Deirdre

Deirdre Jafferally

Iwokrama International Centre
Guyana

What is System Viability Analysis

A photostory

July 6, 2012

Author : Ryan Benjamin, Rebecca Xavier, Grace Albert, Bertie Xavier, Deirdre Jafferally

Location : Guyana, North Rupununi, Bina Hill

Discipline : Agriculture, Conservation, Culture, Education, Governance, Health, History, Livelihoods, Subsistence, Transportation

Orientor : Adaptability, Coexistence, Existence, Flexibility, Ideal  Performance, Resistance

Quality : High

On 27 – 29 October 2011, community members gathered to discuss the new COBRA project, which is looking at how communities can find solutions to problems using system viability approach. This system asks a key question: what do communities need to survive? Six main driving forces were presented for participants to explore this idea. During the workshop participants then used video, photographs and drawings to present their ideas. This photostory presents some of the ideas of the participants.

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