Defining a problem & objectives

Defining a problem & objectives

  • Define a problem you want to solve
  • Define objectives you want to achieve

The problem and objectives has to be clear to you and to anyone joining the process regardless of their previous knowledge or education.

NOW, ask yourself

  • Do I need to enter into participatory process to achieve this objectives or can I achieve them in another way ?
  • Am I at the initial stage of the development of solution and I’m not simply looking for approval of solutions  ?

  • If YES, enter the process with STEP 2
  • If NO, you are at the wrong place

Be honest – don’t engage other people just to make things look better or transparent – you will not be able to raise their interest when their involvement will be crucial!