Equitable Systemic Design For Disaster Risk Reduction


[Re]Align participants around a shared understanding of individual values, goals, and interests for the problem situation, as well as their disparate ways of knowing and working.

Reasons to Use:

    • New or unfamiliar participants

    • Highly interdisciplinary participants

    • First-time researcher-practitioner convergence

    • Conflicts between assumed solutions, interests, and norms

Outcomes of Success:

    • Integrative language and ways of knowing

    • Shared problem-solving priorities, goals, & vision

    • Increased empathy and culture among participants

    • Organization and process for working together

Objectives of Process Steps:

1. Welcome new researcher and practitioner participants and finalize the principles of inclusion for the problem-solving process

2. Build empathy, determine mutual interests, and clarify disciplinary approaches to the problem topic

3. Agree on a shared vision and goals for participating in and facilitating the problem-solving process

4. Establish the roles, responsibilities, and expectations for researcher and practitioner participants in the problem-solving process

Researchers and practitioners sharing collective knowledge in meeting

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