Companion Modelling: A Participatory Approach to Support by François Bousquet, Michel Étienne, Patrick d’Aquino (auth.),

By François Bousquet, Michel Étienne, Patrick d’Aquino (auth.), Michel Étienne (eds.)

This publication introduces the better half modelling procedure via featuring the stance that underpins it, the equipment and instruments used with stakeholders and the explicit function of types throughout the strategy. It addresses the ability to accommodate the several degrees of decision-making and take into consideration some of the strength relationships. It proposes a strategy to evaluate the impression of the procedure at the stakeholders fascinated about the process.

The ebook comprises 27 case stories and seven instructing instruments that describe the profitable use of the strategy in quite a few settings or educating contexts. it's meant for researchers engaged on rural improvement or renewable assets administration, in addition to scholars and teachers.

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The involvement of local stakeholders is always preferred while seeking to appreciate the diversity of the system: the participants will thus be local stakeholders chosen for the diversity of their practices, according to the question raised. These three ways of forming the involved collective can alternate during the various phases in the process of a single companion approach. For example, priority is given initially to the involvement of local stakeholders to cover the diversity of practice and social status.

The typology of tools is not developed in Chap. 4. With this point of view, the companion modelling approach is clearly thought of as having to take charge of the interaction between the two dynamics, as the collective action approach that existed before it has, in most cases, its own dynamic. These interactions also theoretically cause the participants in the two dynamics to modify knowledge of their interactions with the dynamic of renewable natural resources, to modify the power relationships, to modify their ability to schedule the collective use of resources and potentially, to transfer new knowledge to stake-holders only involved in one of these approaches.

However, it was the involvement of a senior researcher from the Renewable Natural Resources Research Centre (RNR-RC) in Bajo, who attended a ComMod course when studying for his Master’s degree in Thailand, which actually launched the first study in Bhutan. Having identified ComMod as a promising approach, he decided to devote his Master’s placement to developing role-playing games covering the sharing of water between two villages in this catchment area. The success of this first role-playing game led to other sessions being organized, which a few years later would culminate in the creation of a management committee for the catchment area.

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