Facilitation and process tools

Research processes in sustainability contexts often times involve interaction with community partners, research colleagues from other disciplines, and other stakeholders. Being able to navigate and facilitate these interaction processes has become a critical skill for sustainability researchers. Fortunately, a number of great toolboxes and resources are available to help!

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  • The Community Toolbox provides extensive resources for participatory research and community action. It offers 46 chapters through which you can obtain practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills. Content areas covered include photovoice methods, communication strategies and framing, and intervention planning.
  • The GAiA journal has published a series of tools for transdisciplinary research processes. These are summarized on the i2insights Integration and Implementation Insights blog by Gabriele Bammer.
  • The Wageningen Center for Development Innovation has created a Process Toolbox with 60 different methods to facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships. The tools are organized along six categories:

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