ideas and stuff

Ideas and Stuff

These papers span the role of learning and action in networks and international development and wider issues of power, powerlessness, transformation and resilience They are nearly all based on reflection and research on my practice over the period of my work with GNDR

Resources for Civil Society workshop

The intended and unintended effects of participatory consultation and monitoring: ISCRAMM, Seattle, (May 2010)

How learning results from action in an international network: an early study of this process at the Global Network for Disaster Reduction: ‘Humanitarian Exchange’ (2011)

‘Horizontal Learning and Social Media in an International Development Network’ Doctoral Thesis (2011)

‘Using ICTs to Integrate Frontline Views into Strategic Planning for Climate Change’ NICCD Case studies (2012)

A role for networks in international development: ‘Jamba’ 2012

The Global Network’s experience of power and powerlessness: Paper for Development Studies Association Conference (September 2012)

Building community led resilience: for Civicus State of Civil Society report (2013)

Pathways of transformation:
 disaster risk management to enhance development goals (Gibson and Pelling) for UNISDR Global Assessment Review (2014)

Reflective practitioners: The importance of critical thought for change agents: ‘Jamba’ (2015)

‘Frontline’ Outline for UN Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan (March 2015)

The role of Civil Society Organisations in understanding Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Draft chapter for Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. In press. 2016

Pathways for Transformation: Disaster Risk Management to Enhance Resilience to Extreme Events (adapted from UNISDR paper above) Journal of Extreme Events. 2016

‘Lets talk about you’ Paper exploring the principles of and findings from the Frontline programme for International Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management. 2016

‘Careers Guidance Manual Tanzania’ Results of field research into the lives of street children and their options for training and employment. Produced for ILO by Olwen Gibson 2008

Taking control of the future