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Copyright: GIZ / Dirk Ostermeier
Copyright: GIZ / Dirk Ostermeier

Stakeholder engagement is vital when implementing more sustainable land management practices. In this MOOC, we will not only be looking at approaches to identify options and pathways for action, but we will focus on methods to identify stakeholders, and how to establish a basis for initiating engagement and discussion. Here you find more information on the upcoming live-event, the resources and this week’s assignment:

Identifying the main stakeholders

The Multi-Stakeholder approach aims to identify and involve all groups of people affected by the current state of a piece of land and its future use. The goal is to build a partnership with all relevant stakeholders, to promote better decision making, and to ensure participation while preventing or reversing land degradation and ultimately improve the livelihoods of people. In order to accomplish this goal all relevant stakeholders should be considered when planning and initiating change.

In this MOOC, we will be looking at techniques to identify options for discussion on which land management practices would be most suitable for the different stakeholders. We will be analyzing pathways for action that could lead to successful adoption. Further, we will specify the different types of stakeholders and how each type affects the planning and adoption process. Ultimately we shall develop individual stakeholder engagement plans. Permitting us to build close partnerships with stakeholders, address and remove barriers and securing successful adoption of sustainable land management practices.

But before we delve into all that, we should start by reviewing the ELD initiative and examining different case studies in order to explore the scope of stakeholders involved in cases with diverse characteristics related to sustainable land management practices.

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