Glenn Page's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Pls be more loud
Lovely's mic sounds muffled -- hard to hear. Maybe can she speak closer to the microphone?
yes I have my speaker at 100% barely understand
Loving the values statements and details. WIll we be addressing the reason why we need BME/SDG's? AKA institutional and systemic impacts that uphold / barriers to equitye and justice in policy, governance, and practices? I do appreciate the way we are going about our work. But what place does BME/evaluators have for addressing the initial and continuted impacts of conquest/colonization? Nothing these days seems to address that in a comprehensive and explicit way. WHY we got here are the foundations / Origin Stories to awareness, deeper understanding, learning/unlearning/relearning, and transformative/sustainable changes.
Lovely this slide (Pauly 1996) is a wonderful way to contextualize and reflec ton my work! Anushiik.
While I completely agree with the idea that Nature has rights to thrive, I’m a little concerned that using the language of “rights” too early on will be hard for people to digest as opposed to starting people off with “baby steps” of first understanding how people are intertwined with nature and therefore will ultimately hurt themselves if Nature doesn’t thrive. To some people it can sound a bit like giving corporations the rights of an individual.
Many Tribal/First nations and indigenous communities are using policy, governance and ordinances to make their mountains, rivers, and other natural resources "humans". That way these relatives (cultural framing) have "human rights" and protections. Just FYI Scott.
I am wondering how the authors have navigated the concept of “nature” in their definition of sustainability since what I consider to be a part of “nature” (e.g. my front yard) may not be what another person considers to be a part of “nature” (e.g. only certain non-urban, “natural” environments)
Is there any room in evaluation for providing information that would be useful to stakeholders who have different values about sustainability and equity that are being articulated here?
I am wondering if any of the authors have conducted evaluations of projects that involved building scenarios for a particular place, region, or even sector?
That is, future scenarios.
Re: Nicky's comment: I don't know that it is enough, but one of the Blue Marble Evaluation Operating Principles - TIme Being of the Essence - emphasizes the importance of grounding actions in an understanding of the past. But it could probably be more explicit around colonialism.
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Code for ordering the book: VEFAS8338
The Case for Attention to Environmental Sustainability in all Evaluations - Friday afternoon, session 1894.; Living as a Visionary Evaluative- session 1801 Saturday morning