Information Manual 9: Community engagement
Authors: Tim Smith, Anne Leitch and Dana Thomsen
This manual provides best practice information about community engagement, particularly for local governments that are considering and undertaking communication, consultation and engagement on climate change adaptation. It forms one component of NCCARFs CoastAdapt, the decision-making framework for coastal areas. It outlines a six-step cycle for engagement that comprises: i) mapping existing networks; ii) identifying key champions within the networks; iii) supporting engagement by key champions; iv) supporting the design, implementation and learning from adaptation initiatives; v) monitoring and evaluating effectiveness; and vi) sharing innovations and lessons.