Science and Practice Co-Creation: Connecting Research to Rural Communities for Improved Disaster Preparedness

This workshop will contribute to participants’ appreciation and understanding of innovative ways to connect with rural communities and stakeholders to co-create knowledge and share learnings. The relevance of this knowledge is enhanced by the leading role taken by co-creation partners to drive the work to be useful, useable and used.

Workshop Scope:

Some of the topics that will be covered in the workshop by way of presentations and focused activities will be:

  • Co-creation tools and strategies for working across research, policy and practice (Presentations)
    • Development of AF8 science and outreach videos
    • Tools for co-creating complex hazard-to-impact information
    • Disaster Risk Information Lessons
  • Opportunities and challenges of using co-creation methods with rural communities

Main Objectives:

  • To present some of the new and innovative communication tools and products to create. networks and to engage with rural communities for improved disaster preparedness
  • To understand the opportunities and challenges of using the co-creation method, with illustrated examples
  • To cross-pollinate ideas between researchers and strengthen and build new networks

Workshop Facilitators

caroline orchiston

Caroline Orchiston

University of Otago, New Zealand

jo fountain

Jo Fountain

Lincoln University of New Zealand


Alistair Davies

Alistair Davies

University of Canterbury, and MCDEM


Nick C-H

Nick Cradock-Henry

Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research