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Participation: principles, tools and approaches

This course will teach participants how to apply the principles of meaningful participation and be conversant with a range of tools and techniques to guide, assess and support programme-based colleagues in enhancing participation throughout the programme life cycle – including context analysis, project design, implementation, management and monitoring and evaluation.

United Kingdom
23rd June, 2016 to 24th June, 2016
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This is an opportunity to learn the theory, implement the practice and engage in peer exchange to reflect on how participation can be improved in your programme and organisation, as well as the challenges, risks and pitfalls it presents.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for people who want to strengthen stakeholder participation in community-based initiatives and those supporting partners in strengthening their participatory approaches. It is primarily targeted at individuals from non-governmental, voluntary, private and government sectors.

What you will learn

  • The key principles of participation.
  • How to use a range of tools and approaches to ensure meaningful participation through theory and practice including Focus Groups, Appreciative Inquiry, Key Informant Interviews, Stories, Videos, Problem and Objective Tree Analysis and many more
  • How to assess who is participating – stakeholder analysis, power analysis, vulnerability assessment and elite capture.
  • How to introduce beneficiary feedback loops – closing the loop and adaptive programming
  • How to assess and strengthen participation within programme evidence including participatory monitoring and evaluation.