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Building Resilience for Better Outcomes in Complex Crises: Syria refugee crisis

I’ve had the good fortune to work on the Syria refugee crisis over the past year, helping UNDP and UNHCR highlight innovative responses to the crisis, report on progress in building resilience across the region, and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues to generate new approaches to the refugee crises locally (in four Middle Eastern countries). 756 more words

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Adjusting a Theory of Change midway

I got a very good feedback on my blog post last week on complexity informed Theories of Change, it was shared widely on Twitter. But I also got some questions. 493 more words


Complexity informed Theory of Change

We know that current development challenges are complex. But not all elements of a development programme are necessarily complex. How does a theory of change look like that shows us which aspects of a programme are complex and which aren’t? 1,240 more words


Tri-Met's Orange Line Landscapes: Bybee Stop to Oak Grove

Part 2 of the Orange Line series

Heading south of the Harold St. overpass the Orange Line leaves the most urbanized portion of its route, or at least its most densely populated stretch.   5,108 more words


Tri-Met's Orange Line Landscapes: Clinton & SE 12th to Harold St.

Size matters.  In horticulture it changes everything.  Things that are inconsequential, or maybe even enjoyable in the backyard garden, can quickly become daunting or onerous when the scale is ramped up.   5,239 more words


What influences the ecological success of river restoration?

In the last twenty years or so, environmental managers on many rivers and streams around the world have undertaken restoration schemes in an attempt to rectify the ecological damage caused by decades – if not centuries – of human modifications and pollution. 1,110 more words


The Subterranean Dance: Plants, Nutrients, Water and Their Relationship in Soil Health

Third in the Water Series

As I seem to keep repeating, water, makes life possible. Plants and animals, with too little, die. Soil, in a very real sense is alive as well, and requires water to animate it. 6,895 more words