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Management and Participatory Engagement Consultant, Asian Development Bank
Emma has 20 years’ experience working with Australian and international organizations. Over the past eight years, she has worked on projects designed to increase civil society participation in ADB work, with a focus on the Pacific. Her expertise includes facilitation, training, and partnerships for international development. Since 2012, she has also worked with the University of Sydney as a soft-skills trainer on Australian-government funded short course programs on agricultural research in Africa.
Appreciative Inquiry, Most Significant Change, Social Audit are activities that can be used to engage stakeholders in project evaluation.
Problem Tree, Beneficiary Assessment, and Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis are useful tools when preparing the design and monitoring framework for CSO engagement.
Community Radio, Participatory Action Research, and Television Drama are some of the implementation tools for communications and behaviour change.
Baselining, Ten Seed Technique, Seasonal Calendar, Community Mapping, Transect Walk, and Visioning are all participatory tools used for assessment.
Visual Associations Mapping, Stakeholder Mapping Matrices, and Venn Diagrams can be used as stakeholder analysis tools for CSO engagement in the Pacific.
This piece offers practical advice as to why working with civil society is important in the Pacific and how greater engagement between CSOs, government, and the Asian Development Bank can be achieved.