Diagrammatic approach to understanding complex eco-social interactions in Kathmandu, Nepal

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dc.contributor.author Neudoerffer, R. Cynthia
dc.contributor.author Waltner-Toews, David
dc.contributor.author Kay, James J.
dc.contributor.author Joshi, D. D.
dc.contributor.author Tamang, Mukta S.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-04T16:42:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-04T16:42:00Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/47448
dc.description.abstract As part of developing an international network of community-based ecosystem approaches to health, a project was undertaken in a densely populated and socio-economically diverse area of Kathmandu, Nepal. Drawing on hundreds of pages of narrative reports based on surveys, interviews, secondary data, and focus groups by trained Nepalese facilitators, the authors created systemic depictions of relationships between multiple stakeholder groups, ecosystem health, and human health. These were then combined to examine interactions among stakeholders, activities, concerns, perceived needs, and resource states (ecosystem health indicators). These qualitative models have provided useful heuristics for both community members and research scholars to understand the eco-social systems in which they live; many of the strategies developed by the communities and researchers to improve health intuitively drew on this systemic understanding. The diagrams enabled researchers and community participants to explicitly examine relationships and conflicts related to health and environmental issues in their community. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (25 p. : ill.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Resilience Alliance en
dc.relation.ispartof Ecology and Society, v.10, issue 2, article 12 en
dc.subject COMPLEX SYSTEMS THEORY en
dc.subject ECOSYSTEM APPROACHES en
dc.subject HUMAN HEALTH en
dc.subject KATHMANDU en
dc.subject NEPAL en
dc.subject SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS en
dc.subject URBAN ECOSYSTEMS en
dc.subject SOCIAL SYSTEM en
dc.subject ECOLOGY en
dc.title Diagrammatic approach to understanding complex eco-social interactions in Kathmandu, Nepal en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 101277
idrc.project.title Urban Ecosystem Health in Kathmandu (Nepal) - Phase II en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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