Converging “With”: Community-First Approaches to Disaster Resilience

Wed. 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., Interlocken B

Community-first approaches leverage and advance science through close collaboration with local partners. This approach is grounded in the belief that communities have the right to plan their own future, the wisdom to operate in ways that benefit all people and advance the health and wellbeing of the planet, and the conviction that the most helpful thing experts can do is share their skills and knowledge with humility–especially with communities and people who have been historically denied access to information. In this session, panelists will discuss pathways for enhancing community resilience through community-first approaches and provide insight for ways to navigate the challenges associated with this work.

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