2016 Global Symposium – Collaboration Jam Fostering Sustainable Resilient Communities



Driving questions: What’s the business case for inclusive policy making for sustainable community development from relevant research? How can we best mobilize participatory approaches to policy and program development?

Purpose and Objectives of the Collaboration Jam

In support of UN Sustainable Development Goals addressing the need to foster sustainable and resilient community building, McGill ISID seeks to engage Symposium participants to share research findings and to better understand and build access points to policy makers grounded in social connectedness.

This session will aim to explore community-centred development models and the related policy outcomes and outputs; will discuss strategies for community engagement and participation and will promote linkages across multi-sectoral interests – environment, social and economic sustainability


Professors from McGill will draw on their research, fieldwork and publications to underline the important role which individuals and community organizations play in building resilient communities.

Specific cases around the provision of childcare in the slums of Nairobi and the adaptions required for Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon to deal with climate change will be examined.





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Collaboration Jams


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