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Barriers to Community-Level Participation

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0-1 - climate adaptation.

We know that participation of communities is both more effective, sustainable and fair… so why is it so difficult to make it happen? How can we start to address these challenges?

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sg - climate adaptation.

It really is as simple as people are complicated. We all have our own agenda, beliefs and values and it takes time to listen to ensure all voices are heard. Community engagment is really worthwhile when it works. Conflict resolution is required when it doesnt.

highres-0j4a0130 - climate adaptation.

Its a really good question and an important one. I do believe that technology will have a huge part to play. We already see how social media can be used to influence decision-making at the highest levels including elections. If we can get people to interact with a social media post, albeit false, then, it should be possible for people to participate in local decision making. COVID19 has served in some ways to dispel the myth that people won't engage using technology. I've been exploring a few platforms lately that adress some of the challenges such as CitizenLab, Maptionnaire GeodesignHub

pradeep photo - climate adaptation.

Thanks a lot. Yes Technology is one of the soft technology & skills to be used and government is working hard with technology. but looking the whole gamut of scaling and spreading the COVID-19 & climate crisis like recent drought, floods now millions need food, nutrition & wash system to support health system. It needs hard work for food & livelihoods, and resilience-building with added reskilling initiatives to adapt with both climate vulnerability & combat COVID-19. Critical engagement is required for returnee, resource poor, ultra poor communitites