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This guide provides users with tips to better understand their community and capacity for community engagement, strategies to define engagement goals and ways to align community, capacity and goals. Developed in collaboration with the company Department of Civic Things, this resource explores the steps needed to create a sustainable and effective engagement strategy for your government agency. The resource is divided into two parts: Part One focuses on upfront strategy and planning; and, Part…
This resource provides users with essential principles to ensure inclusivity when building a digital participation platform. The guide puts forward rules on how to communicate inclusively, guidelines on how to build an inclusive questionnaire, tips on how to combine offline and online participation and ensure representation, practical measures to build adaptable digital solutions and real-life examples for inspiration. It includes guidance and tips on how to identify groups at risk of exclusion,…
Participatory budgeting is a community engagement method for governments looking to make their communities more inclusive and participatory. This guide provides key steps for developing a defined, efficient and effective participatory budgeting process, real-life examples and best practices and an interactive worksheet to get you started. By organizing a participatory budget, public officials can tap directly into the collective intelligence of their communities and align the allocation of…
This guide supports both beginners and seasoned practitioners in understanding the basics of digital community engagement. The resource explains why users should consider digital community engagement; how to prepare, who to involve and what to communicate; as well as how to ensure continuous engagement. The publisher's intent is to support leveraging digital solutions to maximise communities' collective intelligence and allocate time and resources in a more efficient and sustainable way. The…
This guide will teaches the basics of setting up a communications plan for your community engagement efforts. The guide covers how to set up a communication plan across three engagement project phases (launch, in-progress, and report-out phase) and walks through the core, strategic steps needed. Each section includes checklists and practical tips. It draws on best practices and lessons learned from CitizenLab's collaboration with 400+ local governments worldwide. This resource is distributed via…

Share, Learn, Innovate! Toolkit

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) created the "Share, Learn, Innovate!" toolkit to present methods, tools and technologies to enhance knowledge sharing. The toolkit acknowledges multiple experiences and perspectives and aims to be a catalyst for action. It collects the explicit knowledge of the organization, making it accessible, while simultaneously connecting tacit knowledge that is not codified but grounded in the experiences of practitioners. The Share, learn,…
Mission-oriented innovation aims to create change at the system level where everyone involved is involved and drives development. The working method is a tool for achieving jointly set sustainability goals on a broad basis and with great impact. In this handbook, we tell about Vinnova's work together with a number of relevant actors to jointly create mission-oriented innovation. You can follow how the actors under 2019-2021 test and develop the working method in the two different areas of food…
This resource was designed to empower everyone to take a human-centred design approach. It was designed specifically for the Queensland Government in Australia but is valuable for anyone interested building an understanding of human centred design and how they can use it. The resource includes sections What is BCD, Why do HCD, and How to do HCD, each with detailed guidance and instructions. The website also includes detailed operational support guidance for procuring human-centred design work,…

Visual Toolbox for System Innovation

The book is a collection of ready-to-implement tools to structure and manage the challenges and exploit opportunities of sustainability and transitions. The goal is twofold: improving the understanding of a challenge by going deeper, broader and by improving the quality of the discussions and conversations around the problem among participants. It focuses not only on the problem-solving process but also on the learning process while designing and implementing solutions. The tools are presented…

Venture Design Process

The Venture Design Process offers set of templates, tutorials, and templates for systematic execution of continuous design and delivery. It covers the phases: Personas, Problem Scenarios & Alternatives, Value Propositions, Assumptions & Experiments, Customer Discovery & Experiments, User Stories & Prototypes, Product & Promotion, as well as modules covering agile management and business model generation. The resource is targeted at private sector entrepreneurs and focuses on digital products and…