We organised a webinar about participation for Mali
In cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Mali, a webinar took place on 16th June, aimed at key actors in Mali about participation and its uses for different purposes. Our presenters focused mainly on working with stakeholders and using participation to reach SDGs – sustainable development goals.
In the context of developing countries, participation is a valuable tool to reach such goals. SDGs include but are not limited to sustainable city and community development, gender equality or addressing the effects of climate change. With that in mind, we introduced the attendees to how we believe participation should work with emphasis on data and mapping, followed by working with stakeholders. Knowing how to map them and which ones to engage in a particular project is a key factor for good participation.
We believe that participation done well is a valuable tool regardless of the environment. That’s why we don’t work solely in Europe or North America, but also in developing countries.