Planning for an Uncertain Future: Promoting adaptation to climate change through flexible and forward-looking decision making
Climate change adaptation
Disaster risk management
Disaster risk reduction
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Publisher(s)Overseas Development Institute
Document typeResearch report
The need for decision making that is flexible, forward-looking and able to adapt to the unexpected is clear. One approach for achieving this isÂ 'Flexible and Forward-Lookingâ€‹ Decision Making' (FFDM). But what is it, and how can it be operationalised in practice?
This report documents the activities of the AfricaÂ Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA) in seekingÂ to strengthen FFDM among district developmentÂ actors. It describes research carried out while trialling anÂ innovative and interactive tool to promote FFDM - aÂ 'game-enabled reflection approach' - accompanied byÂ capacity-building activities.
ACCRA undertook caseÂ studies at the district level in three countries;Â Uganda,Â Ethiopia, andÂ Mozambique. Building on these three case studies, thisÂ report outlines key findings and makes recommendationsÂ on how to better support decision making processesÂ for an uncertain future. It does so in view of helping toÂ understand the use of FFDM as well as the effectivenessÂ and limitations of a game-enabled reflection approach.