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Troubles on the way: An analysis of the challenges faced by multi-stakeholder platforms

Author: Nicolas Faysse
Publication Date: 2006

Using two cases from South Africa and Bolivia, both in regards to water resource management, this paper analyses Multi-Stakeholder Platforms (MSP’s) as a means of resolving conflicts around natural resource management in both developing countries and on a global level. In examining why MSP’s have been and continue to be viewed in an often unfavourable context, the author identifies  and discusses five principal issues:

Guidebook for MSP Facilitation

Created by : GIZ (CCPS)

Publication Date : June 2011

This one-stop guidebook on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes is designed to act as not only a checklist in preparation for the facilitation of an MSP, but also to act as a compass, helping facilitators to navigate through the many phases of often diverse and complex MSP’s. Presenting advisory contributions from experts of various backgrounds, the guidebook also acts as a companion guide, detailing best practices which have been learned through years of experience.

Conflict Transformation: A Multi-Dimensional Task

Author: Hugh Maill

Publication Date: 2004

What is the state-of-the-art in conflict transformation theory? Does a theory of conflict transformation already exist, and if so, what are its main foundations? This paper aims to identify what is distinctive about conflict transformation theory and practice, as well as to identify its key dimensions.