On April 15th 2019 we hosted our second workshop as part of the project, this time bringing the focus on linking academics, policy-makers and community groups. The workshop was again facilitated by SNIFFER, an independent knowledge broker for a resilient Scotland. We started the day with a presentation from Kerry Jardine and Ralph Throp from the Resilience Division at Scottish Government setting out the policy landscape around community resilience. This was followed by group discussions around how we improve the links between policy and communities. Our keynote presentation was provided by Hugh Deeming, exploring how research links communities and policy, where he discussed the evidence for community resilience to extreme events from a variety of settings. For the last part of the day we heard from five community groups presenting case studies of community resilience, followed by World Cafe style discussions around these experiences. These case studies came from:
Braemar Care Initiative
Isle of Bute Resilience Team
Eden Project Communities
You can find more detail about each case study in our briefing paper shared prior to the workshop below. We’ve also shared the slides from the day, with a summary of the key discussion points from the group work.
Theme by the University of Stirling