CCSL Framework & Toolkit

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Welcome to the Climate Change and Social Learning Framework and Toolkit!

About the Framework and Toolkit:

The Climate Change and Social Learning (CCSL) Framework and Toolkit is an evolving compilation of social learning guidance and resources. We have two aims for this tool:

  1. to help practitioners design research initiatives that will achieve transformational change in the arena of climate change adaptation, and
  2. to build an evidence base around social learning methodologies.

To learn more about the definition of social learning and the CCSL initiative that this Framework and Toolkit is a product of, please visit the CCSL Core Resources page.

Who it's for:

The CCSL Framework and Toolkit is a tool for anyone wanting to learn more about social learning and how to do it properly. Primarily it is targeted at researchers and project/program organizers who are--or wish to start--exploring the potential of the social learning approach in their initiatives or want to strengthen their current approach to social learning.

What it's for:

The Framework and Toolkit can help you achieve three things:

  1. Determine whether social learning is relevant and useful for your/your organization's initiative;
  2. Explore different methodologies and the contexts in which they have been shown to have a positive impact;
  3. Implement a social learning approach in your initiative, including monitoring, evaluation, sharing results and reflecting on the next iteration.

How to use it:

This framework and toolkit is not intended to be a prescriptive step-by-step “how-to” for social learning. Social learning is by definition an iterative, non-linear and sometimes very messy process. Thus, while some sections may appear to map easily onto stages in the standard project cycle, most cover activities that should be done throughout a project. Communication, monitoring, evaluation and adjustment must be done continuously within a project cycle in order to achieve genuine social learning.

Getting started:

The guidance and resources we have created and collected are organized into the 6 sections below. We recommend starting with the first section, "Taking Stock: Baseline self assessment", especially if you are new to social learning. This section contains resources that will help you understand what social learning is. You may also wish to select a section based on you wish to learn more about. Select one of the icons below to access the materials: New1b.png