Workshop: Communicating Climate Adaptation

Workshop: Communicating Climate Adaptation

2018 | ICLEI and European Environmental Agency

Successful adaptation needs well-informed and enthused citizens. How can local authorities take them along?  Amongst other issues, the 2018 Resilient Cities conference explored the experiences of cities and towns in engaging citizens on climate adaptation. ON:SUBJECT provided a training session on communication of climate change adaptation: Participants learned how to communicate about climate change without boring or scaring anyone away. The secret is in […]

Project: Sustainable Development Dialogue

Project: Sustainable Development Dialogue

2015-2016 | DFID

A “learning dialogue” is a participatory process that we used together with EdgeFX to help us harvest rich know-how from donor funded programmes on the ground – and get practical insights to use across the organisation in designing and delivering other programmes.

This learning dialogue explored: How can DFID implement sustainable development in practice?

Its aim was to help us explore and learn about how we can ensure our poverty […]

Project: Perspectives on Standards and Certification

Project: Perspectives on Standards and Certification

2017-2018 |  Sustainability Standards Specialist Group (SSSG)

How can we work together to help sustainability standards thrive? In the specialised field of sustainability standards systems and their stakeholders, collaboration is really the only way forward: not one consultant or organisation can have all the answers. The five experts behind the Sustainability Standards Specialist Group decided to show their collaboration and expertise with a biannual newsletter. The first two issues cover topics […]

hackAIR: citizen science and open hardware

hackAIR: citizen science and open hardware

In the coming three years, ON:SUBJECT will support the EU-funded project “hackAIR: Collective awareness platform for outdoor air pollution”. The overall objective of hackAIR is to develop and pilot test an open platform that will enable communities of citizens to easily set up air quality monitoring networks and engage their members in measuring and publishing outdoor air pollution levels, leveraging the power of online social networks, mobile and open hardware technologies, and […]

Report: Technology Innovations for Sustainability Standards

Report: Technology Innovations for Sustainability Standards

2015 | ISEAL Alliance

Today’s sustainability standards systems are challenged to keep up with a rapidly evolving technological landscape. While the corporate world has learned to integrate data flows across global supply chains, most standards systems are lagging behind. This report explores the relevance of current trends in technology to sustainability standards – from mobile data collection and the internet of things, to open data and blockchains – and proposes […]

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

Project: Learning for Change Dialogues

2014-2015 | International Climate Fund / DFID

The UK’s International Climate Fund was set up to help developing countries adapt to climate change, take up low-carbon growth and tackle deforestation.

However, we are not making fast enough progress; there are neither international treaties or binding commitments nor sufficient action on the ground. Estimates say that we need to double our rate of innovation and act in order to meet the challenge.

The Learning for Change […]

Workshop: Strategic Communications for Street Theatre and Minority Rights

Workshop: Strategic Communications for Street Theatre and Minority Rights

2015 | Minority Rights Group

The Drama, Diversity and Development programme uses culture to promote diversity and challenge discrimination against minorities in Southern Mediterranean countries. In 2015, it provides grants to seven street theatre groups to create plays and performances to raise awareness of the role of culture in social cohesion.

In February 2015, Minority Rights Group organized a set of workshops for grantees to gain the competences and skills needed for […]

Workshop: The Art of Marketing Facilitation

Workshop: The Art of Marketing Facilitation

2014 | International Association of Facilitators

This workshop for the IAF Conference “Facilitation Reloaded” in Copenhagen was designed to help facilitators (and other professional change makers) build connection to potential clients in order to do more of their best work – and increase their impact:

What is your niche? Are you finding clients that are making the best use of your superpowers? Is it time to step up your marketing game so that […]

Project: Knowledge Management at NALAS

Project: Knowledge Management at NALAS

2014 | NALAS & GIZ

The Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South-East Europe (NALAS) brings together 16 associations representing roughly 9000 local authorities. Established in 2001, NALAS’ objective is to effectively leverage knowledge and information throughout its network to increase the quality of local governance in South-East Europe and thus contribute to democracy and regional stability.

This work is supported by a number of local Knowledge Management Assistants (KMAs) who […]

Project: Framing Sustainability Standards

Project: Framing Sustainability Standards

2012 | Pacific Institute, ISEAL Alliance and OneWorldStandards

How can we talk about sustainability standards in clear, simple language? In 2009, the Pacific Institute proposed to develop a shared narrative for the sustainability standards community using cognitive linguistics. Over the following three years, sustainability standards developers and experts from research institutes, civil society and intergovernmental organizations provided input into this process. ON:SUBJECT prepared two websites to present the project results.

Project website: […]