Stakeholder engagement strategies for Participatory Mapping

Reference: Stakeholder engagement strategies for Participatory Mapping, NOAA Costal Services Center, 2009

Participatory mapping engages stakeholders in the process of identifying their resources, perspectives, and priorities. The process of creating maps can be as important to building community consensus as the maps themselves.

This publication provides simple strategies for facilitators leading a participatory mapping process and focuses primarily on stakeholder involvement. Topics addressed include

  • Understanding basic participatory mapping
  • Knowing when participatory mapping is appropriate
  • Identifying and working with stakeholders
  • Collecting and reporting information

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