Workshops

"GIS and Geodatamanagement" , October 29 - November 03, 2012, India

Workshop organized at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi, India

From 29 October to 2 November 2012 the TIGA partners from Ghana, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and India met at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in New Delhi, India, to participate in a GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Workshop organized by Valerie Graw, Antonio Rogmann and Max Stephan from the TIGA Team at the Center of Development Research in Bonn, Germany. The participants were taught basic GIS skills and gained insights into Marginality Hotspot Mapping, an approach developed within the MARGIP program. For TIGA the mapping of marginality hotspots is a core issue to identify regions in which the poor and marginalized live, lacking access to infrastructure and basic needs but where agricultural potential is available and can be facilitated with new technologies. Within one week all partners could see the potential of using GIS and mapping for area identification. This approach is now used by all TIGA partners.

"System Dynamics for Marginality Analysis", February 20-23, 2011, Bangladesh

Workshop organized at BRAC Center, RED, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The workshop aimed at testing a system dynamics tool for analyzing the root causes of extreme poverty and its suitability to capture the perspectives of the poorest themselves. It was carried out at BRAC headquarters in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The method was found to be useful for identifying key variables of the life systems of the poorest, explain the variable’s behavior within the system and analyze the impacts of interventions by changing system variables.

Workshop Reports

System Dynamics for Marginality Analysis, Bangladesh

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