Discrimination, power and conflict

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Despite our best efforts at union, we live in a world of division. A world where competing political rhetoric causes anger and conflict; where ideological differences lead to privilege, poverty, and discriminative stereotypes, and where mass media is powered by sensationalism and severance to sell. A world of power, discrimination, and conflict. But as human beings, through our very nature of being, we have more that brings us together than sets us apart.

Our SenseMaker® methodology began in the defence sector, exploring questions of national security and conflict resolution. We have since worked extensively within the developmental sector challenging inequality wherever it surfaces. Distributed ethnography is what we do; real life observations, from real people, in the real world. empowering and listening, truly listening, to people’s stories to enact positive change and this is what we want to continue to do.

Our previous projects have included:

  • Gender equality in the workplace, in education and in healthcare
  • The impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations
  • Domestic violence prevention
  • Loneliness within elderly populations
  • International conflict resolution
  • Resilience and leadership
  • And many more…

What does the program include?

Like all our Cynefin® Centre programme, members of the climate change programme have access to the following support:

  • A network of practitioners in their area of expertise and beyond
  • Pre-designed and literature-supported material for their SenseMaker® collectors
  • SenseMaker® use licenses, the number of which depends on the type of membership
  • Training in designing and understanding SenseMaker® projects
  • Webinars and additional resources

Support in developing new methods, themes and areas of research that are consistent with the aims and direction of the 'Power, Discrimination and Conflict' programme.

Who can join?

This programme is open to governments, not for profit organisations, academic institutions, and students. We welcome anyone with an interest in equality and fighting discrimination, conflict resolution, domestic violence prevention, human rights, safeguarding vulnerable populations, and anyone broadly interested in matters of power, discrimination and conflict.

Reach out to us if you want to start a discussion!