Facilitating Community Building and Engagement with the Open Observatory
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
About this process
The Ambassador Assembly empowers users to become expert users who can drive and facilitate activities on the platform.
To better incorporate the Open Observatory holistically in the InDICEs project, several consortium partners have volunteered to become expert users. This assembly will be focused on strategising to integrate existing work on the platform, support each participant as an administrator on the platform, and create a community around developing a more participatory culture within InDICEs. This process will be replicated in the future to onboard new ambassadors outside of the project consortium.
The ambassadors will take on the following roles:
- navigate the platform as administrators and independently initiate activities
- identify opportunities to initiate activities on the platform
- translate research and community needs into concrete participatory activities on the platform
- ignite and moderate conversations
During this assembly, the ambassadors will:
- learn how to navigate the platform as administrators
- come up with strategies for engaging participatory activities
- prepare a strategy for onboarding future ambassadors