Amplifying community voices for sustainable climate adaptation thought Digital Storytelling. Future Yetu seeks to position digital storytelling as a creative methodology for dialogue between community and local government.
Future Yetu seeks to position digital storytelling as a creative methodology for dialogue between community and local government. Together with representatives from Nairobi City County, residents of Korogocho, the fourth biggest informal settlement in Nairobi, will receive skills and knowledge on how to amplify their voices through digital storytelling. The stories will inform effects of climate change in their everyday lives. A team of community members, urban planners and county officials will respond to these stories by developing climate adaptation ideas, interventions and prototypes. These will be implemented and can be up-scaled to policy level. The ideas can be either physical or tap into behaviour change. Through a mobile Matatu-exhibition, the stories will travel around the streets of Korogocho. Residents will have possibility to take part in the discussion and provide new ideas for climate adaptation. The results from these discussions will be developed into a community climate adaptation manifesto. The manifesto will be handed over to the county government, and inspire into a Nairobi Climate Adaptation Plan that not yet exist.
This is the project website for the Future Yetu project. Here you will be able to follow the process of the project and take part of the result and the discussions as the process develops.
The project is developed into three different phases.
Digital Storytelling for mutual understanding
Create the message and prototyping for change
WATCH ALL OUR ONLINE DISCUSSIONS HERE:
Result of baseline interactive workshop
Digital storytelling introduction
Webinar: Climate adaptation -
a conversation between County and Community
The Baseline survey
Understanding climate change
To understand the community's perception of climate change and climate adaptation we have defined the four elements, as the basis of the worlds survival, with its positive effects and human impacts. A baseline survey were preformed to gather data and informtation that we will use through out the process.
Read the Baseline Survey report here
Concept and communication
As part of our project we also asked the community to define Climate change and Climate adaptation from their point of view. This will help us to understand how to communicate and form our process.
On October 16th to October 18th, Hope Raisers initiative in collaboration with Nairobi Metropolitan service, Loughborough University, Nairobi County, Safer Nairobi City Initiative and Landskapslaget organized a 3 days digital storytelling workshop at The Luke Hotel Nairobi that brought together community leaders and Nairobi county government officials on developing stories and dialogue around climate adaptation and climate change.
The aim of the workshop was to engage and build the capacity of community leaders in articulating and expressing their views on issues around climate change and climate adaptation. The session provided an avenue for the county government to respond to the community concerns and demonstrate the role of the government in cautioning community on effects of climate change.
Phillip Dinga is a climate change and emissions expert living in Kasarani Constituency Nairobi City. He works with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group which has supported Nairobi city county government to develop a greenhouse gas inventory on emissions across different sectors to build an evidenced based approach towards mitigation actions in the city. He is currently supporting Nairobi city to develop a climate action plan, he also work with the Korogocho Future Yetu committee bringing his expertise on climate change and is an environmental enthusiast who loves interacting with communities.
Daniel Onyango is a community activist and performing artist, founder and Director of Hope Raisers Initiative, an art and youth led organization. He is a mentor focusing on creating social transformation among underprivileged children and youth through arts, music, and sports in his community.
Through a mobile Matatu exhibition, the stories travel around the streets of Korogocho. Residents will have possibility to take part in the discussion and provide new ideas for climate adaptation. The results from these discussions will be developed into a community climate adaptation manifesto. The manifesto will be handed over to the county government, and inspire into a Nairobi Climate Adaptation Plan that not yet exist.
The Digital stories, and the discussions from the matatu exhibition has all been compiled and analyzed. The result is turned into a small-scale prototype to try to respond to the challenges and solutions highlighted through the Digital Stories and the comments from the matatu exhibition.
The result is a Carbon Sink Pocket park that is right now being implemented in one of the public schools in Korogocho. Air pollution was analyzed as one of the mayor issues in Korogocho. Our prototype is an accessible green space, where fast growing bamboo is storing carbon dioxide. A path of knowledge is added together with a bench to give the students an experience. With this prototype we hope that our next generation will be reconnected with nature and help us making out city green again.
Some pictures from the ongoing process
What is Air, how do you define it, what comes to your mind?
No clean air means no future,
our children will die. That's why we have to stop air pollution.
Clean air enables people to relax.
Air is also used to cool machines, like laptops, etc.
If we dispose waste wrongly we will pollute the air.
Air can also be used in air balloons.
Air is also used as a medium of communication through radio waves.
If we clean and manage waste, we will have clean air.
Air pollution is a big problem in Korogocho.
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