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Participation & Consensus-Building

Meaningful participation is essential for solutions to be sustainable.  We teach and mentor people in the skills they need to participate in decisions and design solutions that affect their lives. Where there are gaps preventing cooperation between government, civil society and the private sector, we bring people together and help them build platforms for constructive dialogue at the individual, organizational, local community and national levels.

Three important participation processes we use are:

 

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