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Bellwether Collaboratory


It takes everyone's perspective to see the whole elephant

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Bellwether Collaboratory


It takes everyone's perspective to see the whole elephant

 

Elephant Builder

The Elephant Builder system-mapping process helps policymakers, scientists, and citizens integrate their very different expertise into a shared map of the effects of climate change and discover novel adaptation solutions.

 

Collaborate

Bring people together across sectors to build a shared vision. Engage affected communities in defining the problem. 

See the Big Picture

It really is a mess out there. The broader the input, the cleaner the output: Simplify less. See more clearly. 

SOlve Wicked Problems

The Elephant Builder's algorithms extract patterns from the mess, helping you find leverage in the system. 

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Collaboration is complicated


To manage complexity, embrace complexity

Collaboration is complicated


To manage complexity, embrace complexity

How does it work? 

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The Elephant Builder asks each builder about their own area of expertise: What affects this variable, and what else does it affect?

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The Elephant Builder synthesizes all the builders' inputs into a causal diagram of the system as a whole. We keep track of the interconnections so you don't have to. 

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The Elephant Builder searches the system for structures that drive resilience and change, so you can anticipate unintended consequences and design effective policies.