Working with decision makers at different levels in Kenya and in Bangladesh, this project integrated local knowledge about ecosystem health and resource use. This allows a better understanding of how people – working individually and within social networks – generate, share and select knowledge, before finally acting upon it (their ‘Decision Network’).
Multiple models are needed to understand the whole system, but dynamic models help with understanding linkages and illustrated feedbacks at the local level. They also help facilitate colearning among different stakeholders.
ESPA. Impact Stories: The Decision Network. Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), UK (2014) 2 pp.