congratulations for having started this modelling attempt, and sharing this collaboratively in this group of System Thinkers! I'm so glad this is finally happening, and that you have the tools to model this, and share for collaboration. This should be promoted really widely, and invite people from the systems community(ies) to engage and contribute, and also beyond the 'boundaries' of 'our' community. This urgent and complex policy problem, and the public attention and need for action it has (finally, and unfortunately) reached is a perfect case for Systems Thinkers to work on practically and collaboratively. Cannot thank you enough for having stepped up to it. Could it be considered to eventually share the insights arising from this modelling activity also with policy makers? This would very much resonate with the 'evidence-based policy making' paradigm, and could really contribute to moving beyond single-issue discussions, focusing on quick fixes and ill advised policies which only will have counter-productive effects, as we unfortunately still see dominating the policy discourses about 'the refugee problem(s)'. Can this become a real case study that matters very much for 'real life' and policy making? This could serve powerfully to get Systems Thinking out of its 'expert' (and nerd) niche, and bring it to the attention of those who have to make policy decisions - provided they really want to take analysis into account in their decision-making. Could be good to connect with agencies such as UNHCR, IMO, and other relevant agencies with an (preferably international and non-partisan) advocacy or policy-advice role. It might be a welcome contribution Thanks again for your efforts!
With the help of the iMODELER complex, inter-connected and inter-sectional nexuses that lead tonhigh complexity as they are known in sustainable development debates involving several environmental disciplines, policy and governance and capacity building processes can be easily investigated, analysed and visualized.
Model sharing on KNOW-WHY.NET promotes knowledge transfer and shows an expert’s quality.
CONGRATULATION and CHAPEAU what you have initiated, here. From my point of view only this is REAL KNOWLEDGE Management as the cause and effect relations represent maps of thoughts of a topic that can be easily followed and extended this way. So far we have managed at most information. The difference between information and knowledge is the difficult task of learning. With the features from KNOW-WHY.NET you can now access the thoughts and knowledge of others, use it and extend it. I think this is really an epic progress that has started fairly silently.... I wish and hope that it will soon gain more public acknowledgement.
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www.know-why.net seems to be an impressive platform for inspiration, learning and knowledge brokerage. You can learn about model architecture and discuss your own drafts - that has been missing so far. well done!