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Community Resilience Training - Roscommon

Community Resilience

Cultivate Learning...   Exploring the art of sustainability and how communities can adapt and thrive in these challenging times

Tuesdays from 5th October 2010 for 10 weeks | 19.30 - 21.30 | RIDC Offices, The Enterprise Hub Castlerea, Co. Roscommon

Delivered by Davie Philip, Cultivate and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage

Resilience from a community point of view refers to the capacity of a community to overcome adversity and adapt to change positively. The unprecedented floods and the big freeze that Ireland endured last winter highlights how unprepared we are to cope with any unexpected incidents and the level of our vulnerability. This 10 week learner-centred course facilitates the possible actions that can be made locally to adapt to the challenges upon us.

These actions include: integrated and future-focussed approaches to the rebuilding of social capital and systems of reciprocity; the reduction of carbon emissions and fossil fuel use; and the development of community resilience around food, energy and buildings. Tools and processes to help communities to engage in the sustainable economic development of their area are also included.

This course is designed by Cultivate for anyone interested or working in the areas of rural regeneration, sustainability, local resilience, the environment, community development, green business and Transition Towns.

Using a participative learning format, featuring short presentations, case studies, games, discussions and multimedia, the 10 sessions are facilitated by Davie Philip a founding member of both Cultivate and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

Learners will...

  • explore our vulnerability from a global and local perspective
  • develop skills and tools to adapt to a changing world
  • investigate systems thinking and how it might be applied
  • build community resilience, leadership skills and capacity
  • explore the potential of the Transition towns process
  • identify local priorities for adaptive action
  • build their capacity to go on to facilitate this course

The Community Resilience Training is starting on Tuesday 5th of October at 19.30pm. The training will take place in the RIDC offices at The Enterprise Hub on Henry Byrne Road, which is the road opposite the secondary school at the top of the town. Our offices are next door to Harmac and if you are having problems finding us is a good landmark. Email Trish Murphy Byrne for more information and to confirm your attendance.

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