My research generates models and hands-on solutions to improve the process of sustainable community development.
The methods I use are familiar and aligned with the cognitive capacity of the communities I work with. I prefer to communicate with the communities through stories and drawings instead of letters and numbers and apply a three-step process in each research project.
Step 1: Understanding the system
Step 2: Understanding decision-making
Step 3: Understanding collaboration
Alignment between the community and the outside partner(s) is analyzed with the Model for the Potential Analysis of Conflict in Development (MAPCID).