Activity 1.2 B
Establish what is known
This activity will help you understand what people in your team or across your organisation already know about a problem and existing efforts to solve it.
As individuals you may only know a little about the problem, but as a wider group you will often know a significant amount about the problem. We call these ‘unknown knowns‘ – the things that you don’t know that other members of your team do know.
This exercise is designed to make this information about the problem known to everyone in the group. We like Frog Design’s ‘Knowledge Hunt’ approach to exposing these unknown knowns. We have suggested tweaks to this exercise in the instructions below.
Before carrying out this exercise make sure you review any accountability or feedback mechanisms that might provide insights into how the disaster-affected population experience the problem. If you’re organising and facilitating the session, advise other participants to do the same.
Frog Design (2016) Collective Action Toolkit.
See p22 for Knowledge Hunt exercise