How to identify community owned solutions

1. Introduction

This training unit is divided into activities that provide step-by-step instructions to identify community owned solutions. It builds on the understanding you will have already gained of community engagement (Unit 1) and participatory engagement techniques (Unit 2). These are all important in identifying community owned solutions for community management. 

Activities 1 and 2 are used to engage the community you are part of or working with and activities 3 to 5 are the steps to identify the challenges the community face and to highlight existing solutions the community already are using to cope with these challenges. Ideally these activities are all done face-to-face with as many people from all sections of the community as possible. If you are unable to do this, you can also connect with community members online or by phone.