Best Practices in Stakeholder Engagement

The effective engagement of stakeholders can be critically important to ocean planning and management processes. This is the case whether stakeholders have a formal role in decision-making or simply an informal advisory voice. Engaging stakeholders in ways that meet their needs - as well as the needs of planners and managers - can spell the difference between a process that captures the will and respect of stakeholders and one that faces public pushback.

The list below offers guidance on identifying stakeholders, securing their participation, managing conflict, and more.

MEAM articles

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