A clear understanding of the ultimate goal of a project by leadership and team members is critical in identifying key stakeholders, their roles and engagement in achieving a successful project. Stakeholder engagement isn’t a onetime event but an ongoing process. Activities like training, Focus Group Discussions etc in an enabling environment with effective feedback mechanism that allows room for improvement and encourage contributions is required in achieving successful stakeholders engagement and its values.
For instance, during the last year, trained community stakeholders were allowed to participate in training, sensitization, recruitment activities etc. These help us ascertain the depth of their knowledge, spark creativity and foster community ownership of implemented project.