Updated: Nov 17, 2022
On the 23rd and 24th of May, 2022 the R-U-NBS team participated in the RISE Africa virtual action festival. The festival aimed at bringing together urban practitioners and scholars, to participate in interactive and action-oriented sessions and discussions.
R-U-NBS contributed to two panel discussions, one on identifying drivers that can aid in building an enabling environment, improve access to resources and facilitate women’s ability to fully participate in nature and resilience initiatives and another one on Africa’s leadership in Nature-based solutions with asking Is language creating a barrier in showcasing the continent’s best efforts?
The team was able to share their experience in implementing the R-U-NBS project in a gender-inclusive and sensitive manner by aiming at more than representation of women in data collection and co-design workshops but through meaningful participation by carefully developing an inclusive engagement strategy. In addition, the R-U-NBS team shared how it has been developing an accessible and easy to understand narrative around NBS to engage and discuss NBS with residents of informal settlements.