance of Science; Indigenous Knowledge

AIMS OF DIALOGUE PROCESS

The Disaster Risk Scenario platform (DRSP) provides… [more]

Case Study #5: Competency Groups

Case Study #5: Competency Groups

bringing together scientific and local knowledge to develop collaborative flood risk modelling

Key contact: Neil Ward, University of East Anglia; Sarah Whatmore, University of Oxford; Catharina Landstrom, University of East AngliaHumanitarian decision-making level: CommunityGeographic region: Pickering, Yorkshire and Uckfield, Sussex, UKRelevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Trans-disciplinary approaches; Governance of science; Indigenous knowledge

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Case Study #6: Nanodialogues

Case Study #6: Nanodialogues

employing a soft systems approach to build shared understanding about the complex issues surrounding uptake of science and technology amongst at risk groups

Key contact: David J. Grimshaw (DJG Management Consultancy LLP) with the Centre for ICT4D, Royal Holloway, University of London.Geographic region: Zimbabwe, Peru, Nepal.Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Trans-disciplinary approaches;… [more]

Case Study #7: Tools for participative climate risk communication

Case Study #7: Tools for participative climate risk communication

interviews and focus group discussion to better understand the different social domains of knowledge production

Key contact: Gabriela Marques Di Guilio; Lucia de Costa Ferreira, Environmental Studies Center, University of Campinas (Brazil); José Eduardo Viglio, University of Campinas (Brazil).Geographic region: Coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil.Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Trans-disciplinary approaches; Governance… [more]

Case Study #8: Café Scientifique

Case Study #8: Café Scientifique

promoting public engagement in emerging science and technology

Key contact: Duncan Dallas, Café Scientifique; Daniel Glaser, Wellcome Trust.Geographic region: Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, UK, US, Palestine, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Denmark, France.Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Trans-disciplinary approaches; Governance of science; Communicating uncertainty.

AIMS OF DIALOGUE PROCESS

Café Scientifique is a place… [more]

Case Study #9: Decision Support System for flood risk management

Case Study #9: Decision Support System for flood risk management

translating disaster risk science to support national and local decision making

Key contact: S H M Fakhruddin, Team Leader - Hydrology, Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES)Geographic region: Bangladesh, Thailand, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka.Current and future risks: Climate change; Climate variability; Flood.Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Communicating uncertainty; Indigenous… [more]

Case Study #10

Case Study #10: Blending sources of climate information

developing forecasts which can practically support specific livelihood decision making processes

Key contact: Richard Ewbank, Christian Aid.Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Communicating uncertainty; Indigenous knowledge; Governance of Science.

AIMS OF DIALOGUE PROCESS

The approach has been developed through the engagement of Christian Aid… [more]

Case Study #11: The Forecast Factory

Case Study #11: The Forecast Factory

building understanding of the uncertainties inherent in climate information

Key contact: Dr Ros Cornforth (NCAS-Climate, University of Reading) with notes from Emma Irvine (University of Reading).Geographic region: Piloted in the UK. Plans to trial in Sub-Saharan Africa to support The African Climate Exchange (AfCLix) ground-based activitiesHumanitarian decision-making level: Community - schools and general… [more]

Case Study #12: Weather or not?

Case Study #12: Weather or not?

conveying and applying probabilistic information 

Key contact: PETLab, Parsons School for Design; Red Cross Red Crescent Climate CentreHumanitarian decision-making level: Various from practitioners to local community membersGeographic region: used globally, from conferences in New York and San Francisco to communities in flood risk areas throughout Africa and Asia; a variety of different events, from… [more]

Case Study #13: The River Basin Game

Case Study #13: The River Basin Game

supporting collaborative multi-stakeholder resource management 

Key contact: Bruce LankfordHumanitarian decision-making level: Community-based decision making levelGeographic region: South Africa, Tanzania, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Afghanistan

AIMS OF DIALOGUE PROCESS

The approach provides a participatory framework for a two-day workshop on local water resource management and combines scientific knowledge from hydrology and climate science. Beyond supporting… [more]

Case Study 14: The Archer

Case Study 14: The Archer

conveying the temporal and geographic uncertainties of climate information

Key contact: Dr Mariane Diop Kane, Senegal National Agency for Civil Aviation and MeteorologyGeographic region: Senegal, but universally applicable.Relevance of approach across scientific disciplines: An approach to convey the uncertainties inherent within forecasts across time frames and geographic scales.

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Case Study #15: Two-way exchange

Case Study #15: Two-way exchange

creating channels for direct dialogue and increased understanding amongst scientists, policy makers and at-risk groups

Key contact: Humanitarian Futures Programme, King’s College LondonHumanitarian decision-making level: National and International humanitarian and development policymaking; Community decision-takersGeographic region: UK, Kenya, SenegalRelevance of approach across scientific disciplines: Communicating uncertainty

AIMS OF DIALOGUE PROCESS

Two-way exchange aims to enhance… [more]

Case Study #16: UNISDR 'Stop Disaster' Game

Case Study #16: UNISDR ‘Stop Disaster’ Game

computer game about reducing the risks of natural disaster

Key contact: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)Humanitarian decision-making level: The game is aimed at disaster risk management training and community-level decision making.Geographic region: Trialled in schools throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Bangladesh and Germany. The simulations are based in the Caribbean,… [more]

Case Study #17: Animations

Case Study #17: Animations

promoting awareness about natural hazards and risk reduction measures

Key contact: Jill Rischbieth, formerly at CSIRO; Graeme Anderson, DPI, Victoria; Indira Kulenovic, IFRC Bangkok Delegation; Justin Sharpe, King’s College LondonHumanitarian decision-making level: Community; District; National; RegionalGeographic region: Asia-Pacific; Middle EastScientific discipline: Climate Science and Meteorology; Seismology; HydrologyDialogue Types: Access to information; Understanding information;…