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"Participation" is a word frequently used in aid, relief and development work. It relates to involving local people themselves in the decision-making regarding the aid, relief and development work meant to improve their lives.
This page will provide links to resources regarding encouraging not-only local decision-making in aid, relief and development efforts, but also in making decision-making a shared responsibility across projects, initiatives and organizations. Like other AWN Advice pages, it will not be a comprehensive resource but, rather, a place that links to credible, practical organizations and resources related to the subject.
Several AWN members have written articles on the subject of participation:
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