Connections between Ecosystem Services & Human Wellbeing (video)

In a whiteboard seminar given at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Tim Daw introduces and unpacks some of the issues and processes that connect ecosystem services to human wellbeing.

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Too hot to do modelling? – cool techniques to develop models as thinking tools

Post by Romina Martin from the Stockholm Resilience Centre

For 6 days, an amazing group of people (SPACES project members and friends) met in Diani Beach to learn some modelling techniques and to develop models together that represent the main aspects from coastal ecosystems and their use. One particular challenge was to discuss not just one modelling paradigm but two. We started with a system dynamics view, identifying relevant dampening and reinforcing feedbacks that might drive the dynamic development of the systems under study. The alternative approach we discussed was the agent-based view describing more explicit human decisions and particular sequences of events happening. Another challenge was to introduce participants to little pieces of coding for model implementation. We worked with NetLogo to use an interface that […]

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Linking poverty alleviation and sustainable coastal ecosystems in Mozambique

On the 10th and 11th February, 2015, SPACES ran a two day workshop in Mozambique to improve understanding of poverty alleviation and coastal ecosystems in both urban and rural areas in the coastal region, for both local participants, and the SPACES team. The workshop took place at Pemba Beach Hotel, Pemba, and attracted 27 participants from a wide range of organizations including government, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

 

The workshop used tools and methods that facilitated system thinking – thinking about how different parts of the coastal systems are connected, and how change happens over time. The tools also ensured close interactions among the participants and facilitated sharing of knowledge and experience. The two major tools and processes that were used included:

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Looking into the Future Workshop, Diani

Linking poverty alleviation and sustainable coastal ecosystems in Kenya

On the 3rd and 4th February, 2015, SPACES ran a two day workshop in Kenya to improve understanding of poverty alleviation and coastal ecosystems in both urban and rural areas in the coastal region, for both local participants, and the SPACES team. The workshop took place at Leopard Beach hotel, Diani, and attracted 22 participants from a wide range of organizations including government, community-based organizations, and non-governmental organizations.

 

The workshop used tools and methods that facilitated system thinking – thinking about how different parts of the coastal systems are connected, and how change happens over time. The tools also ensured close interactions among the participants and facilitated sharing of knowledge and experience. The two major tools and processes that […]

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