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IISD at the 2020 Impact Summit

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The 2020 Virtual Impact Summit will showcase how data and community indicators are, or can be, used to foster opportunity, catalyze change, and advance community resilience.

Community resilience is the capacity of all of a community’s parts—including individuals, communities, institutions, nonprofits and foundations, businesses, and systems—to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience. From the effects of pandemics and climate change to changing population structures and infrastructure support, resilience is what helps communities adapt and transform in the face of these challenges, helping them to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected.

Hosted by the Community Indicators Consortium, the 2020 Virtual Impact Summit will explore the role of community data in building and supporting resilience at the local level. We will examine how we engage and empower; how we understand and address biases; whether we carefully consider the methods and processes we use; how effective our reporting is; whether we use data to help us understand not only what is, but also what is coming; and how data can and do inform decision-making, support allocation of resources, and focus efforts to improve outcomes.

Several IISD team members will present at the conference:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. (PDT) on Community Resilience

  • Measuring Community Resilience: Basic Concepts and Perspectives from Around the Globe – Anika Terton
  • Building Evidence-Based Community Resilience in Winnipeg: Peg’s Relevance in Post-COVID Recovery Efforts – Beth Timmers

Friday, August 7, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (PDT) on Data Tools

  • Handing Over the Reins: Giving Organizations the Tools to Developing CISs – Kyle Wiebe

 

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