Week 8 - Actor Mapping

Actor maps are a type of system map designed to reveal the network of people and organizations within a given system and how they are interrelated. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of the stakeholder’s values, models, incentives and the power dynamics in the system. This is done by creating maps consisting of the various individuals and organizations that have a role in the system we wish to change. This guide is designed to walk you through the process of making your own actor maps, highlighting the key considerations for gaining a holistic insight into the actors, incentives and power dynamics within a given system.