Who decides how resources are used? In the face of a growing population and rapid economic development, deciding how to address competing demands over natural resources for food, energy, water and other life sustaining values is becoming increasingly complex, especially in trans-boundary contexts.
A essential tool in trans-boundary natural resource governance is multi-stakeholder dialogues, which can help foster cooperation at local, national, bi-lateral and multi-lateral levels. Multi-stakeholder dialogues employ a participatory management approach to understand the environmental, social, economic and political dynamics that influence decision-making and build consensus for long-term action.
This facilitated session will introduce case studies from across the Asia region, with inputs from leading practitioners to initiate a critical discussion on various ways in which multi-stakeholder dialogue process can be used, how they are most effective, and how they can be improved.