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Capturing the whole picture for a Climate Challenge Fund evaluation

It’s a common question – how to capture the bigger picture of community action in a Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) project. How can the myriad benefits, which lead to a strengthening of resilience against shocks such as economic downturn and climate change, be assessed? These can include a sense of shared purpose, skills development and personal improvement, supporting the local economy, biodiversity and positive links to other communities - in addition to the required GHG saving.… READ MORE >

Landlocked island communities

Philip’s message told me of his frustration at the aborted attempt to visit Colintraive and Glendaruel in Argyll, for project work. Landslips onto roads were the reason, caused by three days of solid rain. Not only did these block the Rest and be Thankful pass between Arrochar and Inveraray, a relatively common occurrence, but also the diversion via Crianlarich. This turned out to be ‘fortuitous’, as he subsequently discovered the road beyond Inveraray was also impassable.… READ MORE >

Fanny filming at Kusamala greenhouse

Participatory Video: training tomorrow’s teachers

I chucked the video students into the deep end, giving them a very short timeframe and a manual to help them with their facilitation practice.… READ MORE >