1. Reflect upon what that approach means for the initiative and its social objective, what has been done to achieve it, and what still needs to be worked out.
Within these spaces initiatives can identify, study and plan how to deal with anything standing in the way of their objectives; to systematize and evaluate their efforts; or to adjust their schemes of action as to remain relevant and consistent with their core aims.
2. Evaluate the feasibility of new ideas in a cost-effective and risk-free way.
Initiatives are more feasible if they devote time to working with communities to design ways to ensure innovation, flexibility, and adaptation at different stages of the initiatives – from design to implementation.
Strategy versus inflexible pre-made recipes. Mechanisms that ensure that new ideas are given a chance and that chosen actions are re-evaluated and transformed when needed, so that global needs and interests can be balanced with the local ones and unplanned events can be sorted out without neglecting from the initiatives’ core objectives.
Related strategies at:
Trans-generational approach Mapping and planning inherent sources of sustainability, capabilities and corrosive disadvantages Participatory mapping Systematization Assuring plural relevance Adaptation, analysis and innovation units Preventive measures Structures and techniques for local participation, organization and negotiation Feedback mechanisms Pilot projects