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Cultural Adaption – A SenseMaker® Pulse



Our world highly politicises migration and integration. The political left and right use refugees and migrants as pawns in their game of chess. With the current Ukraine crisis, there is a huge divergence in how people want their country to treat refugees and how their government is actually treating them. The unfortunate rise of xenophobia is another challenge. People forget the humanity of refugees fleeing war-torn countries, and migrants simply looking for a better life. They’re just like us.

Some people face war, poverty, discrimination and situations that force them to leave their country, many LGBTQ+ people seek sanctuary, and the UNHCR has warned that climate change will increasingly cause displacement. These issues aren’t going away, and they could affect any of us.

Imagine you’re displaced from all you know because your home country is too dangerous. Imagine the intense fear of entering somewhere full of unknowns. With this new SenseMaker® project, we don’t have to imagine. We’re asking refugees and migrants for their stories of leaving their home countries and integrating into new ones. What does it mean for migrant communities to integrate into their country of arrival? What motivated them to leave their home? Do people want to adopt their new country’s customs or keep their own? Are people welcomed and embraced, or segregated and judged?

SenseMaker® is a safe place where refugees and migrants can tell their own stories, giving us an honest snapshot into the way people think across the globe. The power of meaning is in their hands, and we can help them feel at home.

SenseMaker® Pulses

At The Cynefin Company, we’ve been working hard to build a programme for the development sector, consolidating years of work within the field of humanitarian aid and human rights, disaster preparedness, social justice and equality, conflict resolution, and trauma recovery. We will be releasing a number of off-the-shelf, pre-designed SenseMaker® Pulses around a prescient topic to enable quick, easy, and sharp data collection whoever and wherever you are! All you need to do is pick it up and run!

Explore All Pulses 👉 HERE

About the Cynefin Company

The Cynefin Company (formerly known as Cognitive Edge) was founded in 2005 by Dave Snowden. We believe in praxis and focus on building methods, tools and capability that apply the wisdom from Complex Adaptive Systems theory and other scientific disciplines in social systems. We are the world leader in developing management approaches (in society, government and industry) that empower organisations to absorb uncertainty, detect weak signals to enable sense-making in complex systems, act on the rich data, create resilience and, ultimately, thrive in a complex world.

Cognitive Edge Ltd. & Cognitive Edge Pte. trading as The Cynefin Company and The Cynefin Centre.


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