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  1. 1. KNOW-4-DRR (Enabling knowledge for disaster risk reduction in integration to climate change adaptation) KICK OFF MEETING MILAN 11-12th June 2013 Scira Menoni and Funda Atun– Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  2. 2. KNOW-4-DRR (Enabling knowledge for disaster risk reduction in integration to climate change adaptation) Let’s present ourselves
  3. 3. KNOW-4-DRR KICK-OFF MEETING June 11: Kick-Off Meeting Location: Aula Magna- Rettorato Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci Participants: all project partners Moderator: Scira Menoni Rapporteurs: Funda Atun and Guido Minucci 9.00 – 10.00 10.00–10.45 Welcome and participants’ presentations (Scira Menoni and all) Very brief summary of KNOW-4-DRR and introduction to the meeting, its objectives and format 10.45-11.00 11:00 - 12:00 Coffee Break What knowledge are we talking about? - Short keynote speech by Bruna De Marchi (15 min) - Discussion in groups to detail: main knowledge aspects each participant would like to be considered in the project; what are the most relevant issues to be discussed; what are the main objectives to be met with WP1 and WP2 (30 min) - Reporting to all and exchange of comments and ideas (15 min) 12:00 –13:00 What targets and what target stakeholders would we like to address and reach? - Short keynote speech by Miranda Dandoulaki (15 min) - Discussion in groups to detail: who are the most relevant “core” stakeholders?; who are other not- core but still very relevant stakeholders to involve; what are the main objectives to be met with tasks 2.3, 3.4, 4.4 (30 min) - Reporting to all and exchange of comments and ideas (15 min)
  4. 4. KNOW-4-DRR KICK-OFF MEETING June 11: Kick-Off Meeting Location: Aula Magna- Rettorato Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci Participants: all project partners Moderator: Scira Menoni Rapporteurs: Funda Atun and Guido Minucci 13.00-14.30 14.30-15.30 15.30-16.00 16.00-17.00 17.00-18.00 Lunch What do we intend as the knowledge management system framework to be developed in WP3? - Short keynote speech by Ouejdane Mejri (15 min) - Discussion in groups to detail: what do we want to achieve with the framework? What form the framework should have? How the development of the framework is going to interact, feed and be ffeded by the coordination activities that will take place? (30 min) - Reporting to all and exchange of comments and ideas (15 min) Coffee Break What participatory activities in living labs, seminars and workshops? - Short keynote speech by Irina Comardicea (15 min) - Discussion in groups to detail: how to achieve interaction and participation to the seminars and workshops besides “presentations”? What types of tools to use in different workshops and seminars? How can we actually use the living labs for implementing and testing the knowledge management framework? (30 min) Reporting to all and exchange of comments and ideas (15 min) Project administrative specificities to be known by all, questions regarding administrative issues – Fabrizio Amarilli
  5. 5. KNOW-4-DRR KICK-OFF MEETING June 12: Kick-Off Meeting Location: Ground floor, via Bonardi 9 Participants: all project partners Moderator: Funda Atun Rapporteurs: Guido Minucci 9.30 – 10.45 10.45 –11.15 11:15 –12:10 12:10 –12:30 12.30 –12.45 12.45 -13.30 13.30 WP1: Basic organisational issues (Sofia Skordili): - Content has been already discussed the first day. - Format; way of developing Del1.1 and Del 1.2 - How to accomplish the task WP2: Basic organisational issues (John Norton and Stefan Schneiderbauer): - How to achieve the mapping of relevant knowledge and what form should Del 2.1 take? - How to integrate WP2 results into the organisation of the first workshop? Coffee Break WebTV and radio dissemination: preliminary ideas and discussion. - Short keynote speech by Federico Pedrocchi (15 min) - Questions, suggestions, discussion (all) What are the key dissemination activities that we wish to accomplish and how? - Discussion in groups about: Who should be the target besides stakeholders invited to workshops, etc.?What are some requirements for the website?Any particularly brilliant suggestion? (15 min) Reporting to all and exchange of comments and ideas (15 min). Programming of events: workshops, seminars, living labs - Deciding dates - Deciding criteria for attendance and participation Concluding discussion, issues regarding financial problems, administrative, any other Lunch
  6. 6. KNOW-4-DRR KICK-OFF MEETING Just some logistics: Today here in the Aula Magna del Politecnico di Milano Tomorrow: Ground floor Via Bonardi 9 Lunches at Squisito, please let’s go all together; Dinner at Il Capriccio, via Piccinni. Both offered by Polimi Dinner: we come at your hotel at 19.45.
  7. 7. What our project is about? Not just “words” In Plato’s Republic SOCRATES says: Then if virtue is one of the things in the soul, and if it must necessarily be helpful, it must be wisdom: since quite by themselves all the things about the soul are neither helpful nor harmful, but they become helpful or harmful by the addition of wisdom or senselessness. According to this argument, virtue, since it is helpful, must be some kind of wisdom. In a much more recent article Zeleny wrote: While skills, knowledge and expertise are all related to know-how – how to achieve a given or stated purpose, or to know-what – hot to state or select a purpose to be pursued, the notion of wisdom is related to know-why
  8. 8. WP1 Who knows what about disaster risk and mitigation -Is knowledge available and who actually knows? -Is there konewledge sharing within and across social groups? -What are the main pitfalls of current decision making processes with respect to the use of available knowledges? -What are the main pitfalls of current ways of sharing and miantaining knowledge about both risks assessments and DRR strategies? WP2 Mapping knowledge and information flows through the coordination activity among stakeholders of different social groups - Mapping innovative exchange of knowledge to support DRR in selected case studies; - Mapping how DM actually takes place and how knowledges are embodied (or not) in decisions; - Mapping different types of uncertainty across the decision making - From decision to implementation: main constraints and needs for developing/sharing knowledge about organisational and social processes WP4: Monitoring the development and implementation of relevant EU policies for DRR WP3: Developing a knowledge management framework for DRR -Monitoring the development of relevant EU policies in DRR (from initiatives related to CI protection, to the introduction of insurance, to the Mapping Guidelines initiatives) - Framing the development of EU policies in an international context (ISDR; WB; UNDP; Red Cross) - Monitoring the implementation of relevant EU policies in DRR (GMES services; Espon initiatives; Flood Directive; Eurocode) - Developing the framework through the interaction with stakeholders of different social groups - Conducting living labs of proposed tools in case studies - Conducting interactive workshops to experience with stakeholders new modalities of co-production and sharing of knowledge on issues of DRR - Monitoring the development and implementation of relevant EU policies for DRR (and a glance at relevant international initiatives) WP6: Management WP5 Dissemination: -Dissemination of ongoing activites - Feedback from dissememination to WP3, WP4, and WP54 -Dissemination of final results
  9. 9. It is not a “research” project, however…. We need to provide a result Scientifically interesting and useful (in our field is there so much difference between theoretical, applied, new research?) Both Getty Images A basis for future research; identification of key topics and issues that deserve to be put forward (the idea of a knowledge management system framework)
  10. 10. The type of meetings that we are going to have ARE NOT JUST WORDS or POLITICAL GATHERINGS. They must be: -Interesting (first of all for us) -Avoid disappointment Respond to the question: how can we more faster as knowldege needs time to get through different arenas, by the time it has gone through it is already old AND not keeping the pace with transformations of societies and …risks. So a more proactive approach is wished Getty Images
  11. 11. Meetings must leave a feeling of something new, significant, useful has been achieved, therefore:  Careful organisation, not only “logistics”, but also CONTENT What are the two things in my mind to make them different:  The “quality” of the people to invite (stakeholders, del. 1.2)  Type of interaction to be achieved in the meetings (workshops and seminars)
  12. 12. This means that not only the “responsible” of the task of organising workshops and seminars are involved, as all should be involved. HOW? Considering that a strong interaction exists between deliverables and events Both Getty Images
  13. 13. Events Deliverables 1. Del 1.2. Stakeholders identification (for all) - CSIC 2. Del. 2.1. Mapping of knowledge flows in decision making (see figure 2 dow) DWF 3. Del 2.2. Mapping of uncertainty 1. Workshop among “scientists” (+ others): main topic: uncertainty 2. Workshop: network of networks 4. Del 2.4. Main barriers to decision making and implementation - Harocopio 3. Workshop: vertical and horizontal itegration goverments (+ others) 5. KMS and guidelines (WP3) –Polimi- 4. 1 Seminar Greece (crisis) 6. Guideline for achieving interaction among networks - PLUS 5. 1 seminar Mexico (international cooperation) 6. 1 Seminar Spain (courts)
  14. 14. Events Resulting Deliverables 1. Workshop among “scientists” (+ others): main topic: uncertainty 1. Del. 2.3. Recordings and results of the first workshop 2. Workshop: network of networks 3. Workshop: vertical and horizontal itegration goverments (+ others) 4. 1 Seminar Greece 5. 1 seminar Mexico 6. 1 Seminar Spain 2. Del. 3.4. Guidelines for the integration of networks 3. Del. 4.3. Feasibility of strategies and policies in DRR 4. Del 4.4. Barriers to implementation of policies in the EU (also living labs)
  15. 15. Other deliverables Del 1.1. Agreement paper on interdisciplinary work (among us), so resulting from this meeting and your contribution, see article “Ten heuristics…” Meaning basically an agreement on how we are going to work collectively, how do we make the best use of our multidisciplinary composition. We may well say it constitutes the knowledge management basis of our own project Getty Images
  16. 16. Other deliverables Del. 4.1. Semestral Newsletter, contribution all. Identify key elements of new legislation in Europe but also internationally and relevant policy initiatives. (Adelphi) Think about: - How to make it useful - How to make it appealing to read - What are the key points we wish to address….
  17. 17. Other deliverables Del 3.1. Knowledge management system framework (Polimi) and Del. 5.3. policy document about KMS (Adelphi) Knowedge developedby Knwledge of the different scientific public sector dealing communities with DRR and CC Local peoples’ adaptation knowledge regarding DR and CC, adaptation and mitigation measures Bridging among experts in different disciplines (including CC and DR); bridging between scientists and practitioners Knwledge of the public sector in complementary domains Knowledge developed by the private sector in different domains Knowledges that we wish to address Knowledge sharing inside groups Creating a program with a radio (and with a social media?) to disseminate both the projet results and to create an opportunity for larger participation in the implementation of DRR inditative Knowledge sharing and maintenance across groups Coordination activities of the project
  18. 18. Thinking about: - Knowledge of the “what” and of the “how” and ultimately of the “why” - similarities and differences among “scientific” fields - how to translate from one system of knowledge (administrative/procedures) to scientific knowledege, local culture… Whose knowledge Decision making process: -What components of risk decisions are addressing (Hazard, Vulnerability, Exposure, Resilience) - Context of decisions: uncertainties related to both risk assessments and the potential benefit of mitigation - Context of decision: constraints due to financial, institutional and political crisis -Whose knowledge: scientists, civil society, decision and policy makers, private sector; -Is there exchange and sharing of knowledge? -Is knowledge about procedures and practical constraints for decision and implementation shared/known to all groups? Implementation: -Are tools for supporting and incentivate implementation existant and effective? -Are there enough resources (human and financial) to make the decisions; -Are there tools to monitor implementation and to keep memory of what has been done and of the knowledge that was necessary to achieve results?
  19. 19. Other deliverables Del 3.3. Main findings of the three main living labs (DWF) The living labs are meant to be “places” where we can test some ideas, concepts and tools making part of the knowledge management system framework
  20. 20. Other deliverables Del 3.2. Formal and lifelong educational activities (UNU-CSIC); like school programs, university degrees, summer academies…
  21. 21. Other deliverables: dissemination Del 5.1. about a strategy of dissemination (Adelphi); Del 3.4. guidelines for media (Web/Web TV and radio) communication on DRR PREVENTION strategies (TiConUno) The first is about how the project is going to communicate about the project‟s activities and results; the second is about how to communicate to a wider audience some project‟s results but also More generally DRR contents Getty Images
  22. 22. The groups: proposals
  23. 23. Deciding dates Number Coordination activities Location Main topic and purpose Date 1 Targeted seminars Greece Prevention in times of financial crisis ? 2 Targeted seminars Spain Litigation aspects? ? 3 Targeted seminars Mexico Interface between local governments, states and international organisations? ? Interviews and meetings in selected case studies EU and extra-EU countries related to case studies you decide individually Living labs Spain, Italy, Vietnam applying the KMS you decide individually 4 Interactive workshop on "uncertainty" Italy inviting mainly scientists of different fields (not only disasters) november ‟13 5 Network of networks workshop Austria inviting networks may ‟14 6 Interactive workshop on "vertical" and "horizontal" integration among decision makers Germany 7 Final dissemination conference France 10 Web-TV and radio dissemination Italy inviting governmental representatives and public officials mainly november „14 around may/june 15 how many? to be decided