Stakeholder Engagement & Participatory GIS
The use of GIS coupled with participatory approaches is an emerging tool for interdisciplinary community development and environmental stewardship known as Participatory GIS (PGIS).
Students are given an overview of the Participatory GIS approach and will learn practical skills to empower a range of stakeholders to participate in governance.
Learn how to engage stakeholders and build partnerships to appropriately develop methods to collect and represent local environmental knowledge and folklore as well as techniques for validation, feedback and sharing of spatial information that is both understandable and accessible to stakeholders whilst facilitating capacity-building, transparency, trust and collaboration in the process.
Participatory research & mapping methods
A number of participatory research and mapping techniques are reviewed to support the collaborative collection, conversion and creation of spatial data. In addition you will learn about a number of freely available communication and information sharing technologies to ensure accessibility for all stakeholders.