Published on March 10, 2014
Presentation to: Climate Change Commission for Wales March 6th 2014 WELSH GOVERNMENT PATHFINDER PROGRAMME: ‘Community Action on Climate Change’ Review of Learning Journeys: Key Findings and Recommendations Alex Franklin
Supporting community action on climate change • Wide variation in type of support needs – Tailored support (group, project, community & place) • Acknowledging the challenges, as well as the opportunities of co-production • Sensitivity towards barriers effecting take-up of support/ co- production • Respecting volunteering status • Working with the rhythms of community action • Building a social connection – acceptance of ‘slow practice’ – ‘Becoming’ as critical friend • Avoiding erosion of Community ownership – combining of ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ practice
Supporting community action on climate change • Ongoing review of support needs of a community group – Assessing capacity for co-production • Advice based on understanding of the ‘bigger picture’ – ‘From the outside looking in’ • Genuine interest in ‘feeding into something bigger’ – Credibility/ validation (external facing) • Scaling up & ‘tying threads together’… but only where and when possible • Role of ‘key intermediaries’ in reducing the disconnection between community groups and local government – ‘Professional informality’ – ‘Passionate neutrality’
Supporting community action on climate change • Community action for climate change: social, economic, environmental Generic principles of good practice, but also specifics: – Allowing for the multiplicity of motivations for engaging in climate change action – Importance of environmental expertise... & enthusiasm ... balanced with a sensitivity towards the operating context (group, project, community & place) – Sustaining, but also managing community enthusiasm & motivation to act – Supporting access to technical information, rules and regulations
Evaluating community action on climate change • Primary focus on ‘learning’ – Limitations of a Success v’s failure model • Evaluation of (internal group) process as well as outcome – Qualitative as well as quantitative outcomes – Learning Histories • Working with the rhythms of community action • Facilitating progress along the ‘learning curve’ of community action… but also of supporting community action – Ongoing reflective evaluation
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Q. Is there anything you would like to add? A. “Oh just I would say thank you to [the PO] for all [their] efforts” (CG06).
Policy Recommendations 1. Groups often gather to achieve wider environmental and sustainability outcomes for their communities; capitalise on this by funding integrated policy outcomes. 2. Note of the impact on other funding streams when developing new ones - continuity builds trust and can maximise effectiveness 3. Community groups have an appetite to influence policy and become part of “something bigger”. 4. Design programmes that fit both policy, funding and electoral cycles, but with timelines sensitive to community groups’ timescales, schedules and rhythms. 5. Provision of ‘independent’ development officers to act as trust agents 6. Utilise and develop the resources of key development officers as ‘key intermediaries’ between community & government 7. Seamless support - ensure that other funding routes are available to support the activities which group’s value 8. Develop a shared understanding of behaviour change
Policy Recommendations 9. Build capacity for appropriate Monitoring and Learning activities – prioritise needs of community groups in understanding and refining their own practice 10. Build stronger links with local government, including community councils 11. Ensure continuity of development officer support 12. Move beyond notions of success or failure for understanding groups’ contribution – value continuous learning as highly as ‘hard’ outcomes 13. Use flexible evaluation approaches, including story-based tools that identify achieved goals but also support learning at community group level 14. Incorporate a culture of continuous learning and refinement into all commissioned programmes 15. Ongoing development of mechanisms for increased knowledge exchange and shared learning for development officers as well as for practitioners
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