Policy brief: Building consensus

Consensus-building techniques are particularly appropriate when decision-making is required in a political or emotional environment, or when the decisions affect strong factions with opposing preferences. It can work formally or informally, in large or small group contexts. What this is about?

  • Reaching agreement on policy change proposals.
  • Involving people, who are recipients of policy, implementers of policy, shapers of policy and policy makers in defined roles in policy change.
  • A process to give people a voice in policy change and to reach agreement.

The publication is also available in Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Hindi, Ilonggo, Khmer, Myanmar, Nepali, Oriya, Sinhala, Urdu and Vietnamese.


Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.


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