Ensuring impactful action on the ground through the engagement of stakeholders

Stakeholder inclusiveness and engagement is at the heart of the WEFE Nexus process. Both are achieved through consultation and outreach activities targeted to the specific context and needs. The knowledge generated, and experience gained through the implementation of the Nexus Sssessments and the testing and assessment of technologies and approaches to address Nexus trade-offs, will be captured and translated into messages and notes to be broadcasted/disseminated to stakeholders, to raise awareness and enhance capacities.

Under the framework of Component 4 of the Project, a Stakeholder and Gender Mainstreaming Strategy was developed which forms the basis for developing, planning, and organisaing the consultation and communication activities. 

The main project areas in which the stakeholders will be involved in through consultation processes include the:

  • Regional Dialogue; 
  • Nexus Policy Dialogues including the development of the Nexus Assessment.

Aiming to create customised content for specific stakeholders, a Communications Strategy has been drafted taking into account the Stakeholder and Gender Mainstreaming Strategy that analyses the Project's objectives and developes communication objectives per Output as well as messages and tools for communicating with each stakeholder in each focus area. The key to successful communication is the use of customised messages and communication tools to reach out to specific stakeholders, depending on their place in the Stakeholder matrix of each country. 

Following the MedProgramme identity, all communication materials have a harmonised layout throughout such as in news items, social media campaigns, brochures, banners etc. These outputs also feed in newsletters such as the MedBulletin and the GEF IW: Learn. 

This Component is expected to: 

Ensure the medium and long-term sustainability of results by engaging relevant stakeholders.