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As WRCF and the dialogue platform enter their third year, we’ve edited the dialogue structure so as to avoid conversation fatigue, improve cost-effectiveness, and increase sustainability.

It’s been encouraging to see the high levels of engagement over the past two years. Notable successes of the dialogue platform include examples of communities emboldened to act on their own behalf, and of actors held to account for pollution and dumping of waste.

To consolidate these successes and encourage continued engagement, the structure has now been simplified from four levels of prioritisation to three: household, district and community level meetings. The Citizens’ Advisory Council still oversees the process and assists with the feedback mechanism, and special interest groups and specific themes meet in parallel to the main structure.

The new strategy will be in use in 2017 as WRCF and its partners cover 301 communities with an additional 18,163 people.