In June 2023, AEIDL, partner of the SafeHabitus project, initiated an engaging training session for the eleven Community of Practice (CoP) administrators and facilitators. The session had a clear focus: stakeholder mapping. This crucial step aimed to identify and engage the right actors for each CoP, setting the stage for meaningful collaboration.
SafeHabitus is a multi-actor project dedicated to strengthening Farm Health and Safety Knowledge Innovation Systems (FHS KIS) while fostering social sustainability in farming. Recognising the importance of empowering farmers and farm workers to adopt safer practices, the project places great emphasis on involving a diverse range of stakeholders. The key to success lies in harnessing the collective knowledge and expertise of these diverse actors.
During the training session, the administrators were equipped with different Stakeholder Mapping tools. These tools allowed them to visualise and categorise the different stakeholders across the four quadruple helix, which encompassed end-users, public sector representatives, private sector actors, and academia. By understanding the involvement levels of each stakeholder, the CoPs could effectively engage them in the project.
The use of the quadruple helix approach is very important because it enables comprehensive representation, fosters collaboration and innovation, supports holistic problem-solving, prioritises the perspectives of end-users, and promotes sustainable and inclusive solutions.
The CoP administrators were tasked with working on them over the following week. The goal is to identify the perspectives and contributions of each stakeholder within the CoPs. These results would then be shared during an upcoming peer-to-peer review meeting, which would set the stage for the official launch of the SafeHabitus CoPs.
Stakeholder mapping is at the heart of the SafeHabitus project. By actively involving a diverse range of stakeholders, the CoPs can tap into a wealth of expertise and insights. From end-users to public sector representatives, private sector actors to academia, each stakeholder brings a unique perspective that can contribute to meaningful change in farm health and safety practices.
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