Map the System 2022

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A Global Systems Competition

64 international educational institutions competed in Map the System 2022, with 45 finalists attending the Global Final in June.

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2nd Place

Second place was awarded to North Dakota State University, whose project highlighted the importance of water in Navajo Nation culture, and how many Navajo Nation people are still without safe and reliable access to water. Find out more about North Dakota State University's Map the System project.

Grinnell College's project cover. Text reads: 'Human Trafficking in Assam.'

3rd Place

Third place was awarded to Grinnell College. Their project focused on the prevalence of human trafficking in the state of Assam, in Northeast India. They looked at the causal relations that make populations vulnerable to human trafficking. Find out more about Grinnell College's Map the System project.

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The University of Lancaster 

Runner Up

Read more about the University of Lancaster's project

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Vanderbilt University

Runner Up

Read more about the Vanderbilt University's project

A member of the Chicago team presenting at the final on stage.

The University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

Runner Up

Read more about the the University of Chicago's project.


Map the System 2022 in Numbers



950+ teams registered globally



21 countries represented

Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Rwanda, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA and Vietnam


64 higher education institutions

Each running their own Map the System competition



2022 Map the System Judges

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Sean Andrew

Sean is a systems change and complexity coach and dialogue process designer, host and facilitator. He works at the confluence of transformative conflict, action-inquiry, collaborative governance, and integrates emergent living systems principles and strategies to accompany individuals and groups to move forward with their most important and insidious social-ecological questions. Sean works with Forum for the Future and the School of System Change colleagues to support people to navigate the field by applying processes and frameworks that are most appropriate for their context. Sean’s experiences range from sustainability consulting with business, bringing in new governance practices in communities, designing learning networks in the public sector to permaculture design and hosting nature connection and regenerative culture building programmes.

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Dr. Faith Mwangi Powell

As Chief Executive Officer at Girls Not Brides, Faith is responsible for ensuring the partnership can fulfil its mission, goals and targets: a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and can achieve their full potential. Faith formerly served as Global Director for The Girl Generation, an initiative working to galvanize the Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation/ cutting. Faith is a public health expert with more than 20 years’ experience in leading, managing and implementing complex public health programmes in Africa. Faith holds a Master’s degree in Population Policies and Programmes and a Doctorate in Women’s Economic Development and Fertility Behaviour.

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Habiba Nabatu

Habiba is an Action Inquiry Manager at Lankelly Chase, a charitable foundation that works to improve the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantages. Habiba supports pioneering people and communities to nurture the ideas and relationships that can help improve the way we all approach social disadvantage. Habiba previously worked for Asian Action Group and the Community Development Foundation. Habiba has a degree in social policy and a master’s degree in Children and International Development.

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Dr. Kate Roll

Kate is Assistant Professor and Head of Teaching at UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). Kate is a political scientist interested in how business, technology, and the state interact to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. Her multi-disciplinary work brings a focus politics and power to questions such as ‘who gets what after war?’ and ‘how should corporations work with those in poverty?’ She currently leads research at IIPP focussing on the sustainable development goals (SDGs), with a particular interest in issues of financing and conflict (SDG16). Kate holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University, and both an MPhil in International Development Studies and DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford.

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Nathania (Tanya) Aritao

Tanya is an artist, entrepreneur, and social justice advocate. Her interdisciplinary social impact and innovation expertise has been developed over ten years of leading and facilitating interventions to address global social challenges including economic empowerment for survivors of exploitation. She is the founder of social venture TAYO International, which supports migrant workers to live at their best - with a focus on mental, physical, and financial wellbeing. Tanya is also the founder of Atlas & Axis Ltd, a coaching, consulting, and creative studio. Tanya is an alumna of Saïd Business School (MBA 2018-2019) and a two-time alumna of Map the System. Tanya is also a Fellow of the RSA and member of the RSA Good Work Guild.

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Roisin Dillon

Roisin was the 2018 Map the System Global Final Winner. Her research focused on understanding the “subtle nuances” contributing to the Opoid epidemic in Canada. Roisin graduated from the nursing programme at Mount Royal University in 2017 and since completed a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law. Roisin is now working in partnership with the UK Civil Service to reform the legislation underpinning healthcare professional regulation across the UK. Since winning Map the System, Roisin has also completed a PGCert at the University of Oxford in Patient Safety which included quality improvement and systems analysis courses. Roisin is using her system lens to collaborate with colleagues in Canada to help shape the redesign of nursing curriculum with a particular focus on decolonisation.

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Cemal Ezel

Cemal is the founder of Change Please, a partnership with The Big Issue. Change Please is a social enterprise that uses coffee as a way out of homelessness. It trains homeless people to become baristas and provides a London-living wage job, housing and bank account and therapy support to its beneficiaries. With now sites across the UK, Paris, Ireland and Australia, Change Please are having an impact to the lives of homeless people on an international basis. Cemal is also the founder of Old Spike Roastery, a social enterprise coffee roastery in south London that supports homeless people, and Spike + Earl, a social-enterprise restaurant in London. Cemal won Lloyd’s Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017.