Multi-stakeholder processes for institutional strengthening
Dates: 27 February to 9 March 2012
Type of event: Training
Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands
Organization: Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
Thinking about the relationships between government, the private sector and civil society has changed considerably. Instead of being perceived as passive beneficiaries, rural populations are increasingly seen as citizens who have the right to participate and who demand good local governance. This has led to the understanding that local governance for rural development should be addressed as a multi-stakeholder process with interactions taking place at different levels amongst actors with different ambitions or perceptions.
In this course, you will learn how to deal with the complexity of governance and the engagement with multiple actors each with their own ambitions. You will gain increased understanding of your organisation’s current and desired position, roles, and interests in relation to local governance for rural development. You will work with multi-stakeholder and social learning concepts and methodologies for institutional change, and you will learn to reflect on them.