Multi stakeholder Forums

Published: 03 May 2021
Last edited: 03 May 2021

CEJAD realized the value of engagement is very critical in getting various stakeholders with different needs to realign consequently unlocking resources as well as forge alliances for meaningful participatory development.

Forums were held in the community to ensure that public participation is at the heart of the marine plastic waste as well as getting community groups to own the problem and take charge.

Classifications

Category
Alliance and partnership development
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Local
Subnational
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Documentation and dissemination of results
Review phase

Enabling factors

  • Alliance: Establishing alliances has contributed to ensure the perpetuity of the plastics value chain as well as the development of marketing platforms for plastic waste products.
  • Stakeholder engagement:  Establishing platforms and fora is very critical in getting various stakeholders with different needs to realign and get buy-in from partners consequently unlocking resources as well as forge alliances for meaningful participatory development. Forums were held in the community to ensure that public participation is at the heart of development.

Lessons learned

  • Proper documentation must be followed through with action points that are all rounded as well as approved by all to enhance accountability.
  • Amplify and provide visibility for impactful members so as they can be champions and ambassadors for plastic waste management.
  • Link the training to sources funding for the sustainability of the ventures for desired outcomes as well as continuous mentorships and coaching sessions including table banking.
  • Cooperation must be at the heart of the engagement to facilitate waste management initiatives.