Stakeholder Participation

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Definition

Stakeholders are those who make decisions about resource management and/or are affected by the consequences. The term "stakeholder" has evolved to mean a person or organisation that has a legitimate interest in a project or entity. Stakeholder participation includes a variety of means of raising awareness, identifying objectives, agreeing criteria and policy, and building capacity to encourage people to actively participate in developing policy options and implementing programmes. To develop more realistic and achievable transportation plans agencies must actively engage the public.

Read more in the gTKP Urban Mobility Topic Information Sheet on Stakeholder Participation.