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Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

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dc.contributor.author Tschakert, Petra
dc.contributor.author Dietrich, Kathleen Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-08T18:28:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-08T18:28:10Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6243
dc.description.abstract "This paper is a methodological contribution to emerging debates on the role of learning,particularly forward-looking (anticipatory) learning, as a key element for adaptation and resilience in the context of climate change. First, we describe two major challenges: understanding adaptation as a process and recognizing the inadequacy of existing learning tools, with a specific focus on high poverty contexts and complex livelihood-vulnerability risks. Then, the article examines learning processes from a dynamic systems perspective, comparing theoretical aspects and conceptual advances in resilience thinking and action research/learning (AR/AL). Particular attention is paid to learning loops (cycles), critical reflection, spaces for learning, and power. Finally, we outline a methodological framework to facilitate iterative learning processes and adaptive decision making in practice. We stress memory, monitoring of key drivers of change, scenario planning, and measuring anticipatory capacity as crucial ingredients. Our aim is to identify opportunities and obstacles for forward-looking learning processes at the intersection of climatic uncertainty and development challenges in Africa, with the overarching objective to enhance adaptation and resilient livelihood pathways, rather than learning by shock." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject action research en_US
dc.subject climate change en_US
dc.subject uncertainty en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.title Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 15 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US

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