Matthew Stevens at ALNAP Urban Learning Exchange

LLST Director Matthew Stevens recently had the opportunity to attend and present at the ALNAP Urban Learning Exchange — Systems Thinking in Humanitarian Response. ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance) is a global network of NGOs, UN agencies, members of the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, academics, networks, and consultants dedicated to learning how to improve response to humanitarian crises. This event was centred around using systems-based thinking to improve humanitarian response.

Matthew had the opportunity to build and deliver a new humanitarian icebreaker game for the event, entitled Missed Connections. Missed Connections is a short exercise on systems thinking in urban humanitarian response scenarios, designed to be completed in 30 minutes or less. To learn more about Missed Connections follow us here on our blog, on Facebook and Twitter, or join our online mailing list.

Matthew was honoured to take part in this event among so many excellent humanitarian, development, and systems thinking experts!

Up next, Matthew will be presenting for students at the University of Portsmouth for Teaching Fellow Phil Crook. Matt and Phil collaborate via UNOCHA’s Simulation and Training Network (STN) and will be putting together a presentation at HNPW later in April titled “Game-Based Learning Methods for Humanitarian Analysis and Training.”