Connecting local responses around the world
Matt Campbell and i have been developing the learning network across the state of Victoria, Australia. the learning network bring people together for ongoing, strategic conversations to learn, share knoweldge and build networks of relationships that support the ability to deal with natural events before, during and after the event e.g. bush fire.
there have been many learnings as we have gone about this namely - community capacity to respond to the issues around them, care, change and be 'community' are universal.
attached is a case study, written by Matt, from one such community. We have been working alongside mebers of the Dereel community ofr a number of years. in that time their capacity to identify, work toghether and take ownership of their own solutions has grown.
the case study is part of a larger action research project we have been working on over the last 3 years exploring the influence of faciltiated dialogue (conversation) on decision making.