The question “how do you engage a community?” depends on the degree of influence given to the community in a decision-making process. It also depends on when engagement occurs during a policy development cycle.
True to its collaborative exchange, participants shape how they participate. Where traditional, top-down initiatives seek only to inform citizens on an arrived-at policy decision, the lack of attention to a relationship-based model for delivering public services is wanting – a point well [geot_filter region=”america” html_tag=”span”]recognized[/geot_filter][geot_filter exclude_region=”america” html_tag=”span” ]recognised[/geot_filter] globally by current efforts to deepen and expand public participation. Community members are engaged when they play a meaningful role in both the decision-making process and the implementation of projects that affect them. Broadening the role of government [geot_filter region=”america” html_tag=”span”]organizations[/geot_filter][geot_filter exclude_region=”america” html_tag=”span” ]organisations[/geot_filter] to include facilitator and collaborator, for instance, empowers locals and community members. Loosening the hold on a top-down approach also [geot_filter region=”america” html_tag=”span”]instills[/geot_filter][geot_filter exclude_region=”america” html_tag=”span” ]instils[/geot_filter] trust in community members to meaningfully engage in issues.

The question “how do you engage a community?” depends on the degree of influence given to the community in a decision-making process. It also depends on when engagement occurs during a policy development cycle.
True to its collaborative exchange, participants shape how they participate. Where traditional, top-down initiatives seek only to inform citizens on an arrived-at policy decision, the lack of attention to a relationship-based model for delivering public services is wanting – a point well [geot_filter region=”america” html_tag=”span”]recognized[/geot_filter][geot_filter exclude_region=”america” html_tag=”span” ]recognised[/geot_filter] globally by current efforts to deepen and expand public participation. Community members are engaged when they play a meaningful role in both the decision-making process and the implementation of projects that affect them. Broadening the role of government [geot_filter region=”america” html_tag=”span”]organizations[/geot_filter][geot_filter exclude_region=”america” html_tag=”span” ]organisations[/geot_filter] to include facilitator and collaborator, for instance, empowers locals and community members. Loosening the hold on a top-down approach also [geot_filter region=”america” html_tag=”span”]instills[/geot_filter][geot_filter exclude_region=”america” html_tag=”span” ]instils[/geot_filter] trust in community members to meaningfully engage in issues.

“Community members are engaged when they play a meaningful role in both the decision-making process and the implementation
of projects that affect them.”

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