All stakeholders are equal
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CTA. 2002. All stakeholders are equal. Spore 97. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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One Step Beyond. Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability By Minu Hemmati Earthscan/ Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future, London, 2002. 328 pp. ISBN GBP 17.95 Euro 28.75
Our institutions are opening up, whether they are farmers associations or international councils. The common sense that is called participation is being applied in all, well most, of our bodies. Central and decentralised government, grassroots groups, local authorities, representative civil society groups such as trade unions, the private sector, issue-based groups, the research community, NGOs wherever we belong we are learning to share decisions with the others. One courageous experiment in the search for new forms of decision-sharing is known as the multi-stakeholder dialogue or process (see: Can we all be policy-makers, in Spore 93). It has been developed largely in the new forms of consultation and decision-making around the United Nations General Assembly and its commission on sustainable development. There farmers organisations share the floor with governments, international agencies and other major groups. This manual explains the logistics and psychology of these processes, which can be applied at almost any level, and indeed between levels, of decision-making. From the fundamental principles, and how to enshrine them, to the nitty-gritty of learning to be an equal, it provides a framework for you to dialogue, and more. These processes are, some believe, the only way forward in organising development. One step at a time, but forward. Go there. With this book. One Step Beyond. Multi-Stakeholder Processes for Governance and Sustainability By Minu Hemmati Earthscan/ Stakeholder Forum for Our Common Future, London, 2002. 328 pp. ISBN GBP 17.95 Euro 28.75 Earthscan Publications Ltd 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JNUK Fax: +44 20 72 78 11 42 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org