Participatory Mapping

Some community development initiatives design and monitor all of their programs using local participation, organization and negotiation with a technique called ♣ Participatory Mapping.

Through this, community members together with the initiative to draw up a map of their community. During this process local conditions, challenges, conflicts, problems, and priorities are diagnosed (mapping and planning inherent sources of sustainability, capabilities and corrosive disadvantages).

Such mapping technique is a mechanism for planning, flexibility and adaptation that allows communities to visualize themselves and their situation in an integral way and become agents of their own development. It enables them to identify available resources, define strategies to address their interests and needs, and make a clear distribution of roles and responsibilities. This enhances possibilities for sustainability.

Related strategies at:

♣ Participatory Mapping

See also:

Motivating and capitalizing on local ownership

Mapping and planning inherent sources of sustainability, capabilities and corrosive disadvantages

Creating and capitalizing on local resources

♣ Methods for the selection of objectives and priorities

♣ Clarity in the definition of roles and responsibilities