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Ref the Wat-A-Game tookit most infos on - links also to participator planning
with the background of COmpanion Modeling (some others know it well in the group like Panomsak Promburom)

Some recent general presentations about our work :


On the Afromaison process:

On monitoring & evaluation by EMeline HAssenforder (phd std with us) :

Exemplary course content:
or with IWMI-ILRI at ADDIS :

About games and companion modeling the reference site is with the paper section:

NB the community was built with stronger links with multi-agent modeling and simulation as an exploratory tool (the 1998 conference on the topic

Rouchier, J., Barreteau, O., Bousquet, F., & Proton, H. (1998, July). Evolution and co-evolution of individuals and groups in environment. In Multi Agent Systems, 1998. Proceedings. International Conference on (pp. 254-260). IEEE.
Bousquet, F., Barreteau, O., Mullon, C., & Weber, J. (1996). Modélisation d’accompagnement: systèmes multi-agents et gestion des ressources renouvelables. Quel environnement au XXIème siècle? Environnement, maîtrise du long terme et démocratie.

The reference journal on games is : with 40 years of background on the topic.
The other more recent publishing place is and

participatory planning dialogues in Lari, Kenya

I would like to share two blog posts from IWMI researchers that focus on perceptions of landscapes and how we might consider bringing together the biophysical and social sciences, with an eye toward exploring various participatory methodologies.

The first is from Jayne Curnow (Anthropologist) and Yann Chemin (Remote Sensing Scientist):

The second is one I (Hydrologic Modeler) wrote regarding upcoming efforts that will take place as part of WLE and Humidtropics: This post generated some feedback (in comments) from outside the CGIAR, which was interesting to see.

This ICRAF blog on a concise paper just out in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability that argues for research 'in' rather than 'for' development, has relevance to next week's proceedings – it is written with a focus on agroforestry but the principles apply to sustainable intensification generally and the blog points to other relevant resources. Please do further circulate the link amongst your networks as relevant as we are keen to get these ideas some exposure and to garner feedback on them.

One small change of words – a giant leap in effectiveness!

The blog links to the open access paper on the journal website.

Climate change and social learning (initiative of CCAFS)

Better decision making on climate change, agriculture and food security through Participatory Action Research and Communication and Collective Social Learning