Thoughts from Pathways 2017 conference, the future of human dimensions

It’s not my purpose here to inventory all the sessions and presentations I attended, but just a few notes are in order. And, of course, nothing preoccupies me during looking at a conservation intervention as much as the stake of the community who is being affected or expected to participate. So, I was mostly focused on that type of presentations and sessions.

Why should affiliative leadership be a priority in environmental organizations?

In August, we participated in a discussion about ‘Being a Self Aware and Adaptive Leader’ organized under an Exchange Program at Georgetown University. In our group, we were more than half a dozen people from different countries discussing our experience and opinion about leading teams under different circumstances in culturally diverse spaces. Facilitated by famousContinue reading “Why should affiliative leadership be a priority in environmental organizations?”

Conservation in former colonies, how to stop dehumanizing people

Approaches to conservation are also built on the gross dehumanization of people who are suffering the most from ecological degradation. And oftentimes, the ‘best’ leverage to trigger conservation interventions turns out to be very costly for the people who are the least negative actors in the system.

The real challenge for ‘Ocean Literacy for all’

As the UNESCO prepares for a global Ocean Literacy roadmap, the real challenge remains with getting the message right for diverse communities and cultures around the Planet. The package of ‘Ocean Literacy’ which currently available and promoted by some organizations from the global north, with all it’s concepts, principles, and framework improvised using Eurocentric narrativesContinue reading “The real challenge for ‘Ocean Literacy for all’”