Participatory System Dynamics Mapping for Collaboration and Socioecological Integration in the Lake Tana Region
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.
KeywordsParticipatory system dynamics Group model building SES System integration System mapping Causal loop diagram
- Antunes MP, Stave KA, Videira N, Santos R (2015) Using participatory system dynamics in environmental and sustainability dialogues. In: Ruth M (ed) Handbook of research methods and applications in environmental studies. Cheltenham, UK: Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar PublishingGoogle Scholar
- Vennix JAM (1996) Group model building: facilitating team learning using system dynamics. Wiley, ChichesterGoogle Scholar