Members of the Poverty Reduction & Resilient Communities theme group:
Papa Magaye Diop (Association communautaire d’emprunt de Montréal)
Kathleen Moreau (CDÉC de Québec)
Kerri Tattuinee (Nunavut Anti-Poverty Secretariat)
Barb Wilton (Elmwood Community Resource Centre)
Ryan O’Connor (Manitoba CED Network)
Stephanie Clark (Street Culture Kidz Project)
Meredith Davis (Tamarack)
Some Reslience Resources: Podcasts +
Thanks to Rob Rawn at Nordik for these links -Paul
The Nov 10th forum hosted by NORDIK featured guest speaker Buzz Holling.
- For his work on ecosystem dynamics and for significant contributions to the field of ecology in 2009 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2009.
- Instrumental in establishing the Resilience Alliance, an international science network.
Buzz gave a very engaging and entertaining lecture. Following is a short list of resources around resilience. The 15 minute podcast is particularly good.
In closing the forum, Buzz summarized some strategies for advancing social systems toward resilience into the following 8 points:
1. Start small and begin with people who are good on islands (He has done a lot of research at island retreats and finds that it is a good location to get away from the distractions and demands)
2. Do not own anything; if you own possessions you get caught in holding onto visions that revolve around the possessions
3. Get flexible money and try something bold; Buy out partners who are afraid of asking for things outside the box
4. Try to get 70% of your budget as ‘flexible’ money so you can do what you want; don’t worry about the 30%, it will come
5. Do not get trapped by pre-existing visions but create a new and evolving vision; try to be innovative
6. Keep membership dues as low as possible; at a level that you can survive without grants
7. Use the internet and web extensively but always have meetings where it is fun to be.
8. Build a culture around fun, work and play
Buzz Holing’s Resilience Theory Resource List
Following is a list of other presentations by Buzz Holling speaking about resilience theory
FAS.research; Understanding Networks
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Science for Global Insight located in Laxenburg, Austria
Below is the direct link to Buzz’s 15 minute podcast where he applies resilience theory to social systems
As well, Buzz suggested this link