- Chronic hunger lies at the center of a nexus of inextricably linked issues. Only by solving these issues together can we solve any of them. (See our 1995 Essay The New Human Agenda).
- Systems thinking is critical to sustainability, resilience, gender equality and improving nutrition.
- THP was born with a systems approach. The Systems Thinking pioneer – Donella Meadows – was a member of the working group that formulated The Hunger Project and served on our board of directors from 1979 to 1992.
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- Systems analysis – looking at the big picture, and mapping a comprehensive set of components.
- Theory of Change – mapping the sequence of outcomes that lead to the outcomes we want.
- “Theory U” – a process of collective unlearning and developing insights into complex systems
- A key question – “if it were working here, how would it work?”
- Recognizing and building on local capacity and local systems.
Global Campaigns and Initiatives:
Key reports and data sources:
- Buckminster Fuller Synergetics.
- Donella Meadows, Thinking in Systems: A Primer
- Donella Meadows et al, Limits to Growth (read this thoughtful review on its 40th anniversary).
- Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline.