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Participatory System Dynamics Mapping for Collaboration and Socioecological Integration in the Lake Tana Region

  • Krystyna Stave
  • Birgit Kopainsky
  • Mesfin Anteneh
  • Abebe Ameha Mengistu
  • Mesenbet Yibeltal Sebhat
  • Shimelis Aynalem
  • Berihun Tefera
  • Alemayehu Wassie
  • Chalachew Aragaw
  • Belachew Getenet
  • Biazenlegn S. Beyene
  • Azanaw Abebe
  • Goraw Goshu
  • Aklilu Tilahun Tadesse
  • Melak Mesfin Ayenew
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Part of the AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series book series (AESS)

Abstract

This chapter presents a system map of causal links and feedback loops among social and ecological components in the Lake Tana region. The map was collaboratively developed by twenty-seven regional researchers, managers, and development experts who participated in a one-day systems mapping workshop entitled “Strengthening Links between Policy and Research for Sustainable Development in the Lake Tana Basin ” held in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia in November 2014. The chapter describes the map development process, content of the map, participant perspectives on the value of the process and the workshop outcomes, and steps for building on the workshop.

Keywords

Participatory system dynamics Group model building SES System integration System mapping Causal loop diagram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krystyna Stave
    • 1
  • Birgit Kopainsky
    • 2
  • Mesfin Anteneh
    • 3
  • Abebe Ameha Mengistu
    • 4
  • Mesenbet Yibeltal Sebhat
    • 5
  • Shimelis Aynalem
    • 6
    • 10
    • 11
  • Berihun Tefera
    • 6
  • Alemayehu Wassie
    • 6
  • Chalachew Aragaw
    • 7
  • Belachew Getenet
    • 3
  • Biazenlegn S. Beyene
    • 8
  • Azanaw Abebe
    • 6
  • Goraw Goshu
    • 6
  • Aklilu Tilahun Tadesse
    • 2
  • Melak Mesfin Ayenew
    • 9
  1. 1.School of Public Policy and LeadershipUniversity of Nevada Las VegasLas VegasUSA
  2. 2.System Dynamics GroupUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Faculty of Social SciencesBahir Dar UniversityBahir DarEthiopia
  4. 4.Department of BiologyAdama UniversityAdamaEthiopia
  5. 5.Department of Water Resources and Irrigation EngineeringBahir Dar UniversityBahir DarEthiopia
  6. 6.College of Agriculture and Environmental SciencesBahir Dar UniversityBahir DarEthiopia
  7. 7.Amhara Region Livestock Resources Development Promotion AgencyBahir DarEthiopia
  8. 8.College of ScienceBahir Dar UniversityBahir DarEthiopia
  9. 9.Division of MathematicsAddis Ababa Science and Technology UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  10. 10.College of Natural ScienceAddis Ababa UniversityAddis AbabaEthiopia
  11. 11.Research Associate of International Crane FoundationBarabooUSA

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