What is a multi-stakeholder negotiation?
When differences arise between more than two parties, or when decisions have to be made, complexity in sorting out the differences between all these parties can become a barrier to agreement. The solution is careful strategizing, planning and organization. A multi-stakeholder negotiation is a structured process that builds sustainable agreements between implicated parties by maximizing consensus-building, by drawing upon each party's resources and skills for creative problem-solving, and by building in monitering of implementation.
How does it
Depending on who will be implicated, the goals of the stakeholders, and the scope of the mandate, the design team can structure a process in any form from an open Town Hall Meeting (for the exchange of information) to a Regulation Negotiation (for drafting and implementing new laws).
Who could benefit
from multi-stakeholder negotiations?