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Resilience Planning, a Facilitated Modelling Approach

Version 1 : Received: 25 February 2018 / Approved: 28 February 2018 / Online: 28 February 2018 (04:55:45 CET)

How to cite: Herrera, H.; Kopainsky, B. Resilience Planning, a Facilitated Modelling Approach. Preprints 2018, 2018020188 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201802.0188.v1). Herrera, H.; Kopainsky, B. Resilience Planning, a Facilitated Modelling Approach. Preprints 2018, 2018020188 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201802.0188.v1).

Abstract

Resilience has emerged as a buzzword among researchers and practitioners. However, despite its popularity, there has been little progress in moving it from an elaborate metaphor describing an idyllic state of the system to a tool for planning and managing adaptation. While case study research is rich with examples of systems that have proven to be resilient or are striving to develop resilience, there is no defined approach that operationalises concepts described in the literature into the planning process. This paper helps close this gap by illustrating how facilitated modelling can be used for resilience planning in socio-ecological systems. The paper summarizes our experience using facilitated system dynamics to inform a model-based discussion of food security resilience to climate change in Guatemala. We identify at least three positive outcomes from the intervention, which a) helped to build consensus about the meaning of resilience, b) improved stakeholders understanding of adaptation and c) outlined potential policies to enhance resilience.

Subject Areas

resilience; participation; planning; food systems

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