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ARDI: A Co-construction Method for Participatory Modeling in Natural Resources Management

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dc.contributor.author Etienne, Michel
dc.contributor.author Du Toit, Derick R.
dc.contributor.author Pollard, Sharon
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-26T19:51:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-26T19:51:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7563
dc.description.abstract "The outcomes of a series of tests of the ARDI (Actors, Resources, Dynamics, and Interactions) method in complex cases or conflict-ridden situations is presented. ARDI is part of a companion modeling approach that makes it possible to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders in the design and development of land and water management plans. It is based on participatory workshops that set out to collaboratively imagine a future open, dynamic management system, capable of adaptation and anticipation, by gathering the various stakeholders in a partnership to examine conservation of the natural resources and promoting a sustainable development. Its originality lies in the co-construction of a 'conceptual model' of the functioning of the territory, according to an overarching, negotiated development question. The approach is based on the collective articulation of the key elements of a context or territory by stakeholders such as managers, representatives, socio-professional technicians, nongovernmental organizations, experts, and scientists, and local policy makers. This sharing of representations is done by means of a series of collective workshops during which Actors, Resources, Dynamics, and Interactions constituting the profile of the territory are identified and clarified. This work of co-construction is conducted within a precise methodological framework that we present in a step-by-step format. The method is grounded in concrete experience gleened from tests conducted by the authors over the past five years. Finally, the requirement for specific skills as well as pitfalls to avoid when applying the method are discussed." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject modeling en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject participatory development--models en_US
dc.title ARDI: A Co-construction Method for Participatory Modeling in Natural Resources Management en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector Theory en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 16 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US

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