Participatory Modelling in North Omo, Ethiopia: Investigating the Perceptions of Different Groups Through Models: Training Course Report

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The paper deals with the subject of participatory modelling. It asks how such a process can portray a picture of a community that does not merely reflect the view of the dominant group. The paper reports on efforts to compensate for the effects of an often dominant group - men. While on a training course in northern Omo, Ethiopia, a group of women and children were asked to make their own model on the ground adjacent to the men. The issue of water availability, a subject not brought up the men, appeared to be key. As result, the paper concludes by highlighting the need for participation to encompass all groupings within a community.

Interest groups: 
Researchers and agriculturalists, and those working at the community and project level.
[London?]: Farm Africa - Ethiopia/IIED
IIED, 3 Endsleigh Street, London WC1H 0DD, UK
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Farm Africa - Ethiopia/IIED

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