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At GKI, we believe in the power of words to influence and inspire action.   We actively pursue humility, curiosity, and reflection in our work as we share our insights, experiences, and resources with the broader community of decision-makers, change-makers, and practitioners.

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Shifting from What’s Wrong to What’s Strong: An Appreciative Inquiry Approach

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Did you know your brain is wired with negativity bias? We are predisposed to spot things that are not going well and feel an instinctual tug to fix them. As a result, researchers estimate that we spend about 80% of our time trying to fix what’s not working and 20% of our time trying to build on our strengths.
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Systems mapping and human centered design: incentivizing cross-sector collaboration for disaster resilience

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Natural disasters in the Caribbean are becoming more ferocious and frequent. This, coupled with the increasing detrimental impacts of climate change, mean that the vulnerabilities faced by small island nations in the Eastern Caribbean are set to intensify.
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