Equitable Systemic Design For Disaster Risk Reduction


[Re]Assess the roots, stakeholders, and implications of the problem situation. Inventory past (lack of) successes. Identify tensions of research and practice.

Reasons to Use:

    • Mismatches between research, practice, and or local knowledge

    • Limited progress or negative experiences

    • Suspect missed opportunities

    • Reluctance to reflect & diagnose

Outcomes of Success:

      • Insights about problem-solving participants

      • Historical and causal forces of past problem-solving

      • The potential for research, practice, and local knowledge integration

      • Participants commitment to proceed or not

Objectives of Process Steps:

1. Share participants’ capacities, interests, and experiences with the problem situation across knowledge communities

2. Reflect on past problem-solving efforts to characterize what went right or wrong, what opportunities were missed, and why

3. Clarify the tensions between research, practice, and communities in past engagements that have limited problem-solving success

4. Decide whether inclusive systemic design is appropriate for the problem situation and commit to how to proceed

Researchers and practitioners sharing collective knowledge in meeting

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