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Multi-stakeholder participation?

I was once asked my opinion about inviting stakeholders with conflicting opinions to the same workshop. The objective of workshop was to identify (and agree upon) a new zoning arrangement for the waterfront area. The zoning initiative formed part of a new beach certification program which was being promoted and piloted in 6 beaches along the Ecuadorian coast in 2008. Zoning in an area traditionally considered free of formal boundaries and open to whomever gets there first is controversial.

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Introducing the blog: Constructing Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Welcome to my blog: 

This is a space for reflective thinking and sharing of experiences, ideas and methodologies that assist in going beyond understanding sustainability to implementing it in our daily lives.The world is filled with complexity and contradiction among social, environmental and economic impacts can make decision making for a sustainable future difficult. So our challenge is to create practical decision making frameworks that simply help us make better decisions. Rather than discuss and debate theoretical concepts of and about sustainable development, the objective of facilitating this virtual space is to compile information that is relevant, inspiring and practical for practitioners in all areas and sectors.

The question I wish to answer is: How can we make better decisiones when it comes to sustainability?