This webinar will introduce the concept of social inclusion as it relates to Mission Ocean priorities and how projects can build promoting inclusivity into their design, increasing their chances of receiving funding.
Mission policy documents and funding calls specifically reference the need for activities to actively strive for inclusivity in terms of gender, non-coastal peoples, indigenous communities, race, and socioeconomics. By introducing examples of recent projects that have successfully examined, targeted, and increased inclusion ocean and water-based sustainability initiatives, the webinar will provide details on how to structure a project or work package to increase social inclusion in activities and initiative governance structures. Details of where more information and guidance can be found will also be provided.
About the trainer: Dr. Patricia McHugh, University of Galway, Ireland
Dr. Patricia McHugh is a Lecturer in Marketing with the University of Galway, Ireland. Patricia’s passion for achieving change and societal impact has led her to spend the last 15 years designing and implementing Stakeholder Engagement Strategies and Co-Creation Toolkits for Environmental Behaviour Change. Patricia’s previous research on European funded-projects SOPHIE, Sea Change and Sea for Society involved designing and implementing inclusive stakeholder engagement processes for coastal development and sustainable transitions. Patricia has published her work in the Journal of Social Marketing, Marine Policy, Environmental Education Research, Frontiers in Marine Science, Social Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Management and Social Indicators Research.