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Adaptation animated!

Adaptation animated!

We view adaptation as a continuum of action. The sense of many different adaptations is essential to our adaptation toolkit. No one solution--or framing--fits all contexts. Here are three animations that we use in our Adaptation Academy and with stakeholders to quickly capture a common starting point.

 

1. Get your head out of the sand! A crab pokes its head out of the sand and takes a look around. What are you looking for? Waymarks in adaptation journeys? This animation is a clip from the explanation of El Nino in the Pacific by the Aussies, lots of good science there but I really like the sense of wonder in the opening sequence.

http://youtu.be/0wc4Ze0Uqr4

 

2. Who are you? Where are you going? Adaptation as a journey starts with who you are and what you need to know. Adaptation as a pathway, navigating the future is captured in this moving whiteboard clip.

http://youtu.be/5mvBL37flcs

 

3. Signatures of adaptation. This animation started with a back of the envelope in DFID offices in Kenya with Bruce Mead. It evolved into a simple typology of adaptation actions, from the baseline of current vulnerability to climate protection at the sectoral level. It evolved into an even simpler graphic as the Adaptation Continuum.

http://youtu.be/2UrqFIAjJF8

 

4. Adaptation as a staircase. Starting with Good Development and scaling up to Transformation, this is a simple picture of the Adaptation Continuum. A more extended view might show how different the steps are--some are easy, others may be end points for some people and organisations.

http://youtu.be/iCaVVlgxWa4

 

Tom Downing & Jeremy Talbot

 

 

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