Dialogue

2013: Practical Guide on Democratic Dialogue

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Authors: UNDP & Organization of American States
Publication date: 2013

This Guide offers a series of criteria, guidelines and tools that allow societal actors to understand better what a democratic dialogue implies as a process, and to undertake successful dialogic initiatives.

The guide has four sections:

Conducting a Policy Dialogue to Achieve Results

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Author: Woman in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Publication date: 2013

A policy dialogue involves people from different groups sitting together to focus on an issue in which they have a mutual, but not necessarily common, interest. This can bring about meaningful improvements to policies or programmes. Policy dialogues are powerful advocacy platforms for informal workers—and invaluable sources of information and solutions for officials.

Bridging perspectives

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Authors: Bali, N., Chen M.A. & Kanbur, R.
Publication date: 2012

Participatory mapping for adaptation to climate change: the case of Boe Boe, Solomon Islands

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Author: Piccolella, A.
Publication date: 2013, In: Knowledge Management for Development Journal, 9 (1): 24-36

Critics of top-down, expert-driven approaches to adaptation suggest the need for tools and methods capable of addressing the gap between scientific and local understanding of climate change. After a lengthy period in which participatory mapping in the context of climate change was overlooked, attention has now turned to Participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling (P3DM) for adaptation planning.

Social learning towards a sustainable world: Social learning towards a sustainable world

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Author: edited by Arjen E.J. Wals
Publication date: 2007

This comprehensive volume - containing 27 chapters and contributions from six continents - presents and discusses key principles, perspectives, and practices of social learning in the context of sustainability.

ODI HPG: Talking to the other side: Humanitarian engagement with armed non-state actors

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Author: Jackson, A. (for HPG - Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI)
Publication date: 2012

This HPG Policy Brief explores the obstacles to and opportunities for humanitarian dialogue with armed non-state actors (ANSAs). It begins with the rationale for such engagement and the applicable legal frameworks. It then provides an overview of the challenges that humanitarian actors face when engaging in dialogue with ANSAs on issues of access, assistance and protection.

The Only Government We See: Building Company/Community Dialogue in Nigeria

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

Making Monkey Business: Building Company/Community Dialogue in the Philippines

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This is one of four films in a series on company-community dialogue produced by the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at HarvardKennedySchool. The film conveys the process as experienced by those who participated - community, company and government representatives - and is told in their own voices.

From platform to partnerships. When and How to use Dialogues for Effective Multi-Stakeholder Engagement.

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Author(s): Tulder, R.v.

Publication date: 2011

This paper by the Partnerships Resource Centre addresses the conceptual confusion over basic terminology concerning multi-stakeholder processes. To make use of the full potential of multi-stakeholder processes to deal with complex problems, the author advocates for crystal clear understandings of the organizational format (platform or partnership) and techniques (normal or strategic stakeholder dialogue) chosen.