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Disseminate flooding information via a Flood Action Group, formed by community members (flood wardens) and supported by local universities

Disseminate flooding information via a Flood Action Group, formed by community members (flood wardens) and supported by local universities

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Hi Timothy,

This is a truly excellent way of educating about the effects of climate change and building awareness of resilience methods. I think you're approaching it the right way - involving the community directly, helping them think through the problem and arriving at solutions that suit them. Storytelling and visual aides are a great way on creating interest in climate change, especially amongst children and where literacy is an issue. It's a low-cost, scalable idea that can have a great impact. The format you suggest can be used to generate discussion on a variety of topics related to climate change resilience, propose ideas that have been tried and tested in other places and help the community make an informed decision.

Please refer to one of our ideas - education through traditional storytelling (https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/education-through-traditional-stories) - that looks at using traditional stories/fables that can be harnessed to provide information on climate change impacts and resilience options. Another idea related to yours is https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/young-women-and-men-in-urban-slums-the-voices-of-tomorrow

All the best,
Karn

Hi Rehana,

Love this idea. It's very important to engage the youth and give them the ability to influence decisions related to their community. I think there are lots of potential for collaborating with another idea I've come across - https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/urban-resilience/ideas/travelling-exhibition-on-effects-of-climate-change
This idea complements your idea by educating the community members (with a focus on a similar demographic as your idea) about the potential impacts on climate change on their community, and makes them think about ways of making their community more resilient. Your idea then enables the community members to take the next steps - gathering data, create action plans, raise further awareness, etc. I see a potentially useful collaboration :)
All the best,
Karn

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Karn commented on Set up Flood Action Groups

Thanks Rehana!