Equitable Systemic Design For Disaster Risk Reduction


[Re]Present the complex system of the problem situation based on synthesis of evidence from [Re]Assess, [Re]Discover, and [Re]View in a meaningful, interpretable way for all participants.

Reasons to Use:

    • Overwhelmed by the volume of evidence

    • Perspectives not synthesized and contextualized

    • Insights are equivocal or paradoxical

    • Evidence is not obviously actionable

Outcomes of Success:

    • Shared awareness of the problem’s scope and elements

    • Synthesis of gathered disciplinary knowledge

    • Situated meaning of evidence and its uncertainty

    • Mutual understanding of the problem as a complex system

Objectives of Process Steps:

1. Unpack and disaggregate the evidence base about the problem topics

2. Reorganize the pieces of scholarly and practical evidence and cluster into integrative constructs

3. Identify and characterize relationships between the constructs to create a representation of the problem system

4. Examine the resulting system, identify key system elements, and specify the problem scope for solving

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