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I work as consultant in communication & sustainable development in Belgium. Among my work, the definition & implementation of a methodology of social energy guidance (= to help the poorest to reduce their energy consumption by giving them customised energy tips) for the Brussels region = 1 Mi inhabitant, 10% concerned by the social energy guidance. This work includes a large part of communicating on energy issues & ways to reduce our consumption.
I write articles, press abstracts re sustainable development
I am a member of an association aiming at promoting system thinking in Belgium.
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Waouh ! great and complex subject! no right answer! bu yes, knowledge and esp. how we use it and adapt it to target audience is one of the main tool for sust dev and poverty eradication. We use media to create coherency, and global favourable context that embraces everyone even the richer so that the poorest does not feel excluded. Media is powerful relay
Media plays a key role as it creates/reinforces/stimulates social recognition, identification to the society
I work here in Belgium on poverty & energy consumption, consisting of "educating" the poorest to energy use and we help them to reduce their energy consumption very interesting outcomes and experience. We had to develop a specific action, specific communication tools to work with the poorest
Well to begin with a discussion (and I am sure it would sustain for a long time) I would like to share a recent interaction I had during a WBI work shop in New Delhi. We had very informative discussions on knowledge management and its role in sust. devt. I would invite your views from a developing country perspective on the direct use of knowlede as a tool for poverty reduction and environmental sustainability (including renewable rural energy), and the role of media and research networks (like the present one) towards achieving the objective. Any previously published works (links to the works) would also be immensely appreciated,
Hi Caro !
I am a developmental researcher based in India (interests: forestry, climate change, sustainable development and international enviornmental politics).
I would be honored if you accept my friendly invitation !