About Alan J. Hesse
My conservation career started in 1992 when I helped set up and joined a University expedition to the Bolivian Amazon. What started out as a 3-month experience ended up being a life-changing inflection point that set my professional and personal course to the present day. My conservation experience was built bottom-up and hands-on, and includes field data collection and logistics, grassroots organization leadership and project management, community engagement and capacity building, M&E, training and behavior change, and lately climate education through authorship of graphic novels and other resources.
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Channels contributed to:Professional development Events & Network opportunities Well-being and resilience Our community
Rooms participated in:Training opportunities Let's welcome new members! Building our community Art and conservation
Thanks for sharing Alan, hope you are well and great to see you back & active in our community!
Would you perhaps be able to share about an interesting case study in your next lessons learned post that puts your above insights into context? I would love to learn more from you and I think others members would like to too :)
Thanks Thirza! It is good to be back. I will gladly do as you ask. Let me give it some thought.
Hi @Isabel Tostes Ribeiro thanks for sharing this paper, it's great to see more behaviour change material on WildHub! I noted with interest your conclusions that there was no real difference between merely providing information vs information + behavioural nudge. I have long worked with the application of social marketing as a tool for conservation behaviour change and seen that effecting lasting change is a lot harder than we all think! I'd love to have a chat about all this if ever you are interested. Meanwhile perhaps you can check out the area of my website dedicated to training on social marketing: https://alanhesse.com/conservation-training/
A bit late perhaps but congratulations @Flavia Martinelli on being a WH Connector!
Thanks for sharing this resource @Flavia Martinelli. I had come across it before and I believe it is a rare example of fact-based storytelling that truly reflects Global South perspectives. I too create graphic novels about climate change and in fact I'm working on my 5th one right now, which is 100% focused on Brazil. If interested I'd love to run it past you at some point!
Note: Due to the UK leaving British Summer Time please double check your time zone is accurate. I have checked on the internet but just to be sure!
5pm GMT Margate/London/Wiltshire, UK @Jack Cole @Douglas Houston @Eden Plummer @Jennifer McNulty @Christine Tansey @Jackie Symmons @Juliet Landeman @Taranee @Emily Wagdin @Evelyn Len @Charlotte Green @Giuseppe Forestieri @Emily Rampling @Camille Burton Belfast, UK @Lucy Tallents , @Lara Reden
6pm Abuja, Nigeria @Temitope Rebecca Adelola and @Temiloluwa Fajembola Yaoundé, Cameroon @Fodjo Tamo Cédric Alex and @Fai Collins Ndi Madrid, Spain @Matthias Zaussinger @Fátima D. Gigante Germany @Stephanie Ward Sweden @Kate Evans @Malin Johansson France @Natalia Rożniewska
7pm Lusaka, Zambia @Chewe Chiti , @Victor Chanza Gaborone, Botswana @Albertinah Matsika Harare, Zimbabwe @Marrian Tendai Rwizi South Africa @Luke Foster Lusaka, Zambia @Chewe Chiti , @Victor Chanza
8pm Mji Mkongwe, Zanzibar @Ussi Abuu Mnamengi Dar es Salaam @Athumani Zuberi and @Philipo Herman Malley Nairobi, Kenya @Neville Agesa and @Muthoni Njuguna and @Kevin Lunzalu
10PM Pakistan @Ufaq Manzar
10:30PM New Delhi, India @Dr Pranab J Patar , @Loretta Andrade , and @Kartik Thevar
9AM Santa Cruz, USA @Carolyn Rosevelt, MSc (she/her)
11AM Costa Rica, @Frank van der Most
12PM Quito, Ecuador @Alan J. Hesse Belmopan, Belize @James Foley Washington D. C., USA @Craig Fergus
2PM Brasilia, Brazil @Laura Nery Silva OH, USA @Josh Boyle Nova Scotia, Canada @Nolan White
Thank you Lize for going the extra mile calculating the time zones! Very good practice. See you all there.
Hi @Mitchell Rae pleased to meet you and congratulations for this event! Unfortunately for some reason it slipped under my radar but I'd love to know how it went. I too dedicate my efforts to communicating about climate and nature in ways that are engaging, effective and positive. Hopefully we can meet at one of the WH Socials some time to chat further.
Thanks for posting Lize and to both you and Lara for setting this up! Looking forward to the next Art Social!
Thanks for this fantastic learning opportunity, @Giuseppe Forestieri - I'll be there!