Category Archives: Participatory methods

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics: An Action Guide

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, … Continue reading

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All Our Ideas – A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age

All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. It’s a suggestion box for the digital age. You can use All Our Ideas to create a website where … Continue reading

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Movimentos Sociais – Participação social como política de Estado

Em seminário inédito sobre presença da sociedade na construção de políticas públicas, Secretaria Geral da Presidência colhe propostas para elaborar projeto de lei sobre Política Nacional de Participação Social. Militantes cobram influência na política econômica e orçamento mais participativo. Objetivo … Continue reading

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How Peer to Peer Communities will Change the World

Read In reality, the term P2P refers, since a long time now, to the range of solutions, paradigms and approaches focusing on co-design (collaborative design) and co-creation, openness and freedom: that is, each decentralized, shared, distributed, equal mean to provide … Continue reading

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Participatory GIS: the traps of participation

Read With the simplification of GIS technologies and the promotion of P-GIS, communities across Africa are getting to grips with GPS and participatory mapping processes, but to what end?Community-based forestry management CBFM often throws up ‘good practice’ examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

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The dynamics of change: dealing with power dynamics

Read Politics and power are at the heart of any effective multi-stakeholder processes, MSP. After all, power differences are often at the root of economic and social inequality, unsustainable resource use and conflict. Not recognising this, or ignoring its implications, … Continue reading

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Participatory Action and Learning – A Field Worker’s Guidebook

Read The Guidebook introduces Participatory Action and Learning (PAL) as a way of addressing a number of these issues by providing an approach for both Forest User Group (FUG) members and forestry field staff to learn together from the process. … Continue reading

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Community organizing, learning and social change – communication and power – Reflect Approach

Read Reflect is an approach to learning and social change. Reflect aims to improve the meaningful participation of people in decisions that affect their lives, through strengthening their ability to communicate. Reflect begins with respect and value for people’s existing … Continue reading

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Organizing Community-wide Dialogue for Action and Change – A Step-by-step Guide

Organizing community-wide study circles is not an easy task, but with a little help you can be successful. Dozens of people – just like you – have organized successful community-wide study  circle programs in communities all over the country. This … Continue reading

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The Open Book of Social Innovation

This book is about the many ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the biggest challenges of our times: how to cut our carbon footprint; how to keep people healthy; and how to end poverty. … Continue reading

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