TOOL | Mapping our Ecosystem

TOOL | Mapping our Ecosystem

An ecosystem map is a visual depiction of the landscape within an initiative operates. Creating a map of your issue’s ecosystem can be a useful way to identify larger systemic issues and problems at play. It can also help to reveal the complexity and dynamics between various elements within the system.

Use this tool to:

  • Identify gaps in essential services and functions

  • Strategize beyond the symptoms of an issue

  • Discover the larger systemic issues and dynamics between elements

  • Establish a scope for your work.



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