The opportunities of learning from failure are countless. Yet organizations and businesses that are willing to share these lessons with others are rare because they are often afraid of admitting failure. This represents a missed opportunity. Openly acknowledging failure promotes innovation and collaboration among colleagues.
The early recognition of failures and subsequent adaptation is crucial for avoiding bigger 'disasters' or 'dead alleys' over the long term of projects. This is particularly true for problems that are too complex to be solved by linear approaches but which require continuous adaptation.
The aim of the seminar is to provide a space for water and energy practitioners, scientists, donors, and policymakers, where they can discuss theory and implementation failures and lessons learned from these failure experiences. From looking at cross-cutting issues in the water and the energy sector, to personal and professional experiences, presenters will share their perspectives on learning from failure.
Some of the key questions that will be discussed during the session include:
· How can we draw lessons learned and best practices from projects that have failed in the water and energy sector?
· Why sharing failures is important for promoting sustainable development?
Participation from the audience is encouraged.
Mr. Luca Di Mario
Ms. Olimar Maisonet-Guzmán
14:15 Paradigmatic obstacles in addressing water problems. Four examples from a 50-year plus career
Prof. Malin Falkenmark, SIWI
14:35 Participatory Irrigation Management: Hits and Misses
Dr. Aditi Mukherji, ICIMOD
14:55 From Guinea Pigs and White Elephants…
Dr. Pay Drechsel, IWMI
15:35 Coffee Break
16:05 Power to Segregate: Attempts at Managing Irrigation Pumping in India
Dr. Jenny Grönwall, SIWI
16:25 To Fail Was My Biggest Mistake, Until I Finally Started to Learn
Mr. Peter Anderberg, Climate Bridge
16:45 Discussion and Conclusions
17:30 Close of Seminar
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