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Scaling-up nutrition: Bridging the great Indian hunger divide

Ghosh, Ishani and Nahar, Praveen (2015) Scaling-up nutrition: Bridging the great Indian hunger divide. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD4) 2015 Symposium, 1-3 Sep 2015, Banff, Canada.

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Abstract

This research reflects on the wicked problem of malnutrition in India by a case study of an
academic project carried out in National Institute of Design, India titled ‘Bridging the Great
Indian Hunger Divide through Systems Thinking and Design’. The project is an inquiry into the
perplexing ubiquity of hunger, poverty and malnutrition in a fast growing economy like India. This
project is an attempt to understand and analyse the multi-dimensional complexity of the myriad
branches of the food system in India and the various components that back it. The key questions
was- ‘How can the Indian food system be designed to ensure food security?’ The project built
upon the principles of system thinking to understand the various opportunity areas for intervention.
With a vision of a nourished India, the project concluded with the mapping of opportunities across
all dimensions and conceptualisation of possible interventions that can bolster the existingsystem.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2017 14:14
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 19:25
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2038

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