The Adapt Peacebuilding podcast interviews leading thinkers to unpack methodologies and learning that can enable the betterment of conflict transformation policy and practice. Our interviews explore five hypothetical ingredients for sustainable peacebuilding in conflicted societies: local agency, adaptation, systemic seeing and doing, scalability, and inclusion
Adaptive Management (AM) is a form of organizing work in which the focus is on learning from the context and adapting your approach to the given context as you learn about it and as the context changes. This is different from the typical approach that establishes a plan at the beginning.
This is important because many practitioners are interested in “complexity.” When working in a given conflict, often practitioners don’t have a lot of information about the needs of the community, the variables, the changes that will occur, etc. A predetermined plan won’t usually work. Practitioners should be “responsibly experimental” and learn as they try new solutions to conflict.
Some of the key elements of this conversation were:
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