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A practice guide for systems mapping

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Josefine Roos and Stephen Gray shared an introduction to mapping social conflict based on their experience in working with complex social systems and more specifically on their work in Myanmar.

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A practice guide for systems mapping

  1. 1. A  Practice   Guide  for   Systems   Mapping       AC4  Sustaining  Peace     Stephen  Gray   Josefine  Roos    
  2. 2. What  and  Why   systems   mapping?   Systems     mapping   in   practice  
  3. 3. What  and   why   systems   mapping?   – It’s  all  about  why   – Holistic:  understand  the  dynamic  influence   of  multiple  factors   – Non-­‐linearity     – Sticking  points  and  tipping  points   – Emergence:  more  than  the  sum  of  parts   – Leverage  points  for  system  change   – Anticipating  unintended  consequences   – Data:  chronology,  narratives,  groups   – Uses:  analysis,  strategy,  co-­‐learning    
  4. 4. Participatory   approaches  to   systems   mapping   – Flips  the  researcher-­‐ participant  paradigm   – Facilitates  ownership   – Multiple  perspectives   and  connections  (whole   system  view)   – New  leverage  points  
  5. 5. Identifying   important   causal   dynamics  
  6. 6. Identifying   important   causal   dynamics  
  7. 7. Identifying   important   causal   dynamics  
  8. 8. Identifying   important   causal   dynamics  
  9. 9. Your   turn…   –  Group  size?   –  Identify  situation  (not  on  map)   –  Identify  causal  factors     –  Political,  economic,  social,   technological,  historical   –  Map  causal  relationships   –  Reinforcing,  inhibiting   –  What’s  notable?   –  Loops  (reinforing/balancing)   –  Energy  hubs   –  Leverage  points   –  Details  matter   –  Facilitate,  not  dominate  
  10. 10. Is  this   useful   for  you?   – What  does  this  approach  offer   you  that  other’s  don’t?   – What  did  you  like  or  dislike?   – How  would  you  use  this  in   your  work?   – How  would  you  improve  it?  

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