2019 Program Archive: Sailing the Resilience Seas – Hands-on Training with New Tools for Every Step of the Resilience Journey

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Sailing the Resilience Seas – Hands-on Training with New Tools for Every Step of the Resilience Journey

Sascha Petersen
Adaptation International
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Indigenuity Session 3 of 3

When it comes to climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation plans, you’ve seen the presentations and read the reports, but that isn’t the same as getting your hands dirty and starting your own assessment.

The session starts with an orientation to the steps for building resilience and resources designed specifically for and available to enhance tribal resilience. Speakers then lead a discussion and training session focused on each phase of the resilience process. Participants will work with their colleagues in a series of mini-workshops.

• Getting Started - Nikki Cooley (Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals) – summarizes how to get started in adaptation, identifying a vision and goals for the tribe’s efforts, and highlights ITEP’s adaptation toolkit.
• Considering Integration of Traditional Knowledges - Joe Hostler (Yurok Tribe) – provides an overview of how to use the Guidance for Using Traditional Knowledges in Climate Change Project throughout the resilience building process.
• Gathering Information and Assessing Vulnerability - Meade Krosby (University of Washington) – describes approaches and resources available to assess vulnerability.
• Plan for Action - Sascha Petersen (Adaptation International) – highlights how to gather, assess, and prioritize adaptation actions.
• Taking Action - Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State University) – describes what it takes to move into implementation and monitoring actions as well as in-person learning opportunities such as the Tribal Climate Camp.

The training session will end with cross-group sharing and discussion of key challenges and opportunities with different approaches to adaptation.

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