HUMAN-CENTERED APPROACH: 4-D SOLUTION SPACE

E2E believes that human-centered solutions to development challenges are the only viable option to avoiding a repeat of the tragic events of January 12, 2010 in Haiti or other parts of the developling world. Such an approach inevitably defines the solution space within which innovations with the greatest potential to achieve lasting impacts can be discovered.

 

This solution space generally unfolds across four dimensions, populated with constraints and design requirements unique to that setting. Mouse over each of these dimensions to learn more.

RESILIENCY
RESILIENCY

for reduction of vulnerabilities to manmade and natural hazards

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FEASIBILITY
FEASIBILITY

for practical implementation using locally available skill sets, technologies and materials

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SUSTAINABILITY
SUSTAINABILITY

for self-financed risk mitigation using local resources, both economic and natural

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VIABILITY
VIABILITY

for not just acceptance, but advocacy and promotion by the community as a culturally approriate solution

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