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This case demonstrates the use of participatory research to bring together pastoralists, donors and researchers to build the capacity of the pastoralists to better withstand drought and similar shocks. The case is part of the Pastoral Risk Management (PARIMA) project of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program (GL-CRSP).

Project management, as a field of practice and aspiring discipline has enjoyed strong professional formation, driven by active associations of practitioners.

Five primary steps in the scenario process are charted: (1) defining project boundaries (2) determining the driving forces (3) analysing the driving forces (4) generating scenarios and (5) scenario transfer to allow visualisation of scenario outputs as a story.

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This framework presents a structured way to review all the possibilities for understanding and acting on a complex problem. The questions are:

Scoping of complex social and environmental problems can be undertaken using the following seven phase framework.

 

Phase 1: Analyse the Context

Combines system dynamics group modelling and group explorer strategy making to “facilitate the design of multi-method strategy modelling workshops”. Consists of:

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  • Provides detailed advice about the process of engaging stakeholders, including planning the process, methods, evaluation and managing conflict

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The Handbook comprises seven main sections:

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  • To describe different ways community engagement can occur
  • To assist in the selection of the appropriate level of public participation for projects involving community engagement

 

This online toolkit provides descriptions of a range of methods for stakeholder engagement, listed below. As well as providing a general overview, each method is described using the following categories: participants, cost, approximate time expense, strengths, weaknesses and origin. Videos are provided for some methods.

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