Engagement Protocol

An effective community engagement protocol is based on the community engagement principles and provides the commitments against which participants can measure the effectiveness of the process.

A protocol for community engagement could take the following format:

We accept a shared responsibility to:

Communicate in a clear and timely manner, accommodating comments on the scope, aims and expected outcomes for each stage of discussion.

Offer comprehensive and timely information to stakeholders to encourage fair and informed discussiCommunity Engagement Protocol Posted by admin on March 25, 2008 An effective community engagement protocol is based on the community engagement principles and provides the commitments against which participants can measure the effectiveness of the process. A protocol for community engagement could take the following format: We accept a shared responsibility to: Communicate in a clear and timely manner, accommodating comments on the scope, aims and expected outcomes for each stage of discussion. Offer comprehensive and timely information to stakeholders to encourage fair and informed discussion of issues, with attention to the inclusion of people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Provide key information in plain language for wider civil society consideration, especially when dealing with technical issues, and provide opportunities for communitycapacity building in chemical safety issues. Assist individuals and groups in practical ways to engage in the consultative process, paying particular attention to stakeholders with special needs and upholding equityand diversity principles. Establish clear and realistic timelines for input, which are sensitive to the resources available to the individuals and groups concerned. Give frequent and open feedback, including information relating to emerging issues, key outcomes from consultations, the nature of interested people’s contributions, and any recommendations arising from the process.on of issues, with attention to the inclusion of people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Provide key information in plain language for wider civil society consideration, especially when dealing with technical issues, and provide opportunities for communitycapacity building in chemical safety issues.

Assist individuals and groups in practical ways to engage in the consultative process, paying particular attention to stakeholders with special needs and upholding equityand diversity principles.

Establish clear and realistic timelines for input, which are sensitive to the resources available to the individuals and groups concerned.

Give frequent and open feedback, including information relating to emerging issues, key outcomes from consultations, the nature of interested people’s contributions, and any recommendations arising from the process.


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