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Systems Thinking and Simulation for Integrated Planning

Develop holistic strategies with Systems Thinking workshop, focusing on simulation for integrated planning and effective decision-making.

About the Course

This workshop is designed to equip decision-makers with the foundational principles of Systems Thinking. This approach is instrumental in formulating comprehensive strategies for development processes. The workshop combines theoretical insights with practical applications, encompassing keynote presentations, debates, simulations, and gaming sessions. These components collectively emphasize the utility of Systems Thinking in enhancing the coherence and effectiveness of policy responses to complex development challenges.

Learning Outcomes

Participants of the workshop can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Acquire Systems Thinking Skills: Develop an understanding of Systems Thinking as a method for comprehensive analysis in policy development and planning.

  2. Holistic View of Development Processes: Gain insights into creating coherent strategies that address the multifaceted nature of development challenges.

  3. Practical Application: Engage in simulation and gaming sessions that illustrate the application of Systems Thinking in real-world scenarios.

  4. Tool Familiarization: Learn about qualitative and quantitative tools that augment policy effectiveness and decision-making processes.

  5. Enhanced Policy Responses: Foster the ability to devise integrated and effective policy responses through a systemic approach.

Target Audience

The workshop is ideal for:

  • Policy Makers: Individuals in government and public administration tasked with developing policies.

  • Development Professionals: Staff in NGOs, international development organizations, and other sectors focusing on sustainable development and integrated planning.

  • Strategic Planners: Professionals involved in long-term planning and implementation of development projects.

  • Academics and Researchers: Individuals in academia researching public policy, sustainable development, and related fields, looking to incorporate Systems Thinking into their work.

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