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IUCN’s Situation Analysis: An Approach and Method for Analyzing the Context of Projects and Programmes

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At the end of this module, participants will have an understanding of the concepts and process of:
  • Developing a picture of the broader context in which the project will operate
  • Analysis of issues and trends
  • Analysis of stakeholders
And will be able to:
  • Describe the current state and condition of people and ecosystems in a geographic or thematic area.
  • Identify the trends in conditions and describe the pressures being exerted on the environment and resources by human activities and the underlying forces driving the pressures.
  • Identify the significant responses to the condition, trends and pressures at the international, national and local levels.
  • Analyse and discuss the informationon condition, trends, pressures and responses and identify the major significant issues or areas requiring attention.
  • Identify keystakeholders – groups of people and/or with rights and to resources and/or working in the area.
  • Assess stakeholder power and influence and categorise them.
  • Design a stakeholders’ participation strategy.