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Suzanne M. Nazal
Senior Social Development Consultant (Civil Society and Participation), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Suzanne Nazal organizes knowledge events, develops knowledge products, and provides technical support related to strengthening civil society participation and engagement in ADB’s operations. She also co-manages the social media platforms for ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center. Suzanne worked with several NGOs in the Philippines before joining ADB. She holds a master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of the Philippines.
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.