Problem Description"Global health and Education are two key areas among the several areas of focus while considering the application of systems thinking methodologies. Several international development organisations and NGO’s deal with the problems associated with health and education in several parts of the world. While their efforts are commendable, it is intriguing to note that advancements in technology have not quite given the necessary tools to tackle these issues. We try to work around these problems part by part, analysing carefully how each sub part can be solved. While such an analysis is crucial to develop appropriate solutions, we fail to recognise the interdependent relations between several such subsystems. The understanding of these dependencies and relations is another such specialisation that can be better understood from a systems thinking lens." Quote from: https://www.indecs.eu/2014/indecs2014-pp99-107.pdf
"The research provides a case study of how Systems Thinking was applied to a local
community project. One of the food banks in the city was selected. The primary objective
that was being addressed was how to reduce dependency on the food bank.
The research focus can be categorised as follows:
examining the risks that result in dependency,
exploring barriers; what prevents people from finding a better job,
alleviation strategies; Moving people from dependency to independency,
designing a system to prevent dependency."
Quote from: https://www.indecs.eu/2014/indecs2014-pp99-107.pdf
- Juwaeriah Abdussamad, University of Ottawa
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|STAGE||SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED||EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES||RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING||FINANCE REQUIRED||KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED||GOAL|
|Developing and testing3||Mix of design and implementation skills|
|A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users||Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea|