Our aim is to change land-degrading practices with the goal to improve the livelihood of all stakeholders. But putting the relevant steps into action can be difficult. Successful change management is not an easy endeavor. This week we will look at tools that will help us to enhance stakeholder commitment in this change process. Securing that, todays habits will not endanger tomorrows livelihood. Here you find more information on the upcoming live-event, the resources and this week’s assignment:
Options and Pathways
This week, we will be looking at techniques to identify options for future land use practices. Examples for such practices could be: Do nothing; Invest in improved productivity; or Invest in alternative livelihoods. These options are meant to fit the interests of all stakeholder groups and to open up the discussion with stakeholders.
We will also look at options for pathways for action that could lead to successful adoption of improved practices. The most suitable pathway might vary for each type of stakeholder. Economic instruments, but also property right regimes are both examples for such pathways suitable for different type of stakeholders.
More specifically: We will look at The framework for participation (Wilcox, 2003) as well as the Five principles for the practice of knowledge exchange in environmental management (Reed, et al., 2014). These two theoretical inputs will be the basis for our Stakeholder Engagement toolbox.