SPECIAL (VIRTUAL) SESSION:

“LIVING LABS AS A TOOL FOR FACING CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS ON WATER, SOIL AND FORESTRY RESOURCES”


13th June 2021
09:00 – 13:00

The special FASTER branded session is dedicated to the study of living labs which represent a form of open innovation, an approach designed to enhance cooperation between multiple actors sharing a same stake, such as researchers, public administration, farmers, FAS agents, practitioners and other stakeholders.

The session will introduce the FASTER project, provide an overview of the activities promoted and will host presentations on recent research works. Successively, roundtables with high-level experts and stakeholders engaged in the fields and working on Living Labs will allow us to further explore the barriers and opportunities ahead for promoting open innovation in Tunisia. In conclusion, an open debate with participants will also identify ways to promote adaptation in water, soil, and forestry in the Tunisian context and allow networking between relevant stakeholders active in the field.

Afterwards, the authors of selected papers about Climate change adaptation in water, soil, and forestry in Tunisia will present their work.

ABOUT FASTER FAS LIVING LAB

FASTER Project Living Lab focuses on knowledge transfer on adaptation to climate change strategies between researchers in the field of water, soil and forest management, and practitioners engaged in Farm Advisory System in Tunisia.

The living FAS-Lab is intended to provide an opportunity to take up the developed research knowledge into professional praxis, creating a dynamic tool for improved FAS implementation. The process would allow researchers and practitioners of different profiles to reflect on the challenges of adaptation and co-produce solutions.

CONVENERS

  • Annelies Broekman

    Annelies Broekman

    Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF)
    Partner of FASTER H2020 Project
    University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Sihem Jebari

    Sihem Jebari

    National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water and Forestry (INRGREF)
    Partner of FASTER H2020 Project
    University of Carthage, Tunisia

AGENDA

Time Session Moderator
09:00–09:45 Part 1: Enabling factors from institutions that provide funding opportunities Annelies Broekman
09:45–10:30 Part 2: Experiences from the fields and examples of Living Labs Annelies Broekman
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
11:00–11:30
Part 3: Debate / Q&A Farmers adaptation and sustainability in Tunisia through excellence in research
Annelies Broekman
11:30–13:00 Part 3: PPT (12-min) Presentations / Contributions to Track 14 “Climate change adaptation in water, soil and forestry in Tunisia” Sihem Jebari