Launched in 2017 after the development of the CDCRP Framework, the National Association of Climate Resilience Planners (NACRP) is a multi-stakeholder, peer-learning, resource, and referral network that fosters equitable and effective, place-based climate resilience planning and implementation. The Framework, NACRP, and an emerging community of practice seek to continue to define and build this emerging field of community-driven planning by elevating the expertise and successes of grassroots leaders rooted in frontline communities. Climate Innovation coordinates the NACRP and CDCRP-related peer learning and facilitation referrals with our NACRP Facilitators network.
In 2021, in partnership with Facilitating Power, the NAACP, and Climate Justice Alliance, Climate Innovation launched Vision Power Solutions (VPS), a 12-workshop series to build capacity for community-driven planning among facilitators, organizers, leaders, and educators who are accountable to Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. This training is part of a larger effort to foster a facilitator’s community of practice and referral network within the field of community-driven planning. Currently the series has participants from across the country and US Territories, with over 220 participants and 100 CBOs represented. Learn more
In 2022, the NACRP will launch the second phase of the Vision Power Solutions series, with curriculum from the VPS series content informing a NACRP facilitators certification program. Participants who have completed at least six of the VPS sessions will be invited to participate in a Facilitative Leadership Training cohort that expands the existing NACRP Facilitators Network. This national network of facilitative grassroots leaders will be supported and trained to both lead community planning at the local level, and train the next generation of diverse leadership to subvert the current top-down planning paradigm. Growing this network helps Climate Innovation to continue expanding the NACRP and VPS offerings with more facilitators in future years.