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The access initiative forming national research and review teams

The Access Initiative: Forming national research and review teams


The national coalition

The National Coalition

  • A lead organization

    • Convenes coalitions

    • Coordinates workshop

    • Communicates with TAI network

  • A research/project team

    • Carries out assessment

    • Writes report

  • An advisory/review panel

    • Reviews results

    • Helps publicize the assessment


Team skills and knowledge

Team skills and knowledge

Expertise Needed

Skills Needed

Sociology

Leadership

Indicators

Coordination

Environmental information

PR/Media

Public participation

Research

Law

Advocacy

Various Sectors


Team qualities

Team qualities

Credibility

Integrity

Trust

Respect

Good relations with government

Good relations with NGOs

Ability to convene


Team responsibilities

Team responsibilities

  • Conduct research

  • Generate answers

  • Conduct assessment and analysis

  • Produce reports and other materials (scorecards, brochure, website, CD, etc.)

  • Support dialogue

  • Undertake outreach


Teams examples

Teams: Examples

Mexico:

  • An environmental law NGO

  • An environmental education NGO

  • A grassroots NGO

  • An NGO promoting public participation

    South Africa:

  • A network of 380 community NGOs

  • A law clinic at the University of Pretoria

    Chile:

  • A democracy and participation NGO

  • A pro-bono environmental law firm

  • An NGO dealing with environmental and economic policy


The review advisory panel

The Review/Advisory Panel

Composition

Functions

  • Input to selections of cases

  • Review of assessment

  • Contribution to outreach

  • Agreement on priorities

  • Government

  • Academia

  • NGOs

  • Reporters

  • Other?


Review advisory panels examples

Review/Advisory Panels: Examples

Thailand:

  • Ministry of Environment

  • A prominent reporter and philosopher

  • NGOs

  • Federation of Thai Industry (private sector)

    Uganda:

  • The Ministry of Environment

  • The Ministry of Justice

  • Parliament

  • NGOs

  • Newspaper


Collaboration for action

Collaboration for action

Engaging the Review Panel

  • Selection of Cases

  • Review of findings

  • Outreach


Collaboration for action1

Collaboration for action

Engaging Stakeholders

  • Discussing Findings

  • Setting Priorities

  • Planning Action

  • Undertaking Action


Collaboration national examples

Collaboration: National examples

  • Mexico

    • Priorities identified at community meetings with team and panel

    • Team and MoE develop a joint workplan to address priorities

  • Thailand

    • Priorities identified at a multi-stakeholder meeting

    • Government revises public participation process in EIA


The national team regional role

The National Team - Regional Role

  • Present at regional events

  • Collaborate in regional workshops

  • Exchange ideas with other teams

  • Get help and review from Core Team regional leader and other partners


The national team global role

The National Team – Global Role

  • Submit results to TAI for review and posting

  • Share ideas and lessons learned with global partners

  • Participate in global meetings

  • Draw on TAI’s resources – publications, website, list-servs, outreach literature


Partnership for principle 10

Partnership for Principle 10

  • Taking TAI to the next level through implementation

  • Bringing governments and NGOs together

  • Encouraging shared commitments for better access to decision-making


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