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Network Strategic Environmental Assessment for Capacity Development and Dialogue
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Management and Assessment. (Environmental Management and Assessment Group)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2914-7538
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering. (Environmental Management and Assessment Group)
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Non-governmental organisations are playing an increasingly important role in facilitating the inclusion of a diversity of perspectives in the debates and decisions that shape society by acting as platforms for dialogue. However, to enable and maintain dialogues that influence decision making it is acknowledged that these organisations need to focus on developing their key capacities and design appropriate approaches. For these purposes, planning and decision making support processes like strategic environmental assessment can be useful. This paper suggests a network approach for capacity development and dialogue generation for network based non-governmental organisations through the design of a network strategic environmental assessment process. Experiences are drawn from developing the network strategic environmental assessment in Samp Intercontinental Museum Network, a Swedish non-governmental organisation working with the development of museums and their communities. The results were process ownership, participant engagement and iterative dialogues. Even though it is challenging to develop network strategic environmental assessments, it is argued that these processes can benefit network organisations by setting the bases for their capacity development programmes and by operationalising and mainstreaming their higher level concepts, allowing these organisations to reach their goals and contribute to long lasting transformations in society.

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Keyword [en]
Participation, Capacity development, Strategic environmental assessment, Non-governmental organisations, Networks
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Environmental Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-99197OAI: diva2:541507
32ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR IMPACT ASSESSMENT Energy Future The Role of Impact Assessment, Porto, Portgal, 27 May - 1 June 2012

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Available from: 2012-07-30 Created: 2012-07-18 Last updated: 2013-01-14Bibliographically approved

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