Tools and Processes for Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Implications Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs: Description and reflection on methods developed and used in the ESPA P-Mowtick project

Abstract

P-mowtick (Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Trade-Offs in Coastal Kenya) comprised of a series of linked research and participatory exercises which are described in this document. The project aimed to develop a framework and tools for explicitly identifying trade-offs between the wellbeing of different stakeholders resulting from changes in ecosystem services. The participatory process was organised around three different levels: primary stakeholders, secondary stakeholders, policy makers. The emphasis in the document is on the participatory workshops held with secondary stakeholders. This report documents the participatory tools used and communicates reflections on these methods for the use of other researchers or practitioners who may want to learn from the experiences of this project. Each section describes the activities undertaken and includes reflections on the process; identifying strengths, weaknesses and important factors to consider. This document is based on the team's own observations, reflections, the notes of independent observers and interviews with participants.

Citation

Daw, T.; Galafassi, D.; Munyi, L. Tools and Processes for Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Implications Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs: Description and reflection on methods developed and used in the ESPA P-Mowtick project. ESPA, (2012) 88 pp.

Tools and Processes for Participatory Modelling of Wellbeing Implications Ecosystem Service Tradeoffs: Description and reflection on methods developed and used in the ESPA P-Mowtick project

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