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Posted on on June 28th, 2008
by Pincas Jawetz (

Dear colleagues writes Dr. Will Allen:

Developing and implementing initiatives that address sustainability issues – be they social, public health or environmental – inevitably involves a long process of difficult dealings with a great variety of individuals, groups, and institutions who can make them fail or succeed. The Learning for Sustainability site – – has just been updated with links to on-line resources around the human dimensions and social process aspects of these. The site structures the wide range of areas that are needed to address social change in a practical way, and brings links to lot of on-line resources together in one easy to access site. The benefit to the reader is that each link is annotated to provide a guide to its contents.

A central section links the reader to a range of guides, tools and checklists that can be drawn upon for guidance in this area to address issues involved in multi-stakeholder participation and engagement. Lessons are drawn from different sectors including the environment, HIV/AIDS, public health, climate change, disaster management, and conservation. A new page in this section now covers tools, tips and techniques for facilitators and other social engagement specialists.

Other sections provide links to best and emerging practice in specific areas including social learning, adaptive management, network building and mapping, dialogue, knowledge management, and evaluation and reflection. Research links cover action research, systems thinking, participation, integration and interdisciplinarity.

One page lists on-line resources for both post-graduate research students and their supervisors.

The Learning for Sustainability site – – also manages additional pages on finding volunteering and job opportunities in the sustainability sector. The Sparks for change blog is a recent addition to the site this month. It has been included as mechanism to highlight ideas and people that encourage constructive change. Readers are encouraged to suggest sites to add, thoughts to share, or stories that they think need to be written. All this material is easily accessible through the main site indexing system.

from: Dr. Will Allen – – Supporting dialog, collective action and reflection for sustainable development


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