Work Package 2
Network and stakeholder analysis: Gathering the critical mass of knowledge and formalising contacts

Lead: FEEM

 

The WP2 sets out to identify a representative set of organisations and networks that provide crucial input for the disaster risk reduction in their respective working environment, and involve them in design capacity enhancement exercises in the CATALYST project. We focus especially on organisations acting as intermediary in i) implementing the national DRR policies on the ground; and ii) translating the up-to-date scientific knowledge into tangible reduction of place and community vulnerability. These intermediaries may include state or regional agencies, non-governmental organisations, SMEs, etc. and are ultimately the clients who will benefit from the results of this coordinating action. Hereafter, we refer to these organisations as stakeholders. Based on information collected, WP2 will be instrumental for the selection of the case studies (WP3) and selection of stakeholders who will constitute the virtual think tanks (WP4). The CATALYST consortium has already identified an extensive list of stakeholders from the regions of focus who will benefit from the activities and outcomes of the CATALYST project. The UN ISDR national platforms will be positioned centrally in this project. The initial list will be further reviewed, and extended. The stakeholders will participate in the think tanks (WP4).

Objectives

  • Identify key stakeholder organisations and networks who act as intermediaries in practical implementation of the disaster risk reduction strategies and initiatives
  • Conduct a survey to identify scientific knowledge and skills perceived by the client stakeholders as most beneficial for further improvement of their work
  • Compile a catalogue of EC research projects and their results, that can be exploited

Tasks

 

1: Stakeholder analysis This task sets out to review and expand the initial list of stakeholders, that is organisations that will most benefit from the project activities and results. A set of 10-15 core stakeholders will be confirmed for each region that will be the focus of project activities: Central America/Caribbean, South Asia, Eastern and Western Africa, and Europe/Mediterranean. These regions have been chosen in order to represent the wide diversity of the environmental, economic, institutional and cultural contexts in which disaster risk reduction is to be implemented. The stakeholders will be chosen according to their regional or local importance in risk mitigation, and because of their involvement in ongoing or past research projects and thus already established collaboration with the CATALYST consortium members. The Terms of Reference will be agreed to with each stakeholder organisation at the outset of the project, formalising the working relations between the client stakeholders and the CATALYST consortium.


2: Analysis of stakeholders issues, gaps, and opportunities This task will conduct an analysis of issues/topics the stakeholders are most interested in, the knowledge gaps preventing a more efficient deployment of DRR strategies, and opportunities holding promises for improved disaster management practices. The analysis will be based on a survey among the stakeholder organisations, by online questionnaires (facilitated by the project website and online discussion tool) and personal interviews. In month 2, a call for 'expressions of interest' will be opened, inviting the stakeholders to specify the most pertinent topics to their work from among the topics covered by the CATALYST project. The results of the survey will be used for clustering the issues, needs and opportunities. The ensuing matrix of institutions and thematic clusters will guide the organisation of the workshops in WP4.

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