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Tony Quinlan
Nice article today on the WorldBank and its behavioural change aims – my favourite piece was this: Toilets, for example. Nowhere is open defecation more prominent than in India, where more than 600 million people have no access to a toilet. But even where proper sanitation has been installed, “people tend not to want to […]
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Tony Quinlan
There’s more to come on the results of the recent Fragments of Impact event in Istanbul – the current plan is to write the projects up properly as soon as we can a) find people who can write effectively on this topic or b) find the time ourselves to sit and write. (Volunteers welcome…) But. […]
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Tony Quinlan
Back in June 2015, we began the Fragments of Impact programme, partnering with UNDP, to explore how to use SenseMaker® in monitoring and evaluation. This week we’re back in Istanbul, with all the various participants to teach and explore the data and what to do next – in terms of interventions, in terms of monitoring […]
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Tony Quinlan
We’re running CrowdSensor right now in Singapore – Join in here.  We’re looking for everyone’s thoughts on what might happen next. There’s an interesting experiment on micro-scenarios taking place right now at the International Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning Symposium in Singapore that’s looking for input. It’s gathering international reactions and opinions on what happens […]
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Tony Quinlan
The National Health Service in Northern Ireland are among the earliest users of SenseMaker®, working with network member Anne McMurray to explore multiple health-focussed issues.  Early examples included work around bereavement in families, allowing local teams to improve and adapt the support they provide – a report from that project is here. Most recently, the excellent 10,000 […]
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Tony Quinlan
Cognitive Edge and UNDP are together launching a unique initiative  to engage with new ways of working on difficult problems in complex and fast-changing situations.  The programme will last six months and a limited number of participants are being invited from across a variety of NGO and government groups. Sign up now – email Anna […]
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Tony Quinlan
In December 2012, I flew to Bratislava with Dave Snowden where we met with a roomful of smart, enthusiastic UNDPers (led by the redoubtable Milica Begovic) for a two-day event based around SenseMaker®.  In two days, we moved from an introduction to narrative and self-signification to identifying half a dozen projects and then to developing […]
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